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Les midis-séminaires: Les archives ouagalaises de Coen Beeker

Philippe Genois-Lefrançois

On the occasion of the first lunchtime seminar of the semester, Philippe Genois-Lefrançois presents ''Les archives de Coen Beeker: récit d'une résidence de recherche au Centre Canadien d'Architecture''.

Coen Beeker is a Dutch urban planner who worked in Africa during the second half of the 21st century as a part of bilateral cooperation projects. He is particularly known for having developed a method of restructuring spontaneous housing neighborhoods: the ''Méthode d'Aménagement Progressif''.

For a period of two months, Philippe Genois-Lefrançois had the chance to look in the personal archives of the urban planner. It will be discussed during te seminar the process of archival research as well as the implications of Coen Beeker in Ouagadougou from the late 1970s.

Bring your lunch and join the discussion on Thursday, September 21, at room 3073, starting at noon. Arrive early, places are limited!

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