21 × 30 cm, 32 p, ills colour, stapled
design: Jurgen Maelfeyt & Stephanie Kiwitt
edition of 500
Between August and November 2014 Stephanie Kiwitt was commissioned by Team Flemish Government Architect to make a photographic work about the outskirts of Brussels: Diegem, Haren, Zaventem, Sint-Stevens-Woluwe, Kraainem, Sint-Pieters-Woluwe, Oudergem, Ukkel, Vorst, Drogenbos, Ruisbroek, Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Anderlecht, Dilbeek, Groot-Bijgaarden, Sint-Agatha-Berchem, Ganshoren, Jette, Strombeek-Bever, Grimbergen and Vilvoorde. These neighbouring but extremely different areas cannot be conceived in terms of a single unequivocal image. The composition and order of the double pages in this publication do not refer to their geographical origins, but introduce a new order and create a connection related purely to aesthetics of form.
Stephanie Kiwitts (°1972) work starts from the photographic exploration of urban public spaces. She observes these spaces as settings of everyday interaction. She is interested in how to visualize the transformation and fragility of urban structures and commercial values. During the subsequent handling of the photographic material it is important for her to create an autonomous pictorial space.