Wim Cuyvers


    Common Space Praxis

    Architect, essayist and activist. At the beginning of the 80’s, Cuyvers finished his studies at the Hoger Architectuurinstituut in Gand. He worked in the States at Preston Phillips and Venturi, Rauch & Scott Brown (famous authors of Learning from Las Vegas, a key book of post-modernism) and later at Paul Robbrecht et Hilde Daem. En 1984, he opened his own studio in Gand and alternated projects and researches with a radical approach in particular to public spaces. En 1995, he had a first personal exhibition at deSingel. He taught in Tilburg, Eindhoven and Sint-Lucas in Gand. En 2000, he came to live in Jura (France) and is advisor-researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academy de Maastricht. He wrote different radical books concerning public spaces.
    As an author he wrote : Cuyvers, Wim. Text on text. Den Haag: Stroom Den Haag, 2005.