Marcel Smets will be on the EKA main hall stage in Tallinn with the lecture “The modern landscape of infrastructure”.
Marcel SMETS is architect and urbanist. As academic, he taught urban design at the University of Leuven (B) and Harvard GSD. As urbanist, he was the head designer for certain important conversions: the Leuven Railway Station area, the Isle of Nantes, three complex nodes of the Antwerp Ring coverage project – and he directed fundamental projects for Brussels, Rouen, Genoa, Oporto, Conegliano. As scholar he published many articles and books: most recently The Landscape of Contemporary Infrastructure (2010- 2016, with K. Shannon) and Foundations of Urban Design (2022). As public servant, he acted as spatial Advisor for the City of Leuven (1995-2001) and as Flemish State Architect (2005-2010).