Rethinking the "in-between" ADAPT-r Spring Student Workshop

Faculty of Architecture, Campus Sint Lucas, Ghent, Belgium, 1st year of International Master in Architecture


 Location 03: # 900m2 of frustration 

Authors: Gonzalo Marques, Charlotte Hallier, Jacopo Moret, Iacopo Testi, Beatriz Dioz Guerra, Davide Agostini

Student workshop in old cloister, now architecture school in Ghent, Belgium.

6 "in-between" locations.

6 tape art interventions.










The 4-day Intensive Student Workshop exposed the importance of ‘in-between’ or ‘left-over’ spaces within the educational and public buildings. It focused on mini, ad hoc, spatial tape art interventions that have the potential to trigger not only spatial but also small social change. Students worked on 6 different chosen sites within the old cloister building of Sint Lucas Architecture School in Ghent, highlighted on the map above. While working with the main school entrance, the inner school atrium, the main vertical communications and the hidden corridors, they tackled several important questions: 


  • How can we, by creating various spatial tape art acupunctures make the ‘in-between’ space more visible, so that it becomes hierarchically as important as the formal part of the school and is not just being ‘merely’ there? 

  • Can we, with temporary tape art installations seed the new ‘in-between’ behaviors among students and staff members? 

  • Can we make them and ourselves spatially more aware of these spaces? 

  • Can our installations trigger potential new projects?

  • Can the ‘left-over’ become the new identity? 







Location: KU Leuven, Sint Lucas Architecture School, Ghent Campus

Project and completion date: 21st - 24th of March, 2016

Type: educational, art installation, workshop

Material: 5, 10 cm yellow duct tape


Tutor: Ana Krec, SVET VMES, Ljubljana, Slovenia, ADAPT-r Research Fellow, Sint Lucas Architecture School, Brussels Campus,

PhD Candidate, KU Leuven, Belgium


Workshop participants: Alexandra Ungurean, Ana Ponce, Ander Delgado, Beatriz Dioz Guerra, Charlotte Hallier, Davide Agostini, Didong Chen, Dimitrios Triantafyllou, Francesca Cremona, Gonzalo Marques, Guillaume Servoise, Holly Pender, Iacopo Testi, Ilana Razbash, Jacopo Moret, Jessica Daniela Ribeiro Pinto, Kamila Zareba, Konstantinos Tatsis, Laura Permentier, Linh Nguyen, Maier Mugica, Manuel Fernandez Catalina, Margot Scheyving, Maria Basterra Garcia, Miquel Hernandez, Monica Cardoso, Ngoc Mai, Patricia Otero, Prisca Ohiwerei, Sanja Djurdjevic, Sofie Standaert, Sophie Nieuwbourg, Tereza Mirska, Tommaso Antonicelli, Ursula Mendo, Vaagard Nyaas, Weronika Widenska


Photographs: Dimitrios Triantafyllou, Gonzalo Marques