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Pieter Léon Vermeersch
Pieter Léon Vermeersch (°1984) is an artist living and working in Leuven, Belgium. His work deals with the tension between the concepts of utopia and dystopia. The dystopian predictions by authors like Aldous Huxley and George Orwell about worlds without privacy which are dominated by the increasing power of authoritarian regimes and/ or big companies, are becoming a reality. The concept of utopia on the other hand has been dismissed after the failures of the 20th century.
Now more than ever, there is a need for the power of the imaginative mind to see where we want to take our world and our cities. A society without a vision for the future is a society without a soul. The buildings Pieter Léon Vermeersch designs are not real buildings. They are buildings that, by their imaginative character, make us reflect about the world. They depict architecture and the city as viewed through the lens of the artist.