Poster and map for the exhibition by Kim Bouvy at Bureau Europa, Maastricht.
10th October 2015 until 17th January 2017
« In the context of RECIPROCITY design Liège 2015, Bureau Europa commissioned photographer Kim Bouvy to research the reciprocity between the (post)industrial identities of Liège and Maastricht. Both cities, as part of the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion, are of considerable importance to the footnotes of European history: in 1817, the Dutch King, William 1st, sold the Prince-Bishop of Liège’s summer castle in Seraing to the sons of William Cockerill, an English industrial entrepreneur and skilled engineer. They then laid the foundations for the first coke blast furnace in Belgium in 1823, thus introducing the mass-production of iron and steel and sparking the Industrial Revolution on the European continent. These events were paralleled in Maastricht by Petrus Regout, who started his family-run steam-powered glassworks in the Boschstraat in 1834 that would extend rapidly into factories for glass, earthenware, nails and rifles. Both families were pioneering industrialists and capitalists, both consolidating cross border relations for the sake of their businesses. »
The map was developed as a guide though for the area Kim Bouvy project takes place.
Thanks for the collaboration!
More information about the exhibition : here
T A S K S :
Mapping, Graphic Design