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Walkscapes is a publishing platform based in Brussels and founded in 2016 by Gianni Villa (FR, 1990) and Wanling Chang (TW, 1987). Walkscapes produces books, magazines and exhibitions about the slow exploration of  contemporary territories. Through personal projects and collaborations with other artists, Walkscapes aims to investigate the complexity and the beauty of cities without limits. 

WS Lebeau

Gianni Villa, Valentin Bansac, Wanling Chang

For its first exhibition, Walkscapes aims to present, in Espace Lebeau in Brussels, 3 projects that question the relation between nature, architecture and urban territories : WS110 Greenhouse Territories by Valentin Bansac (FR, 1991), about the productive landscapes of Westland in the Netherlands ; WS106 City Plants by Gianni Villa, a collection of 16 postcards from London, Barcelona, Tokyo & Taipei about different forms of urban greenery ; WS107 Posutomodan by Gianni Villa, about Japanese postmodern monuments of Tokyo, Osaka & Fukuoka.

Exhibition by WS and Valentin Bansac, pictures by Alice Loumeau, Pauline Colleu, Valentin Bansac



Wanling Chang, André Fockedey, Flore Fockedey, Pauline Fockedey

“André had many cars. 24 cars, and he remembers them well. The models, their colours, and all the stories and the anecdotes that go with. Co-edited with Fockedey sisters, CARS is an illustrated book retracing the story of André’s cars and memories.”

2023, 17 x 13 cm, 60 pages, 100 copies, riso printing by SO-RI, cover with round edges, thread stitching

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More Animal Drawings

Wanling Chang

“ The presentation brings together drawings of some of the favourite animals of Chang's friends and colleagues. Chang's work on paper, and more specifically her drawings of animals, first came to attention through the self-published Animals that I drew (2019). Right away we notice that the past three years offered little to no improvement in the drawing department. ”

2022, 14.8 x 10.5 cm, 32 pages, 50 copie, digital printing by WS, green cover, staple binding

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Greenhouse Territories

Valentin Bansac

“ The Westland is located in South Holland and is referred to as the greenhouse capital of the Netherlands. In a country where half of the land is used for agriculture, it hosts extensive areas of repetitive and overscaled glass buildings. This series observes the manifestation of the future of agricultural production, an anti-urban landscape that produces food and flowers in industrial quantities with artificial light. ”

2022, 21x27cm, 48 pages, 50 copies, digital printing by Graphius, red cover with stickers, silver envelope, perfect binding

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Sepideh Farvardin

“ When I wander around cities that I have not visited before, my thoughts get entangled with details that skip my eyes even in my hometowns. And it is at that moment when I embark on an intense journey of observation. Walking in the streets of Europe as a newcomer, my eyes began to follow objects that seemed left behind. Belongings which seemed to have been forgotten on streets and alleys. In reflection, I discovered, beneath this returning occurrence, a mutual condition between myself and my photograph subjects; a sense of displacement and lack of belonging. ”

2022, 21 x 29.7 cm, 52 pages, 20 copies, digital printing by Ateliers du Toner, riso cover by SO-RI, postcards and translucent envelope, rubber band binding

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Beijing Outline

Anna Pierotello

“ After years of commuting across Beijing, and encountering millions of people in thousands of trips, I started wondering, where do they all come from? Where do they live? I knew that Beijing was big, but how big? Where does the city even stop? This is a book about where Beijing ends. It is an exploration to find out what the city looks like at the end of each of its metropolitan arteries. It is a report that takes into account time and distance. It is a collection of images captured throughout the winter of 2017. ”

2022, 14.8 x 21 cm, 64 pages, 20 copies, digital printing by Ateliers du Toner, yellow recycled soft cover, thread stitching

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Gianni Villa

“ ポストモダ, pronounced POSUTOMODAN, is the japanese term to name the postmodernist movement. It’s also the name of this book, a personal research I made between 2018 and 2019, while I was still living in Taipei. It includes a record of walks in search for postmodern buildings from Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka, as well as a collection of japanese songs produced during the same period. ”  

Playlist available here : https://tinyurl.com/2zw8rh2j

2022, 12x18cm, 124 pages, 250 copies (second edition), offset printing by Graphius, perfect binding

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City Plants

Gianni Villa

“ 16 postcards about plants in the city, the various shapes it can take, and beyond the simple copy of nature, the multiple roles it can play for local people : in London, garden palmtrees as an exotic escape ; in Barcelona, roses to bid farewell to beloved dead; in Taipei, weeds as a spontaneous resistance of nature to urban sprawl; In Tokyo, flowerpots as a domestic space in the megalopolis. ”

2019, 10x15 cm, 20 copies, digital printing by WS, 16 postcards with glue binding

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A Travel In Two

Sofia Clementina Hosszufalussy

“Catching the train that from Moscow brings you to Vladivostok; sharing space, days and nights with random travellers. A travel between two is the reportage of this, of two friends and their trip to Siberia until the Baykal lake. A story told between Europe and Asia, pictures and drawings, you and me.”

2019, 14.8 x 21 cm, 36 pages, 20 copies, digital printing by Art & Print, staple binding

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Wanling Chang

“Threshold is a photographic essay on the Khmer temples, a reflection on the form and the construction methods of these relics through images. Haunted by these sanctuaries upon her first visit to Thailand, Wanling Chang tends to have a better understanding of their forms and eventually the philosophy behind by working on the visual representation of an unspeakable perception.”

2019, 14.8 x 21 cm, 32 pages, 20 copies, digital printing by Art & Print, translucent cover, staple binding

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Animals That I Drew

Wanling Chang

“From an early age, my poor drawing skills had been a subject of mockery both at school and at home. For a long time, my clumsiness felt like a weakness, which I tried to hide. It wasn't until I reached adulthood that I realized technical skills and creativity are two different things altogether. What makes self-publishing so wonderful is how it embraces amateurism. We are free to show the obsessions few people care about. Amateurism won’t be an obstacle to any form of creation. I hope this book can amuse you.”

2019, 14.8 x 10.5 cm, 40 pages, 50 copies, digital printing by WS, kraft cover, staple binding

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Wanling Chang

“Wanling Chang has been collecting missing posters over the span of 6 years, and she has now decided to make a book out of them. It’s a book about missing animals and objects, about images and the representation of things we hold dear, about the anxiety and the fear of loss, about absence.”

2018, 10.5 x 14.8 cm, 96 pages, 20 copies, digital printing by WS, rubber band binding

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Gianni Villa

 “ During my repeated visits to London, I noticed how many palm trees can be seen in front yards, despite the city less-than-ideal weather conditions. Upon visiting Kew Gardens, I figured out the reason behind this predilection for palm trees, in front of Edred John Henry Corner’s words: “Of all land plants, the palm is the most distinguished.” Palms documents the phantom of Imperialism, still visible throughout the common urban space, as well as in the exotic section of the Royal Botanic Gardens.”

2017, 7.4 x 21 cm, 28 pages, 20 copies, digital printing by WS, recycled paper, staple binding

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河邊 By the River

Five Wu, Jei Jan, Gianni Villa, Morgane Le Guilloux, Manuel Ortega, Wanling Chang

“The 河邊 issue aims to investigate the relationship between the city of Taipei and its lively riversides that encompass it. By highlighting its independence from both the urban fabric and the natural balance, it wishes to present a set of new connections that happen in the gap, between city, nature, infrastructure, and people.”

2018, 21 x 29.7 cm, 64 pages, 50 copies, digital printing by
Newspaper Club, newspaper in kraft envelope, staple binding

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Ananay Arango, Florent Hajinazarian, Gabriel Henry, Gianni Villa, Melchior Tersen, Norida Ho, Odonchimeg Davaadorj, Quentin Strauss, Wanling Chang

“The PERIF issue is focused on the subject of the ring road and on all the themes it may encompass. Because it involves the question of boundaries, entrances and exits, this constructed limit says as much about the inside and outside of cities as about the means of going beyond them.”

2016, 21 x 29.7 cm, 88 pages, 50 copies, digital printing by 經緯印藝 (second edition), perfect binding  

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2023   Fotobook DUMMIES day Taipei, TW
2023   Vienna Art Book Fair, AT
2023   Indiecon Hamburg, DE
2023   Wiels Art Book Fair, BE
2023   Espace Lebeau, Bruxelles, BE  
2023   P.A.G.E.S, Genève, CH

2022   Antwerp Academy Art Book Fair, BE
2022   Wiels Art Book Fair, BE
2022   Ghent Art Book Fair, BE

2019    Wiels Art Book Fair, BE
2019    Ghent Art Book Fair, BE

2018    Break Off, Taichung, TW

2017    FRAC PACA, Marseille, FR
2017    Génie d’Alex, Paris, FR


In his book Walkscapes, Italian architect Francesco Careri aims to define the act of walking as an aesthetic as well as a critical practice. He traces its roots all the way back to prehistoric times, from nomadic men exploring landscapes by foot to modern men experiencing the urban space and architectural landscapes in roaming around cities. Careri also points out how the act of walking was a turning point for three critical movements in the history of art: the passage from Dada to Surrealism, from the Lettrist International to the Situationist International, and from Minimalism Art to Land Art.

Fundamentally, for Careri, the act of walking, regardless of its invisibility of spatial definition, implies the transformation of a place and its meaning : “The mere physical presence of humans in an unmapped space, as well as the variations of perceptions they register while crossing it, already constitute forms of transformation of the landscape that—without leaving tangible signs—culturally
modify the meaning of space and therefore the space itself ”. Whether walking towards a destination or simply wandering around, the act of walking transmits both physical or invisible traces of human activities.

In modern times, it became almost impossible to have a full understanding of the complex urban space surrounding us, especially in metropolitan cities where all types of infrastructures - bridges, tunnels, highways - intertwined with urban constructions throughout history of the city. Therefore, Careri’s
definition has become a great inspiration to us in trying to return to more fundamental ways of moving: wouldn’t it be more adequate, then, to try to understand urban space based on one’s personal
and intimate perception through walking, even if it’s inevitably fragmental and partial?

Our curiosity was piqued by some indefinable and atypical urban territories, often created alongside construction of infrastructures, yet marginalized due to their location. Their particular nature
makes them seem to disappear within the city: on one hand, they stop having a role or function for people living around them ; on the other hand, they also become invisible, which not only protects
them temporarily from city development and real estate dynamics, but also allow them to become something else.

For many, those spaces are indefinite, dysfunctional, useless. For us, they are poetic, peculiar and full of potentialities, as long as you dare to take a closer look. We call them “Walkscapes”, and they are the main topic we want to investigate with our WS platform.

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