The Leuven Hundreds

Portraits of a city's people, today

We’ve joined forces with Leuven to highlight 100 local people, places and projects that contribute towards making the city what it is today. From artists and architects to producers and professors, these are the driving forces powering Leuven forward one ingenious initiative at a time.

Steven Borgerhoff

Steven Borgerhoff

Co-founder, TV producer and print publisher, Borgerhoff & Lamberigts (1975)

Can you describe what you do?

I’m the co-founder and -owner of Borgerhoff & Lamberigts, a publishing house based in Ghent which I started with my partner Kristof Lamberigts in 2004. In 2012, we expanded with a Leuven-based TV and content branding production house. In addition, we’re also active online with media platforms Belmodo and Tag Mag.

Our Leuven production house was initially located on Ladeuzeplein, a very nice base because it was so central, with everything necessary close-by. Then less than a year ago, we moved to a larger property on Slachthuislaan; fully adapted to our tastes and our needs. The production house mainly creates shows for Flemish broadcasters, like één, canvas, VTM and VIER; and these tend to be factual programs. Together with my partner Kristof and colleague Isabelle Baele, we have quite a hefty plate in front of us – but thanks to our passionate team, we always achieve quality results.

Leuven’s youthful exuberance is a huge source of its drive – this makes Leuven a pretty unique place in the world, which must be cherished at all times.

How do you perceive Leuven?

It’s technically a city, but is actually more of a village. Walking or cycling will get you anywhere you need to be in no time, and that small scale is beautiful to me. And yet there’s still plenty of concerts, beautiful museums, one of the best universities in Europe and – most importantly! – you’ll always find something to eat and drink anywhere. Leuven’s youthful exuberance is a huge source of its drive – this makes Leuven a pretty unique place in the world, which must be cherished at all times.

To you, what is the best way to spend a weekend in Leuven?

Three simple steps: turn your smartphone off, take a long walk and lose yourself to the moment. It’s as simple as that, I promise!

borgerhoff-lamberigts.be
borgerhoff-lamberigts.tv