As you know, RECIPROCITY is not only an event. It shapes itself every day before, during and after the triennial appointment, with no time, visions or space limit, as its nature is dynamic and processual. But a true moment of “manifestation” will take place and is highly awaited. In Liège, especially, but also in the Meuse-Rhine region and in Mons, the international event that was conceived by its founders as a tool for meeting and working, will open itself to other creative universes: architecture, through a focus on the systems of recycling building materials, with an exhibition curated by the ROTOR collective, in a location Liege to be rediscovered; but also graphics, declined through several workshops followed by exhibitions on activism in visual communication. These two sectors are inextricably connected to the socio-cultural and economic innovation process of a city and a province for which RECIPROCITY becomes a participant-observer.
But what are all the main events taking place from October 1 to November 1, 2015? Let’s have a look!
MAIN PROGRAMME | EXHIBITIONS, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS & EVENTS
1. The Taste of Change [exhibition]
Design for food – tools, services & systems
Curatorship: Giovanna Massoni
Venue: Musée de la Vie wallonne – Espace Saint-Antoine
This exhibition is the result of an international call for entries addressed to schools, students & designers (product design, graphic design, interior architecture, service design, design for social innovation). Sixty products, projects, services will be selected by a selection committee and 4 prizes (Wallonia, Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Euregio Meuse-Rhine, international) will be awarded by an international jury.
A parallel event will be dedicated to two collaborative school projects:
The first collaborative project, initiated by the Liege-based Zhong Ren Chinese Cultural Centre, in collaboration with RECIPROCITY, is the result of a workshop between students of MA industrial design at ESA Saint-Luc Liege and ABAUT (Academy of Arts & Design)/Tsinghua University Beijing.
The second project is the result of a workshop between ESA Saint-Luc Liege BA students and the Second University of Naples (IT) in the framework of the programme “World Design & Nutrition” about the stakes of food production, distribution, transformation.
2. Welcome to__ [exhibition] [workshop]
Design & local communities
Curatorship: Nik Baerten (Pantopicon) & Virginia Tassinari (Desis Lab)
Interventions in situ: Saint Gilles district of Liege / Trasenster district of Seraing-Ougrée
Venue: La Cité Miroir
Designers, design schools and inhabitants are confronted to social innovation creative projects in two neighbourhoods: Saint-Gilles in Liège and Trasenster in Seraing.
Schools: ESA Saint-Luc Liege (teacher: Pinky Pintus), MAD Faculty Genk (teachers: Virginia Tassinari, Nik Baerten), ABK – Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design (teachers: Chequita Nahar, Maarten Baptist), ENSAV La Cambre Brussels (teacher: François Jégou)
Collaborating designers: Pablo Calderon Salazar, Henriëtte Waal, Yara Al-Adib and Elisa Bertolotti
Videos and photos: Gilles-Ivan Franckignoul
Euregional FabLabs: Liege, Maastricht, Genk and Aachen
In collaboration with: Mouvement de Saint-Gilles, Ceinture Aliment-Terre Liège, Centre d’Actions Laïques, Cultural Centre of Seraing, Maison du Combattant Seraing, and AREBS
Partners: ERIGES, Seraing
3. Printed Commons [exhibition] [workshop]
Social design in the making
Curatorship: Teresa Sdralevich (IT /BE), in collaboration with Nawal Bakouri (F)
Posters by Teresa Sdralevich: various locations in Liege
Workshops & exhibition / venue: ESA Saint-Luc, Espace B9 & a public space to be determined
A project in three parts (posters in town, workshops, exhibition) that enhance graphic design and visual communication as media of civic expression for social change.
International guests (graphic designers / workshops): Malte Martin (D/F), Tom Henni (F), Homa Delvaray (IR).
ESA Saint-Luc Liège / the teachers: Véronique Gengler, Daniel Renzoni, Marie Sion, Philippe Vincent (Graphic Design, Screen Printing and Advertising).
4. Deconstruction [exhibition]
Building deconstruction and reuse of construction materials
Curatorship: Rotor (BE)
Venue: Athénée Léonie de Waha, Liège
Partners: SPI, Liege
An ongoing project and an exhibition on practices of building deconstruction and the reuse of construction materials.
5. IMAGINE LIEGE [projection] [conference/debate]
Form Following Film
Curatorship: Max Borka – Mapping the Design World
Venue: La Cité Miroir – projection room
Date: 2-3 October, 2015
Screening event showing documentaries produced by independent organisations from all over the world, which record temporary or permanent social innovation projects. With a programme of full-length feature films and short films, screenings will be combined with on-stage interviews with the directors, producers and/or those connected to the projects involved.
6. Construction/Deconstruction/Reconstruction [conference/debate]
As in 2012, a seminar will be dedicated to the in-depth exploration of certain themes within the exhibition programme. Topics: sustainable architecture, planning & building, climate, circular economy, social innovation. More information will follow.