RElab / Benjamin Pailhe (BE)
WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES
01/10, 1:30-2pm: Artek Manifest
Conference by Marianne Goebl, managing director. The far-sighted founders of the Finnish furniture company Artek believed in a grand synthesis of the arts. When the company was founded in 1935, an Artek Manifest was drawn up, inspired by functionalism. The vision was to interconnect modern visual arts, rational furniture production and popular education. These goals and values are still very much part of Artek today.
During the lecture, a series of Artek’s Stool 60 by Alvar Aalto will be retuned with laser cut technology
by three artsits from Liege: Marc Vanlindt – fractales digitales; Toska – Urban graphic; Romain Troupin – Art fake.
07/10, 2 – 4pm: Taché, Détaché (Stop the Spot) Workshop for children aged 8-12 by the Belgian designer Laurence Humier, author of Alchemist Matter, an educational tool that teaches kids how to create DIY materials through chemical reactions.
15/10, 6 – 10pm: AFTERWORK REGARDS CROISÉS 25 // JOB’IN DESIGN // Sylvain Willenz – Marina Bautier – Petite Friture
Since 2010, the Belgian design incubator has organised conferences and debates on different issues where designers and professionals are invited to get inspiration and offered practical advice.
19-21/10: BAM Electronik Art Festival
Workshop organised by RElab during the international digital arts event.
24/10, 11am – 3pm: Disco Soupe Liège Participative food event organised by Taste & Visual: anti-food waste conviviality, free ingredients, recycling and the pleasure of music!
Bring knives and bowls, and to the rhythm of the music, let’s peel, cook, eat together!
24/10, 9.30am – 6pm: Eating Together
Start at 9.30am from the Musée de la Vie Wallonne
Round table organised by Taste & Visual and Anne-Laure Desflaches. The moment of eating out is a pretext for meeting other people and a way of learning. Together with food experts and designers, the debate aims to define the changes in current trends of meal sharing and other forms of collective conviviality.
Participants : Thomas Ghaye, Jean-Baptiste Herlem, Christian Jonet, Céline Mahute, Olivier Wathelet
29/10, 8am: CreativeMornings Liege
CreativeMornings is a free, monthly breakfast lecture series aimed at inspiring people who are curious about creativity. In October, the CreativeMornings/Liège receive Mélanie Lemmens, founder of the Chocolate Company Carré Noir. Chocolate, flavours, contrasts, surprises, shock… will be on the menu!
31/10, 6 – 12pm: Closing party organised by RElab in collaboration with Radio Bistrot.
All activities run from 6 to 8pm:
27/08: Café Europa «The meal of the future, gastronomic 3D printers» – Closed
03/09: Café Europa «Social innovation – New learning methods » – Closed
06/10: Café Europa, Design lab « New manufacturing process » - Closed
13/10: Café Europa «DIY/WO» - Closed
15/10: Café Europa «Creative Economy» - Closed
20/10: Café Europa «Hack-Lab» - Closed
22/10: Café Europa « Recycling & Design » - Closed
Curators & Scenography:
Nik Baerten – Pantopicon (BE) &
Virginia Tassinari – MAD Faculty Genk et DESIS (IT/BE)
During this workshop, we attempt to engage the citizens of Saint Gilles in an editorial exercise to co-write / draw / represent the story of their neighbourhood. In 2012, during the project ‘Welcome to Saint Gilles’, Pablo Calderón Salazar gathered some stories from / in / about the neighbourhood and made a ‘journal’ which aimed to remind people of the value of their district. This ‘journal’ was included in a chocolate (shaped as the map of Saint Gilles), which was sold at the local Chocolatier Franz. One of the stories collected in this journal was that of a pilgrimage that musicians used to hold in Rue Saint Gilles 400 years ago, stopping at different points along the street to play some music. The story in the chocolate, inspired Mélanie Dellieu, a Saint Gilles inhabitant, to organise a new kind of pilgrimage in October 2014. Considering the relative ‘success’ of this initiative, we want to develop further this editorial exercise. Starting from a series of maps of Saint Gilles, we will co-create content with the participants relative to each of the ‘areas’ of the map, using three techniques: writing, drawing and collage.
04/10, 9:30am – 13pm
Nouveaux récits pour Trasenster
(designers: Virginia Tassinari (IT/BE), Elisa Bertolotti (IT), Nik Baerten (BE).
Venue: Maison des Jeunes, Seraing (Puppet theatre)
A key element to the Welcome to Seraing project is the co-creation of stories envisaging positive futures for the neighbourhood of Trasenster together with its inhabitants, visitors, etc. Using a storytelling toolkit designed especially for the context of Trasenster – yet adaptable to any neighbourhood facing future challenges & opportunities – people are brought together to write new narratives, new sources of inspiration and mutual understanding for themselves and local stakeholders as a first step in constructing a positive future together. The toolkit combines local challenges, places of opportunity & places soon to change as foreseen by the masterplan, skills present in the local community and seeds for solutions. Together these elements allow people…
In this workshop we invite all people with a positive outlook on the future in general, and enthusiastic to change their neighbourhoods for the better in particular, to join us to write some inspiring new narratives for Seraing together using the storytelling toolkit. The workshop itself will take place in the Théâtre de Marionnettes du Haut Pré at the Maison des Jeunes (Rue René Delbrouck 5, Ougrée, Seraing) at the occasion of the start of the new theatre season. You will get to see two short performances by the local theatre company and during the break, create new stories of your own using the storytelling toolkit, together with the kids and parents of the neighbourhood. We will experiment with how an old form of storytelling rooted in the territory – such as the puppet theatre – can help to broaden and feed the collective imagination regarding inspiring, sustainable futures for the neighbourhood and community of Trasenster. The stories written will be included in a performance by the local puppet theatre on October 10th (10h30) at the Cité Miroir in the “Welcome to__” exhibition.
05-06/10, 10 – 17h
Quand les marionnettes parlent …
(designers: Virginia Tassinari (IT/B), Elisa Bertolotti (IT), Nik Baerten (B).
Venue: PIP, Cité Miroir
Welcome to Seraing emphasises the importance of co-creating new narratives as a way to imagine bright new futures for local neighbourhoods, inspiring not only new initiatives to undertake together but also new roles for each to play in constructing positive new futures. Often our collective imagination with respect to the future of our neighbourhoods is clouded by nostalgia for a past bygone or its current state making it hard to see an alternative, yet a healthy dose of fresh imagination can do wonders. This workshop aims to transform inspiring stories about the future of the neighbourhood of Trasenster, written together with its inhabitants into an enchanting performance for the local puppet theatre. Within this workshop we will experiment with how an old form of storytelling rooted in the territory – such as the puppet theatre – can help to broaden and feed the collective imagination and inspire sustainable alternatives for the neighbourhood of Trasentser.
You are kindly invited to drop in and join us during these days to draw the storyboards of the stories, and the decors for a theatre performance by the Théâtre de Marionnettes du Haut Pré. The performance will take place in a portable version of the puppet theatre we co-created with and for the inhabitants of Trasenster on October 10th, in the Cité Miroir in the exhibition Welcome to__.
10/10, 10h30 -12:30
Spectacle par le Théâtre de Marionnettes du Haut Pré
Venue: PIP, Cité Miroir
On saturday morning, October 10th, the Théâtre de Marionnettes du Haut Pré welcomes you to the enactment of a series of stories co-created with the neighbourhood during two workshops (“Nouveaux récits pour Trasenster” and “Quand les marionnettes parlent …”). These scenarios envisioning bright new futures for the Trasenster neighbourhood, co-created with the inhabitants will be performed, using the decors made by the participants of the workshops within the portable theatre co-designed with the inhabitants for the Théâtre de Marionnettes du Haut Pré. The spectacle aims to inspire inhabitants and other local stakeholders in particular, but also outsiders – we are all inhabitants of our neighbourhoods – to broaden their views of what their neighbourhood could be, rather than focus on what it is or is not. The play aims to inspire not only the collective imagination as such, but also catalyse initiative, in bottom-up ways by inhabitants or in collaboration with the city and local organisations.
30/10, 14 – 17h
Design and politics: a little concrete exercise
(designer: François Jégou).
Venue: PIP Cité Miroir
Teresa Sdralevich (IT/BE) in collaboration with Nawal Bakouri (FR)
Malte Martin (DE/FR), Tom Henni (FR), Homa Delvaray (IR)
Nawal Bakouri (FR) and Costanza Matteucci (IT)
Tom Henni open workshop
Atelier mobile dans la ville MACHINE / LE TRUC
23/10, 8h-13h: during Saint-Pholien flea market, at the entrance of ESA St-Luc
24/10, 14h30-19 : Place Saint-Étienne and around
25/10, 9h-14h :
during la Batte, in front of La Halle aux Viandes (Quai de la goffe, 14)
Days to be confirmed:
Homa Delvaray workshop at B9 – ESA Saint-Luc
A short introduction by Teresa Sdralevich and Nawal Bakouri, curators of Printed Commons
Martin, internationally reknowned graphic designer, will present his respective work just before the opening of Printed Commons, letting the public dive into their creative process.
The graphic designer will speak on the occasion of the workshops at ESA Saint-Luc (see also the tab WORKSHOPS).
Malte Martin (Berlin, 1958) observes constantly his visual, political and social environment. His projects are driven by this strive and it’s this same strive that he tries to convey by creating forms that are alternatively direct and colorful, or delicate and low-key. It’s the emergency exit from an environment that shows little respect for those who live in it, those who are permanently bombarded with commercial messages and prescriptions.
conference Tom Henni at auditorium B3-103 – ESA Saint-Luc