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Transitions | Digital opening & Talk

The talk will be moderated by Jan Boelen

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Digital opening & Talk - 7pm - Free Registration required

!! UPDATE: Join us via this zoom link !!

Transitions - An Ongoing Operation on Change.

Our world is on the verge of transition in almost all its facets. Something decomposes, collapses, gets dismantled, transforms, grows or progresses. Constantly.

What is the influence of design on our society? Reusing wasted matter, more democratic and environmentally friendly methods of production, interaction with heritage and craftsmanship,... 

Design is not a one-man-show, not one object, not one solution. Design is challenging the status quo.

If you want to know more about the expo Transitions, please visit this page!

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Digital opening & talk

Follow the digital opening about Transitions on Thursday November 26th at 7 pm

The curators of Transitions, Studio Plastique, will give you a closer look on the insights and the vision of this exhibition. Afterwards, a conversation will take place with the participating designers, Resortecs®, Amandine David, Rotor and Studio Plastique. This talk will be moderated by Jan Boelen. 

Language: english


This talk will be moderated by Jan Boelen!

Jan Boelen (1967, Belgium) is a curator of design, architecture, and contemporary art. He is rector at the Karlsruhe University of Art and Design (HfG), and artistic director of Atelier LUMA, an experimental laboratory for design in Arles, France. Boelen studied Product Design at the Media & Design Academy in Genk and is the founder and former artistic director of Z33 – House for contemporary art in Hasselt, Belgium. He was curator of the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial in Istanbul (2018) and initiated Manifesta 9 in Belgium (2012). Over the years he has been fashioning projects and exhibitions that encourage the visitor to look at everyday objects in a novel manner. 

Boelen recently edited Social Matter, Social Design: For Good or Bad, all Design in Social (Valiz, 2020), and his writing addresses the implications of design in everyday life, and how artistic practices shape the discipline. 


How can you participate to the online talk of Transitions?

This online event is free and open to everyone, but registration is required.

!! UPDATE: Join us via this zoom link !!


Transitions is a collaborative exhibition by these 5 Brussels-based designers:

Studio PlastiqueTheresa Bastek and Archibald Godts founded Studio Plastique in 2017 in Brussels after graduating from Design Academy Eindhoven. Their work combines imaginative scenarios and critical reflections with in-depth investigations of complex material supply chains and technological infrastructures, thus pushing the boundaries of what design aims to achieve.

Resortecs - Resortecs® intervenes in the traditional processes of the fashion industry by exchanging conventional thread with thread that dissolves. The technology simplifies recycling and resource management. The project has the potential to become an industry standard and be the start of a circular economy. 

Open StructuresThomas Lommée and Christiane Högner are a Belgian-German design duo with a clear political agenda. Their collaboration is one of the driving forces behind OpenStructures, the open modular design methodology founded by Lommée in 2007. OpenStructures exists due to the creative effort of many. More than 300 designers have contributed parts and objects to the growing database so far. 

Amandine DavidAmandine David is a Brussels based designer and researcher. Her work celebrates sharing as a methodology and opportunity to redefine design processes. Her research is located at the crossroad of traditional crafts and digital practices. It usually takes shape in the creation of tools and material experimentation libraries.

RotorRotor is tackling the mismanagement of resources by developing infrastructures and systems for the re-cycling of construction materials after a building is demolished. Rotor helps transition building materials into a new circular model. An approach receiving wide recognition as an international example of waste management.




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