All posts by Z33

September 22, 2017STUDIO TIMENuclear Culture

Andy Weir. Deep Decay – Into Diachronic Polychromatic Material Fictions

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Beyond debates around ethics of responsibility to future generations, artist and writer Andy Weir argues that what is invoked is a more radical futurity, where human thought confronts its contingency alongside nuclear timescales. What specific knowle... Read more »

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Kota Takeuchi. Selfie HADES (2016). Arts Catalyst, exhibition image, 2016.
September 20, 2017STUDIO TIMENuclear Culture

Ele Carpenter. Getting Closer to Deep Time with Kota Takeuchi

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Over the last 6 years, Fukushima-based artist Kota Takeuchi has made a series of intelligently informed and aesthetically embedded artworks that draw us closer to the contaminated site of the dilapidated Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power plant. Text... Read more »

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September 19, 2017STUDIO SPACE

Liesbeth Huybrechts & Veerle Van der Sluys. On Interventions and Institutions

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Small-scale citizen or professional initiatives can play a role in shaping to our cities. Without a profound research into the role of the small-scale in city-making, it might be easily romanticised or not taken seriously. Text Liesbeth Huybrechts... Read more »

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September 15, 2017STUDIO TIMENuclear Culture

Ele Carpenter. God of the Underworld

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Ele Carpenter, curator of Nuclear Culture, reflects on overcoming nuclear fear and reclaiming agency through a visit to Belgium-based nuclear research lab, High-Activity Disposal Experimental Site HADES. What can be the agency of art and architecture... Read more »

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September 13, 2017STUDIO TIMENuclear Culture

Ele Carpenter. (Post-) Nuclear Anthropocene

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Nuclear industry is undergoing a process of decommissioning and waste management. At the same time, a renewed interest in the 'nuclear humanities' is now also reaching art and curating. Curator and writer Ele Carpenter reflects on the relation of art... Read more »

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June 9, 2017STUDIO WORK

Participatory Design Conference 2018. Open Call

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Participatory Design Conference, held on 20–24 August 2018 in Hasselt and Genk, is calling for submissions – full papers, short papers, workshops and tutorials. Open call for participation open until 10 November 2017 / 9 February 2018. Text Z3... Read more »

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May 5, 2017STUDIO TIME

by Z33

The Nuclear Culture Roundtables bring together artists, architects, philosophers, anthropologists, sociologists along with nuclear agencies, scientists, stakeholders and NGO’s. A first Belgian round table discussion will take place in collaboration... Read more »

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April 26, 2017STUDIO SPACE

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The book Trading Places rethinks, develops, and tests design-driven practices and methods to engage with participation in public space and public issues. The book aims in helping art and design researchers, students, practitioners and the multiple st... Read more »

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April 18, 2017STUDIO TIME

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Artists Maarten Vanden Eynde, Alexis Destoop and Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway present their recent work and engage the audience in an open discussion. Each of the artists focuses in a different way on the global traffic of materials and on the cy... Read more »

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April 13, 2017DESIS Philosophy Talks

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Designers working with local communities, encouraging active citizenship and new forms of participatory policy making, are also contributing to a shift in the very notions of citizenship and politics. Therefore, their work has a political impact and ... Read more »

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Studio Makkink & Bey, PROOFFLab at Home. Work at Home #3, 2013. Z33 Commission. Atelier à Habiter, Z33 House for Contemporary Art, 1 December 2013–30 March 2014. © Kristof Vrancken / Z33.

Future Thinking in Art and Design. A Book

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New Z33 Research book, ‘Future Thinking in Art and Design,’ approaches questions imagination, future literacy and ethics of future-oriented design and art practices. The publication, which will be published in the early 2018, consists of essays a... Read more »

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September 21, 2016STUDIO WORKSTUDIO TIME

Jan Boelen. New Condition of the Earth

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The Earth is not in crisis, but in a new condition for living and for design. How can a designer be aware of how the world is represented and how it shapes, mediates and affects our thoughts, behaviour and worldviews? How can designers take action to... Read more »

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