October 30, 2017STUDIO SPACE

Saba Golchehr. Design from the Inside-out: Critically Adopting Big Data Methods


Designers should be aware both of what is lost if they ignore new digital tools, and of the implications of uncritically appropriating big data technologies. This has occurred before in the uncritical acceptance of participatory approaches in the des... Read more »


DSC_0073_web October 23, 2017STUDIO SPACE

Annelies Vaneycken. Beyond the Line: Design for Participation in the Light of Children’s Culture


Children and their culture of play and curiosity form good allies in disorganising the world: disrupting routines by which public space is fixed, rethinking the rules on which the city is based, and interpreting public space in new ways. Text Anne... Read more »


Kolenspoor City Open Workshop. 30 September 2017, ZLDR Luchtfabriek, Heusden-Zolder, Belgium. Photo Kristof Vrancken. October 20, 2017STUDIO SPACE

Els Vervloesem. Visual Storytelling to Re-imagine the Future


Architect and researcher Els Vervloesem reflects on the Kolenspoor City project, aimed at developing the Limburg region in Belgium, as a new form and method of urban planning. Text Els Vervloesem [caption id="attachment_1549" align="alignnone" wi... Read more »

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'Play Space'. Mohamad Balshi, Burj el Barajneh Palestinian Refugee Camp.  Lebanon 2005. October 16, 2017STUDIO SPACE

Reem Charif & Mohamad Hafeda. A Space for Ambiguity: Play and Playfulness as Spaces of Protest


Looking at playgrounds as public social spaces reveals how communities operate, how they innovatively respond to limited resources and relate to each other and to their environment. Playfulness can be about play itself, but can also function as a for... Read more »



Z33 Research re-enforces and recapitulates strands of thought and research from exhibition projects of Z33 House of Contemporary Art in Hasselt, Belgium. Thematic art and design research studios – Studio Time, Studio Work and Studio Space – accumulate and connect the practice-based and academic research into an evolving body of knowledge. Z33 Research online (beta) collects and connects these different research threads. A new Z33 Research online platform for art and design research will be launched in late 2017 / early 2018.

Z33 House for Contemporary Art

Z33 House for Contemporary Art in Hasselt, Belgium, organizes projects and exhibitions of contemporary art and design. Instead of having a permanent collection, Z33 focuses on an ongoing programme of temporary exhibitions. These exhibitions always have a strong social and research-based orientation, and they address topics from various artistic standpoints with a critical eye. Each project combines an exhibition with an extensive programme of related events. In addition to exhibitions, Z33 organizes artistic projects in public spaces and serves as curator for exhibitions for external parties. In 2017–18, Z33 House for Contemporary Art will be renovated and a new wing will be built.

→ www.z33.be