'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

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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 »

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October 13, 2017STUDIO TIMESchool of Time

Learning from Learning at A School of Schools. Open Call

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Istanbul Design Biennial 2018, curated by Jan Boelen, will focus on design education and knowledge under a theme 'A School of Schools'. An open call for the biennial is looking for both schools and learners to participate in the biennial. Text 4th... Read more »

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October 10, 2017STUDIO WORK

Michael Kaethler. The Curator as Hermes: A Mediator Between Knowledge Worlds

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Through the staging and framing of cultural artefacts, the curator creates new physical and conceptual relationships, merging audiences, spaces, and ideas into new composites that transcend their invariable appearances. Text Michael Kaethler. ... Read more »

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David Mabb: A Provisional Memorial to Nuclear Disarmament (2015). Perpetual Uncertainty, Z33 House for Contemporary Art, 17 September–10 December 2017. © Kristof Vrancken / Z33.

Exhibition. Perpetual Uncertainty

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Perpetual Uncertainty is an exploration of contemporary art in the nuclear anthropocene. The exhibition brings together international artists from across Europe, the USA and Japan to investigate experiences of nuclear technology, radiation and the co... Read more »

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October 3, 2017STUDIO SPACE

Chris Perkins. The Wider Significance of Performative Mapping

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Mapping in a broader context has increasingly been rethought as much more than a scientific controlling of the world, or a fixative political device. It is increasingly also understood as performative, as the in case of Pokemon GO. Text Chris Perk... Read more »

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September 30, 2017STUDIO SPACE

Els Vervloesem. The Power of Collective Imagination

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Architect and researcher Els Vervloesem spoke to Martina Muzi from Space Caviar and Ciel Grommen from Z33 House for Contemporary Art to discuss the project they developed for the Kolenspoor in central Limburg region in Eastern Belgium. Text Els Ve... Read more »

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September 26, 2017STUDIO SPACE

Jon Geib. Designing Multivocality…from Outer Space

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The theme ‘neighbours’ provides an opportunity to explore a different approach to dialogue and participation, one less focused on bringing people together face-to-face than on the possibilities generated by drawing them apart. Text Jon Geib [... Read more »

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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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About

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.

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.

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