Beyond food and design expo Belgium
How food shapes our landscape
‘Toegepast’ is an annual contest for designers graduates who receive an operating budget and professional assistance to develop their own work. As for the 2015 edition, Toegepast 20, the exhibition will be held as usual at Z33 in Hasselt. In order to emphasize the festive occasion of this jubilee, all selected in previous editions will also be invited to collaborate in Beyond Food & Design (Beyond food and design). Here, designers will explore how the food structure our lives and the city, with different facilities and unique items covering four different themes: mine water, hydroponics, bees and mushrooms.
“How food shapes our landscape,” reads the caption of the exhibition Beyond food and design. Indeed, how do designers look at the history, present and future of our region? Food, or the way we produce and distribute, after all, it has a profound impact on how we live and affects our landscape.
Designers from the previous editions of Applied jointly reflected on four themes related to food production and consumption in our region: mushrooms, bees, fish farming and mine water. For six months they were in dialogue with each other around one of these themes. They were supported by designers of international renown and expertise around these themes as Henriette Waal, Eric Klarenbeek, Food Curators and Tomáš Libertiny.
What to expect? It is especially a visual display; an intriguing set of objects, drawings and installations. It is remarkable that more than 25 new works were created for this exhibition.
LUCA School of Arts Campus C-mine is well represented in the exhibition with:
‘B’HOLD’ by Linde Hermans (alumnus Productdesign)
‘Royal Beehive’ by Michael Verheyden (alumnus Productdesign)
‘The Workout-Kitchen/De Obesitas-paradox’ by Piet Stockmans (ex-docent Productdesign, designer and ceramist), Luk van der Hallen (docent Productdesign) and Luc Vanlessen (docent Productdesign)
‘Shiitake Bench’ by Wim Buts (docent and coördinator Productdesign) and Hanne Put (alumnus Productdesign).
Beyond Food and Design is a collaboration in the Applied under 20 years, an initiative of Culture Platform Design, C-mine Genk and Z33, and the province of Limburg and was also financially supported by the Flemish Community. In addition, the exhibition is part of the extramural program of Reciprocity design cork and the C-mine Food Fest.
Henriëtte Waal, Eric Klarenbeek, Foodcurators, Studio Libertiny, Merel Eyckerman, Katrien Nijs, Jo Klaps, Jens Pieters, Ruben Castro, Wim Buts, Hanne Put, Judith Mertens, Rachelle Dufour, Liesbet Bussche, Maarten De Ceulaer, Mats Horbach, Mark Jacobs, Patrick Reuvis, Anne Ligtenberg, Tine Lambert, Noortje de la haye, Katrien Matthys, Peter Firman, Jenny Stieglitz, Jan Geboers, Michaël Verheyden, Piet Stockmans, Luc Vanlessen, Luk Vanderhallen, Niek Kosten, Roel Vandebeek, Linde Hermans, Charlotte Vandenborre et An Onghena.
1 October 2015 – 31 January 2016, Ma-zo, 10u – 17u, free, C-mine Designcentrum, Genk – Belgium
Organisations: Cultuurplatform Design Limburg, Ville de Genk et Z33, Hasselt, dans le cadre de ‘20 Years Toegepast’
Commissaire : Jan Boelen (BE)