Reciprocity Design Liège starts October the first
Crossing disciplines and borders
The second edition of RECIPROCITY design liège takes places from 1 October until 1 November 2015. Now a triennial, Wallonie Design is responsible for general management and artistic direction entrusted to Giovanna Massoni. The content extends throughout the city and the province of Liege.
This exhibition is the result of an international call for entries addressed to schools, students & designers (product design, graphic design, interior architecture, service design, design for social innovation). From nearly 200 entrants, 60 products, projects and services were selected by a professional committee and four prizes (Wallonia, Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Euregio Meuse- Rhine, International) awarded by an international jury. The awards ceremony will take place in the exhibition venue on 1 October during the opening event of RECIPROCITY design liège 2015.
The Taste of Change encompasses changes of habits, lifestyles, food consumption, conservation, production & distribution, and bio- and cultural diversity. Through tools and ingredients we use on a daily basis to feed ourselves, collectively it reveals how today’s design questions and provides objects, services and systems which foster innovation.
Background: RECIPROCITY design liège is an initiative of the Province of Liege and the Provincial Centre for Arts and Crafts of Liege (Office Provincial des Métiers d’Art de Liège – OPMA). Formerly called the International Design Biennial of Liege, which started in 2002, the first edition of RECIPROCITY design liège took place from 4 – 28 October 2012 and presented 25 exhibitions, and a range of other activities, attracting more than 40,000 visitors.
And for the first time, the Triennial also moves beyond the city and the province, creating a proactive partnership with other centres in the Meuse-Rhine and Belgium. Under the banner of RECIPROCITIES, seven organisations from Genk, Hasselt, Mons, Aachen and Maastricht share the spirit and cross-border mission of RECIPROCITY and have developed exhibitions and events specifically for the occasion.
Transdisciplinarity: RECIPROCITY 2015 will encompass two new fields of vision: architecture (focusing on systems to reuse building materials) and graphic design (focusing on activism in visual communication). These are two sectors that are inextricably linked to the process of socio-cultural innovation, and as such, the economy of the city and province.
Themes & Objectives: Social design; the participation of designers and citizens in the process of public service innovation; teaching and learning as a cradle for a new ethical awareness in the role of a designer; new models of co-creation, production and micro-entrepreneurship; and the circular economy, together they form the subject of a common reflection within the framework of an international event that has been built as a tool that acts as a meeting point and working instrument.
Far from being a simple showcase that makes a guest appearance every three years, RECIPROCITY’s lifeblood is as a multidisciplinary laboratory that is ongoing – a collaborative and lasting project.
Presenting: 4 exhibitions / 1 meeting point / event dedicated to indipendent film makers / 5 guest exhibitions and events / 19 satellite exhibitions and events / 14 workshop / 8 extra-muros exibithions
27 August: Café Europa, «The meal of the future, gastronomic 3D printers» (6-8pm)
3 September: Café Europa, «Social innovation – New learning methods » (6-8pm)
1 October: Artek – conference by Marianne Goebl, managing director (time to be confirmed) 6 October: Café Europa, Design lab « New manufacturing process » (6-8pm)
7 October: Alchemist Matter – workshop by Laurence Humier (time to be confirmed)
13 October: Café Europa, «DIY/WO» (6-8pm)
15 October: Café Europa, «Creative Economy» (6-8pm)
15 October: Afterwork by Job’in Design (6-10pm)
16 October: Café Europa, «Sustainable Development – Recycling waste
management» – Guest and Contain by RElab (6-8pm)
20 October: Café Europa, «Hack-Lab» (6-8pm)
19-20-21 October: Workshop « Bam festival »
22 October: Café Europa, « Recycling & Design » (6-8pm)
24 October: Disco Soup, participative food event organised by Taste & Visual (11:15am-1:45pm) and Eating Together, round table organised by Taste & Visual and Anne- Laure Desflaches (2-6pm)
27 October: Café Europa, «Creative Coding» (6-8pm)
29 October: Creative mornings (8am)
31 October: Closing party (Radio Bistrot)
Visit Event: www.reciprocityliege.be/reciprocity-2015/