December 4, 2019

Z33 and the municipality of Hasselt invited me to prepare a proposal for a socio-artistic project for  Ter Hilst. I wanted Maximiliaan Royakkers to join. Together we presented something really exciting. The jury has to decide now. If it depends on us, we start tomorrow. But we do not doubt about the quality of the other talented artists...

November 29, 2019

"Home for Seasonal Neighbours" featured in the new Oase issue on "The Urban Household of Metabolism". https://www.oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/104

Written by Dieter Leyssen, co-edited by Maximiliaan Royakkers and myself.

On how the metabolism of fruit growing determines the landscape development of Haspengouw, and what implications is had for...

October 1, 2019

Too valuable to remain hidden,
too nuanced to summarize,
too important to not be shared,
so were the experiences and encounters during the two first years of our inquiry into  "Seasonal Neighbours" in Haspengouw.
 


This publication bundles conversations with pickers and growers, legislative authorities and neighbors, complemented by hon...

August 18, 2019

Another fruitful collaboration with Maximiliaan Royakkers!

More info: https://www.expeditionswim.be/

March 22, 2019

During the summer of 2018, Max and I have built a temporal pavilion or "House for Seasonal Neighbours" in Boeshoven, Borgloon. For a period of sixty five days, a downscaled rowhouse assembled out of prefabricated aluminium panels and a trailer stood midst a typical north-Belgian landscape of fields, scattered houses, retail and infrastr...

September 29, 2018

August 25, 2018

Thank you to all 150 people that came to the seasonal neighbours night.

More pictures see: www.seasonalneighbours.eu

OR www.facebook.com/seasonalneighbours

July 27, 2018

Today we open the House for Seasonal Neighbours, behind the Aldi of Borgloon. It is a mobile monument to mark the homeless presence of seasonal workers in the area. It was designed and created in collaboration with Maximiliaan Royakkers, with the support of Flacc, Z33, the farmer's union, city of Borgloon, advocatenkantoor Ory, ...

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December 21, 2017

Seuils/Thresholds.

The word became plural, yes!

Claire and I have been elaborating our thinking and designing: sketches, drawings, models...

We would love to find an occasion / framework / reason to develop it into more!

Let us know if you have ideas!

December 14, 2017

By talking to local farmers, by picking fruit together with 70 Polish and Bulgarian laborers, by becoming Facebook friends, and by traveling to the hometown of some of our seasonal neighbours in Bulgaria, I collected so many stories. Before changing or starting to play, I feel I should share it first. Drawing and writing...easy tools, l...

November 15, 2017

This week Claire Chassot joined me at RAVI Liège for a joyful collaboration on the theme of habitation. Using my experiences with our seasonal neighbours as a starting point, and merging it with Claire's interviews about the ideal home, we managed to develop a thinking about the threshold.

We manipulated aluminium tubes with cords, cloth...

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