Designing the meantime

IDW2022 will be the third edition in a row that focusses on what is seen as the most epic construction project of Antwerp in the XXI century: the capping of the ring road

IDW2020 looked upon the capping of ring road as the creation of a new urban common. It focused on the Northern part of the ring road, more particularly the connection between Luchtbal and Lambrechtshoeken, and aimed at giving voice to those groups and communities that are not reached by regular participatory approaches and at revealing qualities of places that were overlooked. It was an edition in which the whole area and connection between both neighborhoods were explored. 

IDW2021 continued this endeavor, in spite of rigid COVID restrictions. It focused on culture - culture as an emanation of what was and what is, but also as a space where future is made. Culture is performative. Cultural “performance" gives exposure to both "what lives among people" and "how the world could become". Next to local groups, communities and individuals, the edition specifically targeted youngsters of Luchtbal. 

IDW2022 will remain engaging local youth and children andexpands the scope of targeted actors, and next to local groups, communities and individuals, now particularly reaches out to schools (children of 10 -14 year old). It explores the statement that infrastructural works are not primarily a matter of engineering, but of culture. Wicked problems, such as the capping of the road, call for holistic approaches. 
will further explore the statement that infrastructural works are
not primarily a matter of engineering, but of culture.
Wicked problems, such as the capping of the ring road, call for
holistic approaches.Arts and Architecture provide the way to bring Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics into the realm of society and culture. From STEM to STEA²M.

The workshops will focus on following design-action challenges:

  • How can huge infrastructural works and projects of urban transformation be understood from the social and cultural context in which they intrinsically take place, and to which they intrinsically belong? 
  • How can the long term of the construction works become a period of meaningful transition and empowerment, rather than a temporary nuisance and burden?
  • How can Arts and Design turn infrastructure and engineering into a cultural endeavor?

Programme

Monday

11:00 - kick-off workshop week

Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday

09:00-22:00 - workshops at Campus Mutsaard or the Luchtbal site.

13:00-13:40 - pecha kucha presentations by guest tutors

Friday

09:00-16:00 - last workshop day and preparation of exhibition
16:00-19:00 - exhibition: everyone is welcome to have a look at the workshop results 

Pecha kucha presentations 

Tuesday 15 February  | 13:00-13:40 | Aula Dieperik - watch livestream/recording here

  • Gro Grodne (#16 CIRCULAR STATE OF FREEDOM)
  • Aleksandra Sciridova, Ann Dooms & Jouke Verlinden (#23 Computer says YES)
  • Willem Coenen & Aline Veelaert (#06 karkas)

Wednesday 16 February | 13:00-13:40 | Aula Dieperik - watch livestream/recording here

  • Jitse Massant & Carmen Van Maercke (#20 Nomadic Interference)
  • Kristina Careva (#18 AcupunctuRING)
  • Rene Lisac (#18 AcupunctuRING)
  • Philippe Buchs & Angélique Keunzle (#09 LOVERS JUST FOR ONE DAY)​

Thursday 17 February | 13:00-13:40 | Aula Dieperik - watch livestream/recording here

  • Sabrina Morreale & Lorenzo Perri (#03 The confessional booth)
  • Fabian Reiner & Sven Högger (#04 CITY HIJACK)
  • Marine de Dardel & Lorenza Donati (#15 Extrapolations!)
  • Maarten Lambrechts & Alice Babini (#21 Turbo Generator)​​​

Take a look at the brochure of IDW 2022