Design and architecture are anything but gratuitous. The new edition of FORMAT centres on this crucial insight. The laureates of the group exhibition are adopting an almost activist approach at Z33. With ground-breaking concepts, they challenge visitors to reconsider their attitudes to news, fashion, microbial clouds, herbal medicine, residual space, artificial intelligence, weaving techniques, ruins and radio masts. To this end, they have forged alliances with experts both within and outside their fields and they challenge us to rethink the classical methods of design.
FORMAT is the coaching trajectory organized by Z33 for new and promising talent working in design and architecture. Every year, several designers are given the opportunity to enhance their artistic practice and to share knowledge and networks with one another. After a year of intensive coaching, all the designs are brought together in a group exhibition. Time and space are essential components of this learning process, enabling the participants to explore boundaries and unconventional approaches. Z33 is a refuge where free experimentation, learning and failing come together.
Curator: Heleen Van Loon
Scenography: Bram Vanderbeke
Graphic design: Janneke Jansen
Opening of ‘FORMAT. Changing Attitudes’ on Saturday 14 September at 7 PM.
After the opening speech, you will be able to visit the exhibition from 8:00 – 10:00 PM.
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