Summer Camp For Radical Hope: Resting, Resisting, Re-building

  • Summer Camp For Radical Hope: Q&A Online Session 

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    Q&A Online Session on Zoom

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    Are you interested in joining the Summer Camp for Radical Hope? On April 20th, from 5:00 to 6:30 PM CEST, we planned a Q&A online session with the aim of presenting our program and giving more insights to those who would like to participate.

    Marlou van der Cruijsen, Lorenzo Gerbi, Victoria McKenzie and Irina Shapiro will guide you through the format and content of the summer camp, finally introducing our confirmed guests and speakers. All questions from the public will be welcome. If you want to join, please send an email to A Zoom link will be sent as the event approaches.

    The Summer Camp
    The Summer Camp for Radical Hope, launched by Open Set and Baltan Laboratories and hosted in the agricultural space of Sengersbroek, is a call for designers, artists, cultural and social practitioners, and educators to enrich their creative practices and ongoing research in a collaborative, transdisciplinary manner. The 12-day research camp will take place on a farm – a site where theory and practice align – to allow participants to move through their own practices and rehearse new forms of relating, co-operating, working and living together within an ecological, political and sociological context.

    During the summer camp, several guests are invited to spend some time at the farm and share their perspectives on ecology, embodiment and economy. They will give lectures, host workshops and join the participants in their activities at the farm.

    First confirmed guests
    Susan Shuppli is an artist-researcher based in London whose work examines material evidence from war and conflict to environmental disasters and climate change. She is Director of the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths as well as affiliate artist-researcher and Board Chair of Forensic Architecture.

    Sandi Hilal is an artist, architect and researcher. She is currently Co-Director of DAAR, Decolonizing Architecture Art Research in Beit Sahour, Palestine. In 2012, she co-founded Campus in Camps: an experimental educational program hosted in the Dheisheh Refugee Camp in Bethlehem.

    Amenti is a community-based organization which focuses on building self-awareness through movement, dance, and knowledge. Ran and founded by artistic leader Gil Gomes Leal and creative producer Elia Vitadamo, Amenti strives to embody the spirit instead of spiritualizing the body.

    More guests will be announced soon

    Download the PDF of the Call for Participants to know how to apply

    Concept & Hosting:
    Marlou van der Cruijsen (co-director at Baltan Laboratories), Lorenzo Gerbi (designer, art director, curator and co-director at Baltan Laboratories), Victoria McKenzie (architectural researcher at RRA, educator, artist, co-curator of Open Set 2023), Irina Shapiro (designer, educator, programme director Open Set, researcher at RASL).
    Production: Sarie Hermens, Julia Kassyk
    Design: Gabriela Baka, Aneta Sieniawska

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