FUTURE OF SPACE

Spatial system for repurposing industrial spaces

The Designers at Residence Kortrijk 2018 invite you to the Future of Space on Wednesday 12 December at 4.30pm, vlassite Sabbe Kuurne.

The future is scalable, modular, transformable, transformative, flexible, traveling, unattaching, pop-up, reused, sustainable, an inclusive hub for creation rooted in the past unfolding the new.

Since their arrival in September, the selected designers Jasna, Jaenam and Kazu are working on an experimental concept for the future of space (s). They developed a modular mechanism to reuse and transform empty industrial buildings.

They already presented the first concept with an impressive scale model at Interieur 2018. Now you will be able to discover the installation in real life at a special location in the region: in vlassite Sabbe Kuurne. Expect a spectacular projection mapping art installation by Berlin based artist Omar Elkammar, in the presence of the three designers.

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The region of Kortrijk has a rich history of manufacturing industry, transformation and reinvention. It used to be known worldwide for its linen production. However, due to tough competition from other world markets, the people had to reinvent and repurpose their trade.

This change opened the way for new industries such as furniture, wire, and cotton-weaving that shaped Kortrijk in the design city that it is today.

Today the city’s most significant creative hubs are located in amazingly repurposed factories that represent the city's creative spirit such as Budafabriek, Hangar K, Bolwerk, Texture Museum and many more.

However, there are still plenty of vacant former factories and industrial spaces that are in-between renovation or demolition and because of the high renovation costs they are left empty and inactive for years.

The future is scalable, modular, transformable, transformative, flexible, traveling, unattaching, pop-up, reused, sustainable, an inclusive hub for creation rooted in the past unfolding the new.

This is a system to temporarily transform, protect and create a safe space within inactive industrial spaces. It is a mobile and transformable system that one can adjust easily using the grid structure of the existing building.



Practical
From 16h30 until 19h00.
Vlassite Sabbe, Leiemeersdreef Kuurne
Come with your bike! Parking on site is not allowed. And dress warmly.

Can not you be there on Wednesday? The installation can also be visited on Thursday December 13 and Friday December 14, continuously from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Do you want to visit the installation in group? Send an email to lise@designregio-kortrijk.be




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