BE PART, Splendid – Vincen Beeckman,Vooruit, Belgium,

For the co-creative project Splendid, which ran from 2018 to 2022, photographer Vincen Beeckman worked together with the residents of Ghent’s Zuid neighbourhood (Belgium). Beeckman visited them to share coffee and cake and to gather countless stories, memories and anecdotes. Based on these conversations he wrote poems, collected photographs and took some of his own.

He brought all this together in a book of the same name, which gives a modest insight into the diverse neighbourhood. The book Splendid will be presented together with a walk through the neighbourhood as part of the festival openbare werken 2022.

For the book, Beeckman collaborated with Meindert Peirens (design/drawings).

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Vooruit, 22.04.2022, fieldwork

Splendid - Vincen Beeckman & Meindert Peirens © Vincen Beeckman

Vooruit, Splendid - Vincen Beeckman & Meindert Peirens © Vincen Beeckman, 22.04.2022, fieldwork

Splendid - Vincen Beeckman & Meindert Peirens © Meindert Peirens

Vooruit, Splendid - Vincen Beeckman & Meindert Peirens © Meindert Peirens , 22.04.2022, fieldwork

Excerpt from the book Splendid - Vincen Beeckman & Meindert Peirens

Vooruit, Excerpt from the book Splendid - Vincen Beeckman & Meindert Peirens, 22.04.2022, fieldwork

Excerpt from the book Splendid - Vincen Beeckman & Meindert Peirens

Vooruit, Excerpt from the book Splendid - Vincen Beeckman & Meindert Peirens, 22.04.2022, fieldwork

Splendid - Vincen Beeckman & Meindert Peirens © Meindert Peirens

Vooruit, Splendid - Vincen Beeckman & Meindert Peirens © Meindert Peirens , 22.04.2022, fieldwork

Splendid - Vincen Beeckman & Meindert Peirens © Vincen Beeckman

Vooruit, Splendid - Vincen Beeckman & Meindert Peirens © Vincen Beeckman, 22.04.2022, fieldwork

Splendid - Vincen Beeckman & Meindert Peirens © Vincen Beeckman

Vooruit, Splendid - Vincen Beeckman & Meindert Peirens © Vincen Beeckman, 22.04.2022, fieldwork