The publication STADSATELIER – 10 years of artistic practices in and with the city gathers a series of reflections on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of STADSATELIER. Get lost in the cartopological map or dive into the field guide with a collection of Do It Together’s and some in-depth texts.
STADSATELIER by VIERNULVIER supports artists, collectives, and partner organizations with a strong social commitment. Human interaction and co-creation are the main artistic strategies here. These practices are also transformative: they encourage critical reflection and offer new perspectives for action.
The map visualizes the ecosystem of STADSATELIER in a subjective, poetic way. You will discover locations where artistic practices and public actions have taken place and continue to do so. You will encounter statements from residents or passersby, as well as quotes from artists and policymakers. The map also includes some principles that are applied, mottos that are used, and important lessons learned or insights gathered.
In the field guide, you will find some in-depth texts written by artists, collaborators, and witnesses. They are not exhaustive but provide a glimpse into what has happened. Additionally, you will find the Do It Together’s, a series of imaginative contributions from artists and partner organizations. Let them inspire you and get involved!
Contributors: Peter Aers, Simon Allemeersch, Rasa Alksnyte, May Abnet, CAMPUSatelier, Evelyne Coussens, Maria-Lucia Cruz Correia, Marieke De Munck, Elly van Eeghem, Samah Hijiwai, Sarah Késenne, Menzo Kircz, Bauke Lievens, Christophe Meierhans, Chiara Organtini, Elien Ronse, Maarten Soete, Robin Van Besien, Kunstenplatform PLAN B, Kunsthal Gent, de Koer, KASK Projectweek, Manoeuvre, Rest for the Wicked, Robbert & Frank Frank & Robbert and School of Love.
“Leave the door open for the unknown. The door into the dark. That’s where the most important things come from, where you yourself come from, and where you will go.” – Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost
The publication was presented on the 6th of September 2023 with ATLAS: The Publication Party! This launch took place as part of the International Assembly IV of the Creative Europe network BE PART hosted by the Homo Novus Festival in Riga, Latvia. Soon, there will also be a local presentation; more information will be available at www.viernulvier.gent!
STADSATELIER – 10 years of artistic practices in and with the city is published in Dutch and English and is available at the VIERNULVIER ticket desk or during one of the STADSATELIER-activities.