23 November 2017 to 26 November 2017
23 November 2017 to 26 November 2017

Meanwhile in the Countryside


One cannot understand the city without understanding the countryside. The countryside is now the frontline of transformation, a mix of genetic experiment, industrial nostalgia, seasonal immigration, territorial buying sprees, incidental inhabitation, massive subsidies, tax incentives and … political turmoil. Rural areas’ populations are regarded as being the most responsive to populist discourses. Is this only because they feel unheard and unseen? Because 90% of the cultural budgets is spent in cities while 40% of the European population still lives in the countryside? How can artists (re)connect with the rural populations and fill the gap between city and rural areas? Time to share experiences, knowledge and networks.

La Raffinerie/Charleroi danse – Polyvalent room
Rue de Manchester 21 Manchesterstraat
25 November, 2017 - 11:00 to 14:00

Share your ideas


image of Henk KEIZER

dear all,

Welcome to all who will join this working group. As IETM means : invest energy, time and money, i would to ask you to spent some time and energy beforehand. We are interested to hear your stories bout bridging the gaps in our (your) society.
> In the links you will find the lecture of architect Rem Koolhaas. Hardcore info about the reality of the countryside ,
> if you are interested in the project Common Grounds: let me know and i will sent you the project description via email. [email protected].

to be continued

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