Connecting Localities: Ornamenta Research Trip, NL & BE

  • Trip
  • 22. October 2021, 09:00 – 23. October 2021, 20:00
  • Atelier NL
  • Van Abbe Museum
  • Dutch Design Week @ Strijp-S
  • MU Hybrid Art House
  • Museum van Bommel van Dam
  • Triënnale Brugge
  • Bureau Europa

Artistic initiatives in peripheral zones are emancipating. Ornamenta curators and a heterogeneous group of experts and active audience embarked on a trip around various locations in the Benelux. Here, failures and successes were identified when visiting a renowned design festival, an art biennale on trauma, and a centre for architecture discussing the impact of the production of Zinc on a Region. Two of the key questions that emerged were what is needed to attract a cultural crowd to rural areas and small towns and how to connect the locale with large-scale cultural events. The result was a lively discussion and coming together of ideas in order to address a world in flux where the spreading metropolis consumes the bordering regions.

During the trip we visited the following sites:

  • Atelier NL, Bergmannstraat 76, Eindhoven
  • Van Abbe Museum, Stratumsedijk 2, Eindhoven
  • Dutch Design Week, Strijp-S: Microlab Hall, Klokgebouw and Ketelhuisplein, Eindhoven
  • MU Hybrid Art House, Torenallee 40-06, Eindhoven
  • Museum van Bommel van Dam, Keulsepoort 1, Venlo
  • Triënnale Brugge, Lange Vestig 112, Brugges
  • Bureau Europa, Boschstraat 9, Maastricht


Atelier NL


Van Abbe Museum

Dutch Design Week @ Strijp-S


MU Hybrid Art House


Museum van Bommel van Dam


Triënnale Brugge


Bureau Europa

Angelique Spaninks

Deniz Ova

Fleur Wilson

Martina Muzi

Paolo Martini

Sjors Bindels

Studio Lernert & Sander

Viviane Stappmanns

Els Wuyts

Shendy Gardin

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