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This event occurred on
February 4, 2012
10:00am - 6:00pm CET
(UTC +1hr)

The event is created with the international region of Eutropolis in mind. We want to show especially the Creative Class that (creative) ideas can make borders fade!

Bootstraat 9
Hasselt, 3500
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Frank & Patrik Riklin

For Frank and Patrik Riklin, the best art is not recognizable as such. With their Swiss Atelier für Sonderaufgaben (Studio for special works), the two brothers create interventions in every day live, embedding the society as a part of them. "Art has to have a clear function" - "It should be placed in the middle of society, not in the museum! The best peaces of art are not recognised as such." With their concept of the Zero star hotel they have got worldwide attention, still they think it is all about blending in with their art in society.

Jihyun Ryou

Although we seem to think and talk about food almost constantly, do we really know how best to preserve it or do we leave this responsibility to technology? Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Jihyun Ryou feels we no longer understand how to treat food. After investigating how to preserve food through oral traditions, she was determined to find designfull solutions on how to survive without fridge nowadays. Her Save Food from the Fridge project involves placing certain foods on a group of "knowledge shelves" outside the fridge. Perhaps through a better relationship with our food we may be able to waste less and conserve more energy.

David Venter

Professor David Venter is born and raised in South Africa. He's co-founder and Director of the Global Negotiation Academy. Professor Ventor has a wealth of local and international experience as both a facilitator of negotiation interventions, and a trainer and advisor of negotiators. He advised govenemental departments such as the police and the department of Justice, trained for 3 years the governement of Nelson Mandela and counted among his private clients BMW and Nissan. He was a lecturer at the Havard University and the MIT business school. Since 2003 he's operating in Europe as a consultant for Motorola as a negiotator in contracts with governements in Poland, Germany, Portugal and Sweden. He gives trainings to Astra Zeneca and Proctor and Gamble. Since 4 years he's a guest lecturer at the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, and nowadays he's a full time professor.

Anton Kusters

Anton is a photographer and fond of long term projects. At least, he thinks he is. His very first project: a look inside a Japanese Yakuza crime family changed his life. Or maybe it did not change it. Or maybe a just little. Or maybe a lot. In his talk he will focus on hanging in there, common sense, publishing independently, press attention, feeling lucky, and working hard. It will be About finding out what’s important. And being scared. And growing up. And making a few images along the way. Oh, and about serendipity. You know, those little moments when you suddenly realize that things are falling into place. In fact he will talk about a lot of things and show us some remarkable pictures as well.

Fashion Across Borders

Fashion Across Borders is an Euregional fashion platform to show the work of talented young designers from the Euregion. In 2011 the first fashion pop-up store was established in Hasselt. Young fashion talent - such as Sofie Claes, Branko Popovic, Ingo Binder, Titi + The German Kid, Collette Klinkenberg - are able to show and sell their creations. Fahsion Across Borders is a collaboration between Modemuseum Hasselt, Fashionclash Maastricht and Designmetropole Aachen.

Organizing team

van Houtem

Reijmerstok, Netherlands
  • Greet Roosen - CreativeClass
    Co-organizar and Curator
  • Maurice Hermans - SocialBeta
    Co-founder - Co-Organizer