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Theme: Harder Better Faster Stronger?

This event occurred on
May 20, 2017
12:00am - 12:00am CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Liège, Liège (fr)

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Média Rives
Bvd Raymond Poincaré 15
Liège, Liège (fr), 4020
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Bjorn Tagemose

BJORN TAGEMOSE IS A BELGIAN-SWEDISH PHOTOGRAPHER, DIRECTOR AND VISUAL ARTIST. BJORN IS OFTEN NICK NAMED, “THE ROCK AND ROLL DIRECTOR” Bjorn has worked with some of the world’s top artists like Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins, Grace Jones, Editors, Simple Minds, John Fogerty, David Guetta, Juliette Lewis, Tiësto, The Hives, Willem Dafoe, Queens Of The Stone Age, Juanes, Slayer, Motörhead and many more. The co-operations range from art films to complete art direction of shows, music videos and artwork. Bjorn’s work is part of the permanent collection of the famous Groeninghe Museum in Bruges and has been on show in various European museums and art institutions like the Paris Louvre, FOMU Antwerp or Stockholm Kulturhuset. Being based in the contemporary fashion capital Antwerp, Bjorn has had the opportunity to work with many of the iconic and cult designers the town has put on the international stage. These cooperative enterprises later propelled him as a director for top names in the industry like Vanity Fair and Louis Vuitton.

Julien de Wit

Julien de Wit is a Belgian postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences of MIT who is best described as “an adaptive problem-solver”. His primary interest and expertise lie where Math, Science, and Engineering meet. It is there that he humbly aims to make sense of newly-accessible pieces of reality and, ultimately, improve the human condition. After graduating as an aerospace engineer from the University of Liege in 2011, Julien transitioned to planetary sciences at MIT. There, he developed techniques to study exoplanets with the goal of identifying extrasolar habitats—he hopes this will constitute a beneficial paradigm-shift for our species. Julien now plays a critical role in the TRAPPIST/SPECULOOS project initiated by Michaël Gillon, leading the atmospheric characterization of the newly discovered TRAPPIST-1 planets, for which he has already obtained startling results with the Hubble Space Telescope. Down on Earth, Julien has also cofounded Morpheus, LLC to bring to market a technology to improve the sleep experience of newborn parents, thereby relieving them of being too frequently in “survival mode”. When he is not studying other worlds, Julien likes to enjoy ours via cooking, hiking, or simply having a pleasant and relaxing evening exchanging with friends.

Louis-Philippe Loncke

Louis-Philippe Loncke is an explorer, adventurer, project consultant and entrepreneur. He has degrees in engineering and management. He has done 15+ expeditions from solo extreme treks across deserts, long distance sea-kayaking on rivers or lakes, scientific or expeditions to raise awareness for an ecological cause. Most of his expeditions were prepared while still having a full time job as IT project consultant. He has totaled 10 world first expeditions and was awarded « European Adventurer of the year 2016 » in Munich during the ISPO fair. He received recognition as torchbearer for the 2012 London Olympics, Fellow of the Explorers Club, elected Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and Ambassador for the Jane Goodall Institute in Belgium. In 2014, he was knighted by Dr. Goodall herself “Sir Iguana”, knight for the Youth, the Animals and the plants at the European parliament.

Marc-André Henin

Marc-André HENIN is an agronomist and a farmer in the family farm with his father, brother and sister. In their mixed-dairy livestock farming system, they turn milk (fat part) into butter. In 2009, the farm is converted in organic agriculture and the range of products is enlarged. Marc-André is involved in the only federation of walloon organic farmers, « L’Union de Agriculteurs Biologique Belge » (UNAB). He stays implied in local action like welcome children and students in farm, transition movement, etc. He is member of an exchange program between North and South farmers with « vétérinaires sans frontière » (VSF). He visited Rwanda and met farmers and representatives from many countries.

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Liège, Belgium