In addition to supporting our artists- and organisations-in-residence, Vooruit continues to expand the Stadsatelier (City Atelier). Vooruit’s Stadsatelier is a research studio focusing on art and society and taking the city itself as the working environment. The artists supported as part of this initiative also collaborate on the realisation of Vooruit’s reflective moments, festivals and various other projects including Tot in de stad!, Future Heritage, and OPENBARE WERKEN, as well as a city residency during the Festival de Marseille and Dreamcity Tunis.
In 2019-20 we’ll be working with Elly Van Eeghem, Haider Al Timimi, Luce Goutelle, Fatih De Vos, Vincen Beeckman, Roland Gunst, Maarten De Vrieze, Paoletta Holst, Simon Allemeersch, Barbara Claes, Stefanie Claes, Jozef Wouters, Vladimir Miller, Anoek Nuyens, Ruben Nachtergaele and Eva De Groote, among others. Vooruit will also be collaborating with partners including De Koer, Manoeuvre, Piloot, Kunsthal, KASK and LUCA.
The cities everyone wants to live in should be clean and safe, possess efficient public services, be supported by a dynamic economy, provide cultural stimulation, and also do their best to heal society's divisions of race, class, and ethnicity. These are not the cities we live in.