CREA-Zone cluster event
The Research + Enterprise Department is involved in the CREA- Zone cluster project which brings together partners from Belgium, France and the Netherlands all of whom are delivering Interreg funded projects.
The current economic crisis has driven regions and cities to find new ways to inject the economy with creativity and innovation. Through collaboration with creative and cultural industries, traditional industries can find ways to enhance their resilience in the face of increased economic, social and environmental challenges.
The Interreg projects have researched and experimented with concepts aimed at increasing the visibility of the economic value of the creative and cultural industries and this is the focus of The Colourful District event, taking place on the 5th and 6th of November. A digital publication summarising the findings and projects will be available at the end of November.
Interreg projects will be presented at the event, held in the Budafabriek, in Kortrijk, Belgium, where synergies between different projects will be pulled into focus and success stories will be shared with a broad audience.
The event programme is packed:
Wednesday 5 November – Budascoop/Budafabriek Kortrijk
6 p.m. WELCOME AT BUDASCOOP, Kapucijnenstraat 10, Kortrijk (Belgium)
6:30 p.m. WORD OF WELCOME: Franky Devos, director arts centre BUDA / Budafabriek
6:35 p.m. CREA-Zone – international cluster for the promotion of the creative industry: Ellen Bisschops, project manager SPK Turnhout
6:45 p.m. DAAN ROOSEGAARDE
In a world shifting between the analogue and the digital, Studio Roosegaarde is the social design lab of artist Daan Roosegaarde and his team of designers and engineers. The studio creates interactive designs that explore the dynamic relation between people, technology and space. The studio develops its own innovations and is internationally known for interactive projects such as Dune, Intimacy and Smart Highway.
Interview: Hilde Bouchez
7:30 p.m. Short walk to the Budafabriek, Dam 2A, Kortrijk
From 7:30 p.m. INSPIRING EXAMPLES FOR A COLOURED DISTRICT
The collaboration between designers, entrepreneurs, students, artists and active citizens leads to concrete results. At the imposing Budafabriek, good practice is presented by the University of the Creative Arts Canterbury, SPK Turnhout, Avans Hogeschool Breda, TIO3 Ronse, Pictanovo Tourcoing, Entrepreneurial Centers Mechelen and West Flanders, Flanders DC and Buda Kortrijk.
EXHIBIT – THE GREEN LIGHT DISTRICT
A green economy is an important issue for entrepreneurs, designers, scientists and artists alike. CREA-Zone selected international projects that transcend the sense of defeatism that tends to surround ecology and environmentalism:
The Green Light District presents work by Alberto Baraya (CO), Nick Ervinck (BE), Lucas Foglia (US), Brandon Ballengée (US), Annemie Maes (BE), David Bowen (US), Luc Deleu (BE), Maya Smrekar (SI), Peter De Cupere (BE), Bart Stolle (BE), Future Farmers (US), Nano Supermarket (NL), Honoré d’O (BE), Ralph Kim (UK), Mattia Casalegno (IT), Martin uit den Bogaard (NL), Koen Vanmechelen (BE), Eduardo Kac (US), Heath Bunting (UK).
In addition there is scientific research by Howest, Kulak, Vives & Provinciale Tuinbouwschool and entrepreneurial projects by Vasch Aquaponics, Deceuninck, Vanheede, Alpro, Drukta, Ocular, Devolder Architecten.
Curator: Christophe Dejaeger
Thursday 6 November – Budafabriek Kortrijk
9 a.m. BREAKFAST MEETING – Croissants, coffee, creative entrepreneurs, politicians, policy advisors, students …all welcome!
10 a.m. CREA-Zone – international cluster for the promotion of the creative industry: Ellen Bisschops, project manager SPK Turnhout
10:30 a.m. STIMULATING ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS FOR THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY
Prof Annick Schramme is professor and academic coordinator of the master’s program Cultural Management at the University of Antwerp. In addition, she leads the Competence Center Creative Industries of the Flanders District of Creativity at the Antwerp Management School.
11 a.m. 3 INSPIRING EXAMPLES FOR A COLOURFUL DISTRICT
- Made or Cartamundi / SPK Turnhout
- Incunables / Pictanovo Tourcoing
- Results of the temporary stay of the students from Thomas More Mechelen @ Buda
11:30 a.m. THE INNOVATIVE CONTRIBUTION OF EUROPE’S CREATIVE INDUSTRY TO THE WIDER ECONOMY: TOWARDS A NEW POLICY AGENDA
Johanna Van Antwerpen is the founder of the Amsterdam Innovation Motor (AIM). AIM is the innovation agency of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area which merged, with other organisations, into the Amsterdam Economic Board in 2013. AIM has been set up to help preserve and strengthen Amsterdam’s key position in the knowledge-based economy. The Amsterdam Economic Board promotes innovation, cooperation and new activities in relevant economic sectors such as; creative Industries, ICT, Life Sciences, Sustainability, Financial and Business services.
noon 3 INSPIRING EXAMPLES FOR A COLOURFUL DISTRICT
- GaIl Baxter or Neil / University of Creative Arts Canterbury
- The Smell Project / Avans Hogeschool Breda
- Buda::Lab / Buda Kortrijk
12:30 p.m. CONCLUSIONS FROM THE CREA-Zone CLUSTER
Ellen Bisschops, project manager SPK Turnhout
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