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.
These artists, cultural workers, critical thinkers and partners built(d)along with VIERNULVIER's Stadsatelier between 2012 and 2022: Vincen Beeckman, Samah Hijawi, Paoletta Holst, Simon Allemeersch, Lucinda Ra, Akin Fatih De Vos-Sahan, Fiona Hallinan, The Post (Film) Collective, Robin Vanbesien, Maarten Devrieze, Maria Lucia Cruz Correia, Elly Van Eeghem, Katinka de Jonge, Max Pairon, Jaco Sette, May Abnet, Andy Sarfo, Lieselot Siddiki, Leontien Allemeersch, Jorik De Wilde, Michiel Soete, Evelyne Coussens, Peter Aers, Roland Gunst, Matthias Velle, Adrienne Van der Werf, Michiel Van de Velde, Veridiana Zurita, Naomi Kerckhove, Ewout D'Hoore, Valentina Medda, Mirna Bamieh, Kristof Van Gestel, Adva Zakai, School of Love, An Verstraete, Gosie Vervloessem, Malik Fye, Luce Gutelle, Ruben Nachtergaele, Anoek Nuyens, Rita Hoofwijk, Collectief Eland, Grace Ndiritu, OpenStructures, Manoeuvre, KASK School of Arts, De Koer, Piloot. Co, LUCA School of Arts, Jong Gewei, Kunsthal, Maarten Soete, Charlotte Dhont, Niké van Os, Tine Theunissen, Margo Temmerman, Maarten Dings, Marieke De Munck and many others.
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.