Marked by a strongly participative aspect from its outset, Kufa’s Urban Art Esch project invites you to a conference on functional and participatory art and design, on Wednesday 30 June 2021 at 19:00 in the large hall at the Kulturfabrik.
In participatory art and design, the artist gives their creations a practical utility, thereby integrating them fully into daily life. This event will be an occasion for reflection on the balance between aesthetic and function that can be arrived at in artistic creations. Several artists, designers and researchers will collectively examine the subject of functional art in a participative context. They will share and discuss their different approaches, via their own projects, methodologies and tools.
Beyond this, the subject presents an excellent opportunity for the Esch-sur-Alzette area, as it looks to develop citizen participation during the lead-in to Esch 2022 – European Capital of Culture.
The conference will be conducted in English, with simultaneous French translation. It will be broadcast live on the Kulturfabrik’s YouTube channel and on the internet site www.kufasurbanartesch.lu.
Moderator: Giacomo Piovan – Sensity (LU)
• Liesbeth Huybrechts – Participatory designer and researcher (BE)
• Jan Glas – Strategic designer and consultant (LU-NL)
• Julie Conrad – Designer (LU)
• Carsí Navarro – Artist and architect (LU-ES)