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Exhibition - Welcome To Bavière : Quartier d'Outremeuse

From 05/10/2018 to 25/11/2018

Since 2012, this strand has focused on the search for viable and sustainable solutions through the methodology and practice of co-design. Its discoveries aim to generate projects that lead to citizen awareness and participation, in an effort to improve the quality of life of a community. Imagining the future of a neighbourhood through a design process is now a practice adopted by numerous cities across europe and the rest of the world. in this sense, the designer transmits the ability to create, imagine, and modify the dynamics that discourage collective life and a sense of security. Tapping into creativity’s capacity to intervene in the social context, the designer’s role is that of a vector of possible changes. The third edition of this research/action will be concentrated in the neighbourhood around the future bavière cultural hub development, a key part of Liege’s urban and cultural revitalisation. Led by nik baerten and virginia tassinari, these social innovation design experts have accompanied Welcome to_ since its first outing. In order to guarantee the continuity of the work in the field, the project will be carried out in collaboration with the staff of the chiroux Provincial Library (management and other employees); officials of the Province’s culture department; Aux Livres, citoyens!; and teachers & students of ESA Saint-Luc Liège, social design Master, theory & Mediation and data visualisation and BA graphic techniques of the high school of the Province of Liege in Seraing. The research, developed over the academic year 2017-18, will result in a final project that echoes the active participation of the local inhabitants. it will not be the subject of a formal exhibition, but rather a site-specific presentation of the processes and objectives achieved, symbolised by a series of urban installations.