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Library Future(s) and Beyond
Characterised as anything from temples of learning to instruments of democracy, libraries and their potential futures appeal to the imagination. What kind of places could memory institutions like libraries be in the future? Which roles could they fulfil in people's everyday lives? To which new meanings could they give rise? These and other questions we have been exploring together with a select, yet diverse, group of people at the Brussels-based Muntpunt.
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The Neological Institute
The Neological Institute is a workshop/performance around a fictional institute focussed on the creation of new words (neologisms) to generate new worlds.
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Antwerp à la carte : on the future of food & the city
Within the context of the expo ‘Antwerp à la Carte’, featured on the 5th floor of MAS, Pantopicon sheds a light on the future of food and the city. Three future worlds were created and translated into a tangible experience by means of ‘what if’ questions and a selection of speculative design works. The impact of future food developments on the city were explored by means of an animated cityscape and a spoken narrative.
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new experiences in cultural tourism
The Flemish Tourism Board called for a future-oriented and people-centered approach to inspire the development of new products for their Flemish Masters program opening in 2018. The changing context of travel and cultural tourism was studied, taking on the perspective of tomorrow's international leisure travelers. This analysis resulted in five key challenges regarding the variety of experiences that tomorrow's travelers seek out.
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man & interior : on the changing relationship between people and the design of their home/office interiors
Five fictional companies and their products and services were presented during the Biennale Interieur 2014 interior design trade fair in Kortrijk (Belgium). The companies were intended to provoke visitors and exhibitors to think about people's evolving needs and the ways in which future businesses could offer new types of products and services in new ways to respond to those needs.
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