Are you interested in sustainability, design or natural sciences? Feel free to join one of our workshops @BROEI2021.
03/07 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
22/07 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
23/07 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
24/07 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
From as early as the 14th century, Flanders was a region renowned for its tapestry weaving, with tapestries exported throughout Europe. In particular, the Flanders region was known for its high-quality wall tapestries. These served a critical role within Medieval castle interiors; they provide both figurative and literal warmth to the cold castle walls. With this project, we call on the Flemish tapestry tradition to create a wall tapestry process that fits both within the Geeraard de Duivelsteen interior as well as a more sustainable world.
We have collected carpets that were otherwise destined for the landfill. On these carpets, we will work along with youth from the city of Gent to grow different mushroom species on these carpets. Gent Glas is sponsoring us by creating organic terrariums for the growth of glow-in-the-dark mushrooms. The final tapestry should not only fit within the interior context of the Geeraard de Duivelsteen castle but may contribute to an improved acoustic.