Ausgebrannt • POSTPONED

The AUDITORIUM lecture by Kaspar Hamacher, announced for Wednesday 8.12 in College De Valk, unfortunately cannot take place for Corona reasons. The lecture will be held at another time by mutual agreement. We will inform you of this as soon as possible.

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More of a craftsman than a designer. That is how Kaspar Hamacher describes himself. As the son of a forester he got to know the natural qualities of wood early on in life, and these are still visible in his work. A solid tree as a bench or a burnt-out trunk as a stool: the material seems to impose its will on the maker, and not the other way round. In this way, each piece of furniture becomes a unique piece that is only made to order.

In 2021, Le Grand Hornu showed the first monographic museum exhibition of Kaspar Hamacher's work, entitled 'Mother Earth'. Apart from furniture and a scenography by Kaspar, a short film was also made. This film will be the starting point for the evening. Afterwards, moderator Dieter Van Den Storm, design journalist and Creative Director of MAD in Brussels, will have a conversation with Kaspar Hamacher about his furniture, which simultaneously resist time and yet reflect ever changing 'zeitgeist'. In order to let the audience judge for themselves, Kaspar Hamacher will bring some of his furniture to Leuven.

Born in Eupen, educated in Maastricht, and with his current studio in Raeren (East Cantons), Kaspar Hamacher has made a name for himself as a young designer in the national and international design and art world since 2008. His work has been shown in exhibitions for Salone Di Mobile in Milan; Design Museum in Ghent; Art Brussels; and Le Grand Hornu in Mons, among others. In 2010, he received the Henry Van de Velde Audience Award.

lecture series on architecture, urban planning and design

How does slowness manifest itself in space? What does a slow process look like? Can we resist fastness? Can we resist thinking about time and space as a commodity? How to tell a story about slow space? Who are the protagonists (anti-heroes) of this story? Is there a Slow Movement rising? Who are the designers and artists that care about slowness? How do they do it? What is the right slow attitude? The perfect slow setting? Best slow vibes?

PARTNERS: STUK, KU Leuven architecture department, KU Leuven Culture, Existenz / SUPPORT BY: City of Leuven, Flemish government / SPONSORING: FEBELCEM, Vandersanden Group, Media A+ Architecture in Belgium / Graphic design: Buro Bertus

Wed 8 Dec 2021 20:00


College De Valk 01.13 / Tiensestraat 41, 3000 Leuven


€9 standard
STUK card
€5 students
€2,5 students KUL architecture dep.
S&A members