Translab K @ CC ‘t Schaliken, Herentals


13:00 - 13:30



13:30 - 15:30

Softening with an eye for biodiversity

Building on their experiments on ‘softening with an eye for biodiversity’, VormingPlus invites Stijn Neuteleers (environmental philosopher), Tim Vekemans (architect) and Liesl Vanautgaerden (program director for spatial development at the Department of Environment of the Flemish Government).


15:30 - 17:00

Cities full of nature and the barren countryside

Livestream from Ecopolis Brussels

It is at odds with what we think: the city is full of nature and agricultural areas are increasingly turning into deserts. But there is work to be done everywhere. For example, green space in the city is unevenly distributed and there is a need for a different vision of open space with reinforced village centers.

With Paul Demets (poet), Els Vervloesem (transition architect), Tom Bauler (ecological economist) and Ine Renson (journalist).


17:00 - 18:00

Closing debate

Livestream from Ecopolis Brussels

The starting point is the question posed by the French thinker Bruno Latour: Where can we land? How can we “ground ourselves” and take care of our living environment, while being open to the world?

With Warda El-Kaddouri (researcher and journalist), Anuna De Wever (climate activist), Olivier de Schutter (UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights) and Dirk Holemans (coordinator of Oikos – Think tank for socio-ecological change).

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