ONBETAALBAAR is a makers’ collective that has been working since 2012 towards ‘materialism with emotion’, based on its love of objects. It is both a workplace and a think tank, a place in which furniture makers, upholsterers, writers, philosophers, DIY enthusiasts, product designers, restaurateurs and graphic artists – in short, workers and thinkers – come together to study the value of, the problems with and the potential of recovered materials, and the stories that go with them.
In 2017, the collective moves into CAMPO boma, CAMPO’s studio, which is located in an area with a high concentration of migrants in the 19th century belt around Ghent. Its long-term residence will ensure that there is continuous activity over the coming years, with the residencies of theatre makers, artists, collectives and thinkers from a diverse range of disciplines. The audience and local residents are welcome to come in and take a look: the doors will regularly be thrown open for events such as lectures, exhibitions, workshops and a weekly open studio for interested parties with varying degrees of experience.
ONETAALBAAR is a story of co-creation between workers and thinkers. It will be touring Flanders with projects such as Veiling der Dingen, Oplichten, KRAAK and Regie der Gebouwen.