in collaboration with CAMPO, Design museum Gent, Triënnale voor Vormgeving, KABK & KASK / School of Arts Gent

A Moderated Meeting is a special event in which two special guests, with opposing world views or backgrounds, discuss the topic of 'real encounters in times of hyperconnectivity'. As an introduction to the event both guests visit HALLO5. This experience serves as the starting point for the talk that is moderated by TAAT.

NOV 12th - 18:00: 
Opening with Pascale Platel & Élise van Thuyne
NOV 19th - 18:00:  Tom Balthazar & Leo Van Broeck

ON LOCATION: Sint-Niklaaskerk Gent  
FREE, no reservation

Pascale Platel
is a theatre and television maker, author, actress and dancer. She performed in Les Ballets C de la B, the company lead by her brother Alain Platel. In 1999 she won the Signaal Award for her first monologue De Koning van de Paprikachips; in 2001 she made Ola Pola Potloodgat for which she won the 1000 Watt Prize for the best children and young people’s stage production in The Netherlands and Flanders. Platel regularly appears on Flemish television network Een, in ao. De Laatste Show, 1000 zonnen en garnalen, Volt and Lux. She currently performs in ‘En al mee eene keer’, a theatre play she made with Frank Brichau, an actor with Down syndrome.

Élise Van Thuyne is an interior architect and designer who has been creating home interiors and working spaces for fifteen years now. By playing with materials and surface structures, she turns a space into a refined and balanced totality. Her many projects are stories in which everything plays its part: building style, surroundings, home owners, colours, materials and light. Over the years, she built a large network of craftsmen and artists with whom she regularly collaborates. Recently, Van Thuyne presented her first furniture project at Gent-based arts gallery Frederic Hooft. The ‘Armoirés', eye-catchers of the exhibition, raise questions: are these sculptures or cabinets, art objects or utensils?

Tom Balthazar is Executive Councillor for urban development, housing and public green spaces of the City of Ghent. He started his professional career as a lawyer, journalist and medical law teacher at the Ghent University. Balthazar became politically active for sp.a and was elected in the Ghent City Council in 2000, 2006 and 2012. Since 2007, he is Executive Councillor in Ghent, committed to make Ghent a sustainable, enjoyable and liveable city. He continues to write articles or essays and yearly organises a small-scale poetry festival in Ghent.

Leo Van Broeck is Flemish Government Architect since September 2016 and CEO of Brussels-based architecture and creative knowledge company Bogdan & Van Broeck. He studied engineering architecture at Leuven University, where he was a tutor and design assistant from 1995 to 2006 and since then professor architectural design. In 2007 he founded an architecture company together with Oana Bogdan that strongly focuses on research and profiles itself by its active social commitment. The Government Architect’s main mission is to promote the architectural quality of the built environment.

Read more about HALLO5, a Do-It-Together theatrical installation encouraging real encounters in hyperconnected times.

12-27 November 2016 - ON LOCATION: Sint-Niklaaskerk, Ghent
MON-FRI: 13:00 > 18:00 
SAT-SUN: 10:00 > 18:00