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    Invitation - 1st May - Laboratory for Radical Peace - Orangeries de Beirbais

    April, 23 2022



    If there is one thing that needs to be radical, it is peace.- Léa Lansade (FR), dancer, in artistic residency in Bierbais, April 2022


    We are happy to invite you on Sunday May 1, 2022 with the PhD In One Night platform for the aesthetic experimentation of all, to the inauguration of our Laboratory for a Radical Peace, as part of La Fondation La Nacelle / Les Orangeries de Bierbais, in the presence of artist-researchers: Ukrainian pianist Markiyan Popil, Ukrainian violinist Ana Popil, Kurdish linguist Gulistan Sido, Kurdish philosopher Mansur Tayfuri, Belgian-ex/post-Yugoslavian pianist Kosta Jakić, saxophonist Erwin Vann, and many other guests..

    “The Laboratory for Radical Peace” consists of a new redistribution of the sensible aiming at a permanent self-taught aesthetic and emancipatory education.

    The garden, as a laboratory, poses the hypothesis of a new reconfiguration of the world, of the possible and the impossible, a new relationship between man and society, as well as the relationship between man and nature. The garden becomes a free temporary zone, creating a transitional space of interruptions and re-connections between man, nature and society.

    The objective we have set ourselves in 2022 is to examine how the rural environment (in dialectic with urbanity) can affect human emancipation and how Peace in the world can be thought of, from such a place, in connection with the omnipresent war, without escaping it. In short, we invite to rethink the politics of emancipation through a radically reconfigured new gaze, by proposing a series of actions, including the inauguration of the “Collective Garden of Knowledge” on 29.09.2022, in the presence of the philosopher Jacques Rancière (FR) during the memorial day of the inauguration of the historic botanical garden of Bierbais, on 29.9.1828 by the landscape architect Charles-Henri Petersen (Le Botanique, Brussels, 1829; the gardens of Mariemont, 1832).

    May Day Program for Peace, Bierbais

    2:30 p.m.: doors open, reception.

    Orientation table, guided tour of the park, access to the bar

    3:15 p.m.: Inauguration of the Peace Laboratory (la Nacelle / PhD in One Night / Mansour Tayfuri)

    3:30 p.m.: concert

    - Markiyan Popil (piano)
    - Ana Popil (violin) and Olena Mozil (poem)
    - Kosta Jakić (piano)

    4 p.m.: picnic snack

    4:30 p.m.: musical interlude by Erwin Vann (Saxo)

    4:45 p.m.: planting of an olive tree by Gulistan Sido (Kurdish/Rojava/Afrin), from the "Green Braids" program - reforestation in the midst of the war, in Syria.

    5 p.m.: workshop for all: making flower seed bombs

    6 p.m.: screening of the environmental awareness capsules "Back to nature" (made with street children from Kinshasa, DR Congo, La Nacelle, with the support of FPS and the City of Brussels)

    7:30 p.m.: performance by Marah Haj Hussein (Palestine, dancer)

    8 p.m.: closing poem


    Free program
    Reservation desired

    With the support of the program A Future for Culture, Territories of creation
    Wallonie/Brussels Federation

    Address: 2A rue de Bierbais, 1435 Mont-Saint-Guibert
    Parking: rue des Tilleuls
    Access: Mont-Saint-Guibert station / E411 motorway (Corroy-le-Grand exit)
    Martin van der Belen (La Nacelle) : martinvdbelen [at] gmail.com
    Ivana Momčilović (PhD in one Night) : migrativeart [at] gmail.com