CCA  Center for Contemporary Art and Ecology 

Fri 07 June

Book Launch SEASONAL MATTERS RURAL RELATIONS by Seasonal Neighbours

Book Tickets

RADIUS is pleased to invite you to the launch of the publication SEASONAL MATTERS RURAL RELATIONS by the Seasonal Neighbours collective. Join us on Friday the 7th of June 2024 for a series of presentations, followed by an informal discussion and drinks reception.

What if we reconsider contemporary rural challenges through relationships rather than oppositions? Based on seasonal work experiences, SEASONAL MATTERS RURAL RELATIONS delves into the realm of contemporary agriculture and European labour migration. Through a variety of discursive formats, ranging from essays and interviews to drawings and recipes, this book explores the socio-political implications on rhythms, rituals, and cohabitation in Europe’s countryside. SEASONAL MATTERS RURAL RELATIONS encourages a layered conversation between agricultural workers, engaged citizens, artists, and designers.

SEASONAL MATTERS RURAL RELATIONS was edited by Anastasia Eggers & Ils Huygens, designed by Bonsma & Reist, and published by Onomatopee.

Ciel Grommen extended her training in architecture at the University of Leuven with a master in contemporary art at the HEAD in Geneva. What follows is a trans-disciplinary research practice from which she creates frameworks that address social, political and environmental issues about cohabitation. Collaboration and intense fieldwork are central to her work. Through maps, images, talks and installations she invites the public to imagine another perception of living in space.
Ioana Lupascu graduated with a Master in Architecture, followed by a training in urban play and a Master in Art Praxis from Dutch Art Institute. The audience's experience (ways of sending and receiving information or feelings) is central in her research. Ioana enjoys work that encourages critical thinking and playful interactions with a strong focus on process, making and methodology rather than a final artifact. This often leads to (co)producing and articulating: (audio) walks, texts, performances, movement sessions, games and workshops. She is currently exploring the topic of intimacy, constraints, desire and fragmentation.
Anastasia Eggers’ research-driven practice explores vulnerable ecologies alongside urgent social, cultural, and political conditions. It uses food as a medium to broach ideas of identity, origin, and geopolitics
Maximiliaan Royakkers operates his tentacular spatial practice from Brussels. His work is committed to engage with our present political, social and ecological dynamics through space. This attitude produces output of various and ever growing kind: buildings and interventions in space, models and drawings, photography, installations and performances, exhibitions, writing and lectures, studios and workshops, research. He collaborates in a close network of people, places and institutions developing projects between practice and research.

⌀ Date: Friday 7 June 
⌀ Doors open: 18:00 – 18:30
⌀ Introduction to Seasonal Neighbours by Ciel Grommen and Ioana Lupascu: 18:30 – 18:45
⌀ Discussion about rhythms and rituals facilitated by Anastasia Eggers and Maximiliaan Royakkers: 18:45 – 20:00
⌀ Drinks reception: 20:00 – 21:00
⌀ Language: English
⌀ Free admission
⌀ Location: RADIUS, Kalverbos 20
⌀ Please note that the location is not wheelchair accessible