Carpet your life

Posted by ilse on Thursday January 20th 2011 at 18:59

Old carpet samples and production waste get a second life with AW’s design contest. While sorting and recycling will always be important environmental measures in the carpet and floor covering industry, upcycling pushes the envelope that bit further. By upgrading waste into new, desirable products, AW takes an ecological stand while feeding its creative hunger. The contest challenges Belgian design, fashion and textile students to create a product, garment, furniture or accessory with carpet scraps. The finest design wins a cash prize and is displayed at the international Domotex fair in Hannover, Germany.

You can find three of our students Productdesign unther the laureates: Steven Kaelen with Carpet Ride – Fabio Lorefice with 2L bag and Lars Jeurgen with the Rolling Man

Researcher AOD in the picture

Posted by ilse on Tuesday January 18th 2011 at 12:09

On the 15th of January The Standaard Magazine published an article about our Researcher Karen Wuytens. She is doing her PhD on into the design processes of jewel designers and designers of objects. More in particular on the relationship between materials and techniques and the way the designer’s choices regarding these techniques and materials, can be supported.

You can read the article via link below. (Dutch only)


Open Call for Applications

Posted by ilse on Tuesday January 11th 2011 at 17:46


Open Call for Applications

Who: visual artists in various media and disciplines
Where: FLACC, Genk in Belgium
When: Three month period or around 90 days divided over several periods between September 2011 and September 2012
Deadline: 1 February 2011

FLACC is a workplace for visual artists and creates the conceptual, organizational and technical conditions for realizing unique artist projects. Every year, FLACC selects ten artists to set up a new project. In each annual selection, FLACC aims to strike a balance between national and international artists, between beginners and artists with experience, between autonomous art and/or research projects and artists that deal in more concrete terms with the historical, geographical or social context of the workplace.

FLACC has metal and woodworking workshops, a digital studio (film and photography), and a foundry with a furnace and kilns for ceramics, bronze and glass applications, and an extensive workspace. The staff is knowledgeable about the production possibilities of nearby workplaces and collaborates with those workplaces and with schools and companies to give the artists the best possible support and assistance. An overview of all the facilities can be found at

The call is open for all visual artists. Due to the diversity of our workshops, the application is open for projects in various media and disciplines. Projects with a notice of the specific geographical, cultural, social or historical situation of FLACC (or Genk/Belgium), challenging the notion of a ‘workplace’ or with the specific technical possibilities of FLACC are preferable. The work period is three-month full time or around 90 days, divided in several smaller work periods between September 2011 and September 2012. FLACC offers an accommodation, a workplace, covered travel expenses as well as a small production budget.

Application procedure: Please use our application form for your application. The application should include a well-defined project proposal, a thoroughly calculated budget, a preferable time frame and your resume (text and images and/or video).

For more info please visit or contact Luuk Nouwen or Sarah Indeherberge at .

FLACC: André Dumontlaan 2, B-3600 Genk
T #32 (0)89 84 52 23 – F #32 (0)89 84 52 24
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With the support of the Flemish community, the Province of Limburg and the City of Genk.
FLACC is a structural partner of the Platform Limburg Beeldende Kunsten.

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