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Joining forces: building resilient nightlife communities

Horst Digital Lab
Joining forces: building resilient nightlife communities

When

11 - 13 December 2020.

Where

The digital Lab will be broadcasted through a closed online platform. You need to buy a ticket to receive a unique web login. 

Focus

Joining forces: building resilient nightlife communities

Coaches

Lutz Leichsenring, Eris Drew, Carin Abdulá, Liese Kingma, Cornelius Harris, Dee Diggs, Jean-Hugues Kabuiku, Kajetan Lukomski, Bogomir Doringer, Souria Cheurfi, Zelda Fitzgerald, Hülya Ertas, Jozef Wouters, Eamon Harkin, Authentically Plastic, Jonas Rutgeerts and many others.

Partner

KU Leuven, Nachtplan & Stad Leuven.

Pricing

Tickets cost € 35 and include a list of needed materials to experience the Lab to the fullest. In addition, a grant is provided if suffering financial hardship, please reach out to info@horstartsandmusic.com to apply for the grant. 

Horst Digital Lab

Do you remember dancing together? Pounding beats in our ears, the smell of mingled sweat, the mind-inducing catharsis? It’s harsh, we know. Depending on where in the world you are right now, you may be social distancing, in self-isolation, or on total lockdown. But whoever we are and wherever we are, none of us are immune to loneliness, the stress of Covid-19 or a potential boreout.

If one positive thing has come out of this pandemic, it is the explosion of a new digital cultural landscape, and the opportunity to pause, reflect, and disconnect. As our clubbing  hiatus will be extended for a while longer, we’re proposing the option of bringing a bit of nightlife into your home.

The Horst digital Lab is a three-day intense & multidisciplinary weekender where we offer inspiration, togetherness and playfulness. It's best when experienced collectively. We want to stimulate connection and interaction with the ones who are close to you.

The digital Lab explores various topics through five in-depth panels which are alternated with a variety of outdoor activities, performative experiences, screenings, interviews and DJ-sets.

Panel discussions 

→ Determining the societal importance of nightlife
→ Enhancing personal and collective wellbeing through nightlife
→ Decolonising music & nightlife culture
→ Becoming a real community
→ The architecture & design of club culture

Conference speakers & performances

DE

Co-founder of VibeLab and Creative Footprint, one of the world's leading authorities on protecting the nighttime economy, community and culture

UK

Head Agent at Outer Agency

US

DJ, co-founder of Nowadays, Mister Saturday Night in New York

UG

DJ, producer & artist based in Kampala, Uganda and part of the Nyege Nyege collective

US

DJ, Recording Artist, Radio Presenter, T4T LUV NRG

US

Underground Resistance label manager

BE

Artist, scenographer and Decoratelier founder

US

DJ & selectress

PL

DJ Avtomat

RS

Artist, researcher and curator

BE

For All Queens chairlady

BE

Curator, DJ and party of both Bledarte and Leaving Living Dakota

BE

Advocating diversity for KU Leuven through the Undivided platform, Young European of the Year in 2017

NL

Researcher & curator

BE

VICE Belgium’s Editor-in-chief

BE

KU Leuven researcher, Editor-in-chief of the monthly XXI Architecture and Design Magazine

FR

Journalist for Resident Advisor, Mixmag & The Wire Magazine

UK

Also known as DJ Winggold and founder of Unbound Events, a London-based events platform using music as a vehicle through which to spread positivity and compassion-based values.

BE

KU Leuven & Nachtplan researcher

BE

KU Leuven research professor at the Center for Social and Cultural Psychology

AR

they/them, artist, pleasure scholar, Black Power Naps