Between 21 and 28 October 2022, a diverse group of design enthusiasts and creatives gathered in Stelplaats for the Design Lab called 'Performative Graphics', led by Belgium based design practice Atelier Brenda. This is what the inspiring week looked like.
Through practices of collaboration, brainstorms and conversation, Lab participants experimented in small groups and subsequently re-intepreted their works as a collective.
By giving as much importance to the conceptual as the analytical process, the group was involved in the creation of different visual outputs for the Lab’s festive closing party from start to finish. The freedom to experiment while being inspired by the surroundings and content of the Lab, resulted in a visual identity that perfectly captured the spirit of Leuven’s future night club.
After a grand collective diner, the Lab week was given the proper closing it deserved through a small-scale yet full-fledged club night based on the week's learnings. The Design Lab participants eagerly took care of some essential restaurant & clubbing attributes. The napkins, cushions, posters and floor paintings are merely a glimpse of the boundless creativity that the participants brought to the table.
A special thanks goes out to all Design Lab participants and coaches Nana Esi and Sophie Keij.