EKV – tripreport: Michel van Dartel visits Congo – 21-22 april

On invitation of the Cercle d’Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise (CATPC) and the Institute for Human Activities (IHA), Michel van Dartel, professor at the Research Group Human-Centred Creation (EKV) at Avans University visited the Lusanga International Research Centre for Art and Economic Inequality (LIRCAEI, a joint initiative of CATPC and IHA) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), for an event titled The Repatriation of The White Cube.

The event inaugurated a quintessential “White Cube”, that the renowned Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) designed for LIRCAEI, built on the site of a former Unilever palm oil plantation in the village of Lusanga in the south west of the DRC. The inauguration of this white cube marked the launch of a five year-research programme of LIRCAEI, …… read more – download pdf

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