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Soup Sessions

The Soup Sessions at the Academy are conceived as in-house research encounters. The main idea behind this initiative is for researchers to develop new insights sustaining their personal research practice and to tap into to the research capital which they are part of and contribute to by conducting their artistic research at the Academy.

During these meetings all researchers, the newcomers as well as the more experienced ones, have the chance to present their research approach to their peers. In these dialogue sessions two (or more) researchers combine their presentations in which they show an open attitude of inquisitive listening as if interviewing each other.
In these sessions, there are “no rules” : as far as the presentation of the research content goes, researchers can do whatever they like: they can elaborate on the scope of their research, their methods or process, (preliminary) conclusions or results, document by adding visuals, talk about the problems or obstacles they encounter, about doubts and progress.

Programme academic year 2021-2022

  • 29 October 2021 / 12:30 - 14:00
    Soup Session by research group Archivolt, with Ersi Varveri and Gijs Waterschoot

  • 30 November 2021 / 19:00 - 21:00 
    Soup Session by research group MAXlab: 'What the Metaverse!?' with contributions of Max Schweder, Jeroen Cluckers, Kristof Overdulve and Kristof Timmerman  
    The boundaries between physical and digital reality is becoming increasingly fluid. Various aspects of our existence are shifting into virtuality. The COVID crisis has significantly accelerated this evolution, and this process is irreversible. Technological developments such as blockchain, virtual and augmented reality, 3D modeling and scanning techniques, ambisonics, ...will determine in the coming years how the Web 3.0, aka The Metaverse, will take shape. What are the opportunities and consequences for the arts?

    → Join Zoom Meeting (Meeting ID: 915 4856 6811 / Passcode: 94Dyb5)

  • 15 December 2021 / 12:30 - 14:30
    Soup Session by research group Thinking Tools
    Artist-researcher Clare Strand will talk with curator Caroline Dumalin about her residency in Antwerp and her artistic project within research group Thinking Tools. 
    At the Research Room, Academy

  • 10 January 2022 / 19:00 - 20:30
    Soup Session + Creatie Session
    by research groups Body and Material Reinvented & Creatie

    They = Researcher (>1): (we = the Italo-Sudakas Stefania Assandri and Renata Lamenza) + Joonas Lahtinen
    invite you to join us in a Creation & Soup Safe session.
    we will share part of the research process and material, experiences, methods and love letters used in the project TACTICS for a COLLECTIVE BODY in dialogue with Joonas.

    → on MicrosoftTeams. Email us to for the link
    more information

  • 13 May 2022 / 12:00 
    Soup Session by research group Body and Material Reinvented, with Michela dal Brollo and Ines Ballestros



(Photo by Jayne Nattida Kanyachalao)