© Artwork by Jonas Devacht
From 20 October to 6 November, the third edition of the free creative city festival WONDER will take place in the centre of Kortrijk. The many creative, cultural and socio-economic organisations and educational institutions of Kortrijk will present a varied programme around the theme Let’s get phygital, with the Budafabriek as its main venue.
Let’s get phygital
The future is now. A new generation is ready to sink its teeth into the social challenges of tomorrow in its own atypical and rebellious way. They are not afraid of experimentation, but enthusiastically embrace the latest digital technologies without denying their classics. They go phygital … WONDER inspires with how the next generation thinks about the sustainable future of the world, city and region.
The theme Let’s get phygital (a contraction of ‘physical’ and ‘digital’) was aptly designed in the campaign image by the West Flemish illustrator Jonas Devacht. Jonas is an alumnus of the Devine programme at Howest and held the K-TOTEM at Kortrijk Station in 2021.
Partners and programme
Participating organisations this year are Designregio Kortrijk, Howest with the courses Industrial Product Design, Digital Design and Development and Digital Arts and Entertainment, Intercommunale Leiedal, Texture, Bib Kortrijk, arts centre BUDA and Voka West-Vlaanderen. They are building a programme consisting of exhibitions, installations and activities with a focus on the next generation. How do young designers and companies respond to social challenges such as digitisation and sustainability? WONDER wants to surprise its visitors, have them dare to look at what is and wonder about what is to come.
“During WONDER, all the creative talent in Kortrijk can once again show itself to the general public. After a successful edition last year at the Site Van Marcke, WONDER returns to the centre of the city and the visit is again completely free.” Ruth Vandenberghe, mayor
The Budafabriek will be the beating heart. But also many external parties will participate with installations, expositions and activities spread throughout the city centre. WONDER will therefore once again be a celebration of creativity for young and old.
WONDER will be free to visit. The detailed programme will be announced in mid-September.
Organisations, companies or people interested in participating can contact Designregio Kortrijk: firstname.lastname@example.org
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