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15 Oct - 15 Nov 2020



The fact that a pandemic brought down the Biennale INTERIEUR and the city programme was an impulse for the creative scene in Kortrijk to join forces more intensively than ever. The result is a brand new city festival WONDER. Creativity, design, art, music and above all: amazement and optimism are at the heart of an inspiring route for young and old for a month. Completely coronaproof, of course.

From 15 October to 15 November, the creative festival for amazement WONDER occupies the city centre of Kortrijk. At 12 different locations in the city, the doors will open for young design talent, architecture, art installations, concerts, workshops and innovative projects in a programme in which every lover of creativity – in the broadest sense of the word – can find his or her liking.

A selection of the richly filled programme

Designregio Kortrijk is showing the Belgian designers of tomorrow in the exhibition ‘We Are the Next Generation’. Together with the magazines Knack Weekend and Le Vif Weekend, the Biennale Interieur has chosen a new Designer of the Year for the fifteenth time in a row. HOWEST puts fifteen years of Industrial Product Design in the spotlight in its new campus The Penta, designed by the German architect Thomas Rau.  In the angular, state-of-the-art building “The Level”, the internationally renowned Digital Arts and Entertainment programme presents a presentation of its 15th anniversary.

The Circular Travelling Experience Lab in Hangar K is an itinerant paper-based lab that shows the many possibilities of honeycomb cardboard as an eco-material in all its variations and fields of application.

Leiedal comes with an impressive retrospective exhibition in the Budafabriek about 20 years of architecture in public commission.

Wilde Westen will perform special concerts at various locations, including sounding names such as An Pierlé and Sohnarr. The impressive Sohnarr Sjel stands in the garden of Broelkaai 6. The museum Texture lets you discover the work of the internationally renowned textile artist Klaas Rommelaere.

Arts centre BUDA and Vormingplus present a Kortrijk version of Ecopolis for those committed to a sustainable future. Budascoop provides an adapted children’s programme.


Discover the selected retailers from the Commerce design project and visit the city’s creative hotspots with the new version of the Kortrijk Creative City Tour.

From the Budafabriek and the Interieurhuis to BK6 and the lowered Leieboorden. WONDER runs for a month at various locations in the city centre of Kortrijk. Most of them can be visited free of charge, workshops will be on registration.



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