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AEGIS Residencies

Asia-Europe Generalists in Sojourn (AEGIS) is a trans-local residency programme that focuses on encouraging collaborations between creative practitioners and cultural organisations from Asia and Europe, who address global cultural issues (such as adapting to climate change, loss of biodiversity, energy security, etc.) from a transdisciplinary perspective. The emergence of an open and diverse trans-local culture requires meaningful contacts and collaborations between creative practitioners across the globe. We particularly focus on supporting young generalists (people able to connect disciplines, such as art and science, ecology and technology) working on creating a holistic and resilient global culture.

The collaborative process of researching and creating a cultural work together with people from different regions and disciplines exposes our overlapping and complementary world-views. Asians and Europeans share a respect for deeply-rooted cultural traditions, while being at the forefront of technological and social innovations. These shared values can provide a common ground, from which we can explore our similarities and differences. This process is valuable for revealing both strengths and weaknesses of ingrained beliefs and habits, making all parties better equipped to address today’s global challenges. The primary outcome of the residencies are transdisciplinary experiments, such as design probes, documentation of performances, creative prototypes and interactive demonstrators. The results will be presented at FoAM’s research gatherings and workshops.

Residency Kiran Ganghadaran

Kiran was in AEGIS residency between January and February 2011 with his ongoing research, Project Decode. The research looks at the existence of geometrical ...

Family Residency Simpsons

FoAM’s family-in-residence for the Resilients is the Simpsons (Mark, Lea, Scarlet and Delilah), living at FoAM Brussels for two weeks in June and ...

Residency King Librero

During his two-week residency at FoAM Brussels in October 2011, King buried himself in the library, sifting through a range of books on green ...

Residency Bartaku

PhoEf is a research project exploring the essence, use and abuse of the photovoltaic effect - the conversion of light in electrical energy - in the ...

Family Residency Robaupair

In 2010 FoAM expanded its residency programme to include people of all ages. The first experiment was having a “Family in Residence” (FIR), welcoming ...

Residency Eisa Jocson

Eisa Jocson, an artist from the Philippines, explored the potential of pole dancing in questioning power relationships within the sexual, private and public realm ...