Launching an international residence for art, creation, innovation and foresight, in the Modernist house-cum-studio and gardens of sculptor and ceramicist Olivier Strebelle (1927-2017)
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— Sector benchmark.
— Creation of the legal framework.
— Analysis of the context.
— Setting up the Expert Committee for the selection of candidates.
— Creation of a charter of reception and community life.
— Phasing of the management of the premises for the conservation and preservation of the estate dedicated to the classification.
— Reception and follow-up of residents.
— Organization of events and guided tours to highlight the estate.
— Curation and organization of exhibitions of the residents' work.
Studiogarden Verrewinkel (aka SGV), is an unplugged artist-in-residency that provides creative people with an inspiring and stimulating experience. Established in November 2018 and launched in April 2019, SGV is a hideaway housed in the singular Modernist house-cum-studio, on the border between the Brussels municipality of Uccle and Linkebeek. This function fulfills Strebelle's wish of opening the house to creative people after his decease.
Foresight, art, design, literature, music, innovation professionals are welcomed via open call. Foresight and creativity are the twin activities of Studiogarden Verrewinkel, where innovation managers, anticipation and heritage professionals, artists and creative people voluntarily confine themselves for the time needed to develop thoughts and projects. Since 2021, Studiogarden Verrewinkel is a “white spot”, a place with no digital connectivity. SGV has also strong eco-credentials, adheres to the cradle-to-cradle principle, and uses specific products that have a zero or even a positive impact on the environment.
With Bernd Lüttgerding / Marion Dutoit
With Julia Stehling / Catherine Maria Chapel / Charlotte Delleur
With Cliff Chan / Quentin Carnaille / Étienne Fleury / Céline Gauthier
Bernd Lüttgerding, Poet and Writer — Julie Brunel, Heritage and Foresight Consultant, Studiogarden Verrewinkel Founder and Director — Julie Vandenbroucke, Founder and President at Arteconomy — Louise Renaud, Interior Designer, Visual Artist — Pascal Witmeur, Marketing Consultant — Pierre Bouchat, Art Historian (Ph.D.C. Certa-UCLouvain), Auction Art Appraiser, Founder at Stanley's auction — Sophie Roose, General Secretary & Coordinator at IACCCA, Director at Galerie de la Béraudière.
Adnan — Anas — Bilal — Emma — Hossein — Mohamed — Nacim — Sami — Yassine.
German Writer Bernd Lüttgerding (born in 1973, Peine, Germany, works and lives in Brussels) is the SGV co-initiator, member of the Artistic Committee, and a permanent resident. His stay allowed him to develop his writing and painting practice. Two of his poem collections have been published: Stäubungen (2017) and Der rote Fuchs (2019). His debut novel Gesang vor Türen appeared in the autumn of 2020. Lüttgerding's poetry and prose demonstrate a playful handling of language and classical form. His linguistic style is self-conscious; his themes mix humor and abysmal seriousness.
Market study and activation plan.
Legal, organizational, marketing and hospitality framework.
Open access policy.
Set up of Expert Committee for the selection of candidates.
Conservation and preservation plan management.
Fauna-flora-fungus program (synergistic).
Three-year program to rehabilitate the gardens.
Organization of events and guided tours.
Exhibitions of the residents' work curation.
Bozar and Artonov partnerships.
Reporting to the Board.
Leading diverse and multicultural team in complex environments.
Applying ESG policy.