A-Z nights – a series of undisciplined talks

An assemblage of hands-on inspiration, out-of-the-box talks and remarkable speakers who will overwhelm the stage with idiosyncratic perspectives. You can expect night’s full of insights on the artistic practice of the future. For & by makers, thinkers and students from the creative industry.

A-Z night #7: Future of Work

09.10.2018 at 7:30 PM

The meaning of work is under pressure due to technological innovations such as digitalisation, robotisation and developments in the area of AI (Artificial Intelligence). Add the geopolitical developments and free market principles to this, and there are enough ingredients to see how daily working life is subject to change. What does this mean for artists and designers? What are the new frameworks to which we can relate and what potential roles are set aside for them? That’s the theme of A-Z night #7.

Ottonie von Roeder
Katia Truijen
Silvio Lorusso

A-Z night #8: Narratives on Migration

06.11.2018 at 7:30 PM

Ever since the migrant crisis went viral in the media in 2015, 1.5 million people arrived in Europe, looking for a new home. During this A-Z Night we invite (image)makers that use ‘narrative’ in their work to make the challenges of immigration tangible. What story do you tell in what way to shed a light on this contemporary theme?

Emma Ribbens
Sahim Omar Kalifa
Merve Bedir


De Nieuwe Zaal
Maastrichterstraat 96
3500 Hasselt (B)

Entrance via the café.

Doors open at 7 PM / A-Z night starts at 7.30 PM


9 euro:
6 euro: student or teacher cart

Price includes 1 free drink at the café De Nieuwe Zaal.
Tickets can be bought online or at the counter of Z33, Zuivelmarkt 33 in Hasselt. Open from 9 am-12 pm and 1.30 pm – 5 pm

A-Z host: Katharina Smets

Katharina Smets is an independent radiomaker and works for among others VRT, VPRO and BBC. She is working on a doctorate in the arts concerning the audio narrative and develops a.o. live performances and podcasts. Searching for stern stories and sharp insights she will guide you through the A-Z nights.

Illustrator Wide Vercnocke

Wide Vercnocke guarantees a visual report of every night. Live on stage he captures explicit statements and principles in ingenious images. Wide works as a freelance illustrator for among others Knack Focus and Agenda. He published the novels Mijn Muze ligt in de Zetel and Wildvlees in which he connects apparent everyday activities to something bigger.

Report in words and images

Every night will be captured in both words and images. Noortje De la haye and Willem Kissembeek will, together with students of PXL-MAD, create a printed essay of images you receive as soon as you leave the room after the conclusion of the program. Jozefien van Beek will write a reflexive text in response to the discussion of the night.