︎event - pre-registration



We’re calling all young activists, entrepreneurs, designers and artists to take part in a one-week making summer school to explore the future of urban waterscapes in Kortrijk.

During the second week of September, 25 selected participants will ideate and prototype 5 interventions that will reflect on a sub-theme, each one held in collaboration with a social impact enterprise.



of September 2021

The summer school will be hosted by Bolwerk, in collaboration with Hangar K and the network of Kortrijk’s universities.

Through this hands-on educational experience, you will have the chance to explore different projectual methodologies, crafts and processes by working in a team with mixed expertise and thanks to the coaching sessions and keynotes of a team of experts.

We are looking for anyone under the age of 30 who would like to tackle social and environmental challenges with a team of like-minded people in a creative environment.
Throughout the week we’ll carry territorial research, ideate on possible interventions, prototype and test them, lastly, we’ll investigate their economical sustainability to make a long-lasting impact.






guest lecturers

Does it sound like you ?

You need to be between the ages of 18 and 30, studying or working. You could have a background in: environmental science, social science, art, business, design, innovation, architecture, ... the more diverse the better!

We’re looking for both local and international practitioners and we’ll make special arrangements for anyone traveling from far.

Are you in ?

If you’re interested in taking part in the summer school you can already pre-register through the Google Form linked below!

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Where ?
The participants  will enjoy the open space and atelier of Bolwerk, in the Eastern part of Kortrijk. Facing the waterfront, it’s the perfect location to reflect on the challenges that face Kortrijk’s waterscapes. 

Through some field trips you’ll have the opportunity to discover the West Flemish territory, visit partners’ facilities and immerse yourself in the subject matter.

Our partner academic institutions will grant access to their making facilities to all participants.

Public exhibition
The summer school will culminate in a festive event and an exhibition open to the public.


Day 01 - Team building
[Monday - afternoon only]
Welcome session & refreshments
Plenary sessions with experts
Creation of working groups
Team-building exercise

Day 02 - Research
Field trips
Research and conceptualisation
Creation of research outputs

Day 03 - Ideation
Presentation of the research
Ideation of final concept
First prototypes

Day 04 - Creation
Making of final outputs

Day 05 - Communicating
Preparation of communication materials
Exhibition setup
Final Presentation
Closing party

Day 06 - Open Exhibition

Presentation day open to the public

deadline for registration


of July 2021




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