Chapter The Future of Education*

*English only

Not to be didacted but to learn

Koen Vanmechelen
Artworks, installation view beneath The Battery – Studio Koen Vanmechelen, LABIOMISTA, Genk (BE) ® Koen Vanmechelen 2018, Photo by Kris Vervaeke

Re-imagine the future of education

Together with Hogeschool PXL and UHasselt, we invite you to join 9 others to embark on a process of mutual discovery and imagination, exchanging of ideas and co-creation of knowledge. An opportunity to meet others and work transdisciplinary on the way we learn for and in the future.

Join this unique experience. Be inspired by artist Koen Vanmechelen and the unique setting of LABIOMISTA. Take on the challenge to imagine the future of education, building on the ideas and proposals of your predecessors. Come think the Unthinkable. In the freedom of the arts. Empowered by the encounter with others.


September 30 - October 2, 2022

The Unthinkable Experiment – Chapter The Future of Education starts Friday, September 30 at 6 p.m. with a lecture by internationally recognized artist Koen Vanmechelen in The Battery, Vanmechelen’s studio at LABIOMISTA. We close off the week-end on Sunday, October 2nd at 5 p.m.



We submerge ourselves in LABIOMISTA, Vanmechelen’s evolving work of art on the mix of life in Genk. On Friday, the artist inspires us with an introduction to his work and an exclusive visit to his studio. Saturday and Sunday, we have the opportunity to work from the three large knowledge boxes of LaMouseion, inhabitable artworks integrated in LABIOMISTA’s Protected Paradise, the fertile zone between wilderness and civilization. On our radar: storks, Galloway cattle, and many other bird species that are drawn by the eye-catching, new breeding nests that were raised here.

Library of Collected Knowledge

The aim is to acquire new relevant insights for our common future, about how knowledge can be created, about how science, art and communities can feed and challenge each other, about how generations inspire and complement each other, about how existing systems can be supplemented by new models, about the ideas of the new generations. 

Your contributions and ideas will become part of the Library of Collected Knowlegde (L.O.C.K.) at LABIOMISTA and will be documented in a short video that will be published on various channels.


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The Future of Education - 2021/2022