On Sunday, 11 September 2022, LABIOMISTA celebrates the power of children and young people with the fifth edition of the international children's rights festival 'Day of the Cosmogolem'. The Cosmogolem, the work of art with which Koen Vanmechelen reaches out to local communities worldwide in their pursuit of better children's rights, will be the central theme.
- Workshops philosophising with children in collaboration with the students of Social Readaptation Sciences UCCL College
- Share your ideas with young makers and thinkers in LaMouseion.
- Debate in cooperation with Philosophy school Doen! Thinking with Jean Paul Van Bendegem and Koen Vanmechelen (at 3 pm)
- Incl. visit to LABIOMISTA with audio tour (also for children)
- Street theatre, fun, games & local food & drinks on Nomadland
The proceeds of this fundraiser will go to the international projects of the Cosmogolem Vzw (currently projects in Sri Lanka, Guatemala, Uganda and Rwanda) and to the Genk project De Klas van Socrates of Campus O3.
10 am - 17 pm
The park remains open until 19 pm
Philosophising with children
Five mini-Cosmogolems next to an equal amount of artworks encourage children to reflect. Playfully, they share ideas and thoughts that are brewing between their ears and put them in the Cosmogolem.
Guided by students Social Readaptation Sciences of UCLL College and Doen! Denken! Filosofieschool
Cosmopolitan Culture Park
10 - 16h30
Debate: Philosophy and Art - A Plea for Imperfection and Diversity
With Koen Vanmechelen and Jean Paul Van Bendegem, two titans will speak about the challenges of our time. In their philosophy and art, they represent and articulate the critical spirit in order to make us think. Uninhibited, the artist and the philosopher are presented with questions that invite the audience to look differently, to think differently.
i.c.w. by Doen! Thinking! Philosophy School
with moderator Marnix Vanlangenaeker
The Battery - Studio Koen Vanmechelen
15 pm - 16.30h
Online registration is possible until Saturday September 10, 5 pm.
Does art have to be beautiful? During the workshop 'The world's ugliest painting', Tine Bos challenges children to make the world's ugliest painting, linked to a thorough philosophical discussion. During the Cosmogolem workshops, children will be able to formulate their answer to the central question 'What do you think? and to share their message with the Cosmogolem.
The ugliest painting in the world, led by Tine Bos.
Head of the Cosmogolem (in the park)
15 pm - 16.30 pm
Cosmogolem workshop, guided by Cosmogolem vzw
Head of the Cosmogolem (in the park)
10 am - 15 pm
In LaMouseion, the thinking boxes in the northern part of the site, three young thinkers and makers are ready to get creative with the young visitors: Genk based rapper and producer 'Chaz', the makers of the podcast series 'Wildernissen' and Genk children's author and journalist Lien Vande Kerkhof.
Thinking boxes LaMouseion (Protected Paradise)
Children author Lien Vande Kerkhof
Workshop 'The Zoo of Zwartelgoud'
Songwriter- producer Chaz
Workshop 'Write your own song'
On Nomadland the canopies of the colorful gypsy caravans are open for local food and drinks. Theater Muto will also place its circus wagon among the trees and present 'The Shortest Concert'. Entertainer filippo and the Campus O³ Play Bus will provide endless fun. Finally, also on Nomadland, one of the large wooden Cosmogolems will be ready to take the dreams and ideas of children into its heart.
Play Bus Campus O³ 11 - 14 pm
Theater Muto (The Shortest Concert) 13 - 18 pm
Entertainer filippo 13-18 pm
Lokale food and drinks Continuous
11 September 2022
10 am - 5 pm (the park remains open until 7 pm)
Nomadland until 20h30
Tickets: a ticket for LABIOMISTA on 11 September 2022 also grants access to Day of the Cosmogolem.
Order your tickets online
The debate is included in the price, but registration in advance is mandatory.
Register for the debate
The proceeds of the benefit go to the international projects of the Cosmogolem Vzw (with new projects in Sri Lanka, Guatemala, Uganda and Rwanda) and to the Genk project 'The Class of Socrates' of Campus O³.