Integrated 2015 is the fifth edition of the buzzing conference format organized by St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp. The event offers a platform for the compelling dialogue between art, design and society, and wallows therefore in the polemics of this discourse. It is a forum with a high festival factor at which speakers can compare their work, design processes, sources of inspiration and methodologies, leaving those present with a sense of ‘indigestion’ that can be interpreted as: ‘Well, I need to catch my breath, but at least I was there’.
Looking both forwards and backwards —cockeyed and visionary at the same time— the atypical and eclectic programming dares to take a controversial approach, making Integrated one of the leading art & design conferences in Europe.
The Blue Hall main programme (capacity 940 seats) consists of 8 x 40 minute lectures per day, interrupted by a mini conference-within-a-conference during lunch break.
Known as the legendary ‘YONN’ (Young Ones National Neographic), the above mentioned intermezzo offers 6 intriguing micro-lectures, innovative student performances, recent graduate projects and/or other visual mayhem per day.
A continuous installation of video art & performances is shown in the Music Studio (capacity 144 seats) while different media presentations and exhibitions are presented in other parts of the magnificent deSingel building.
The Blue lounge offers an informal lounge area, where speakers and participants can meet and have a drink and visit the extensive book stall run by Copyright, Belgium’s renowned art & architecture bookshop.