Ecopolis 2022

Multiple (hi)stories, Multiple futures

Multiple (hi)stories, Multiple futures
Multiple (hi)stories, Multiple futures

15.10.2022

“Thinking out of the box is exactly how the box thinks. We are the boxes we strive to out-think,” writes philosopher Bayo Akomolafe, speaker at the eighth edition of Ecopolis where artists, thinkers and doers break open our frames. Social, ecological and economic crises force us to think about a radically different way of living. Can unheard stories help us with that? Stories that link different generations, geographical areas that are far apart or ancient knowledge and technology. Can activism as a form of love take us further than doomsday thinking? "The world is not about to end; we are already living with a different world," Akomolafe continues. Ecopolis brings stories that depict an inclusive and sustainable future for this new world.

These are the first names on the programme: Omar Fassi Fehri, Chiara Tomalino, Dalilla Hermans, Bayo Akomolafe, Jumana Emil Abboud, Mihnea Tănăsescu, Olave Nduwanje, Eric Corijn, Apolline Vranken, Jérémy Désir-Weber, Jill Peeters, Enkidu Khaled and Joachim Robbrecht

•  Ecopolis is the annual rendezvous for those committed to a sustainable future. Ecopolis is diverse, international and interactive. The eighth edition starts in the afternoon and goes on until late in the evening. Expect walks, lectures, discussions between writers, academics and citizens, workshops, literature and documentaries. Kaaitheater has already invited makers Enkidu Khaled and Joachim Robbrecht to contribute their work on the impact of war on the climate. At the crossroads of performance and discourse, they will present stories from Iraq, Kenya, Ukraine... Last season Khaled and Robbrecht worked together on the project God 99, which premiered at Kaaitheater. 


presented by AB, Oikos & Kaaitheater