Simon Allemeersch / Lucinda Ra [BE]

Rabot 2

Rabot 2
Rabot 2

11.12 – 12.12.2020

‘How are you now?’ It is with this question that Rabot 2 begins. In 2010, Simon Allemeersch installed his workshop in one of the dilapidated social housing blocks in the Rabot neighbourhood in Ghent. They were slated for demolition and were rapidly emptying out. He turned the story of the workshop, the buildings and the inhabitants into the production Rabot 4-358.

Now he has made Rabot 2, in which Allemeersch looks up the people he collaborated with at the time. How are they doing? Starting from individual testimonials, he zooms out to a bigger story about private and public wealth. What wealth do we need to live a good life, and what can architecture, urban development and policy play?

• Simon Allemeersch is a theatermaker and doctoral student at Ghent University, and is a member of the semi-permanent collective Lucinda Ra. He previously presented De brievenschijver/Letter home (in cooperation with Globe Aroma) and Grondwerk by Lucinda Ra in the Kaaitheater programme.


concept & spel Simon Allemeersch | muziek Rudy Trouvé | productie Lucinda Ra | coproductie Vooruit, deSingel, Frascati, UGent, Het Bos & Cultuur District Antwerpen | met de steun van De Vlaamse Gemeenschap

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Simon Allemeersch / Lucinda Ra

Rabot 4-358

theatre

Rabot 4-358
Rabot 4-358

theatre

Sat 12.12.20

Rabot 4-358 is a documentary performance about the social residential towers of Ghent’s Rabot district and the workshop that existed there for 26 months. This workshop started as a personal initiative of Simon Allemeersch and Wannes Degelin. The performance tells their workshop's story. How come these buildings once had a very good reputation? Who came up with their absurd form? And why are the towers actually being demolished? A story from the inside about housing, economy, poverty and personal fictions.

Simon Allemeersch

Simon Allemeersch
Simon Allemeersch

The Question

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Wat is rijkdom eigenlijk?