Jan Boelen
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Description

an Boelen graduated as Product Designer at the Media and Design Academy (KHLim) in Genk. He is the founder and artistic director of Z33 House for Contemporary Art in Hasselt, Belgium; head of the Master Department Social Design at the Design Academy Eindhoven; and chairman of the committee for Architecture and Design of the Flemish Community.

With the aim to create projects and exhibitions that encourage the visitor to take a different look at everyday objects, Boelen founded Z33 in 2002, creating a unique laboratory and meeting place for experiment and innovation, where one can visit groundbreaking exhibitions featuring contemporary art and design. At Z33, Boelen has created exhibitions with Raf Simons, Studio Makkink & Bey, John Körmeling, Thomas Lommée, Dunne & Raby, Marti Guixé, and Aldo Bakker, among others. Boelen and Z33 also organize projects in public space, and facilitated the 2012 Manifesta 9 in Belgium.


Lectures:

debate
flag Discussion
as panelist at  BIO 50: 24th Biennial of Design, Ljubljana,
together with: Zmago Novak (panelist), Matevž Čelik (panelist), Tina Pezdirc Nograšek (panelist), Marko Jaklič (panelist), Eva Perčič (panelist), Danijela Grgić (panelist), Julija Vardjan (moderator),
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  lecture
flag Possible futures
as author at  BIO 50: 24th Biennial of Design, Ljubljana,
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opening
flag Introduction
as author at  BIO 50: 24th Biennial of Design, Ljubljana,
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  debate
flag Hidden Crafts: What are we forgetting?
as moderator at  BIO 50: 24th Biennial of Design, Ljubljana,
together with: Miha Klinar (panelist), Thomas Traxler (panelist), Jasminka Ferček (panelist), Tulga Beyerle (panelist),
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opening
flag Opening and award ceremony
as presenter at  BIO 50: 24th Biennial of Design, Ljubljana,
together with: Saša J. Mächtig (presenter), Maja Vardjan (presenter), Cvetka Požar (presenter), Lilijana Madjar (presenter), Janez Škrabec (presenter), Matevž Čelik (organizer),
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  debate
flag Designing Everyday Life
as panelist at  BIO 50: 24th Biennial of Design, Ljubljana,
together with: Vera Sacchetti (moderator), Justin McGuirk (panelist), Alice Rawsthorn (panelist),
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introduction
flag Introduction of mentors
as author at  BIO 50: 24th Biennial of Design, Ljubljana,
together with: Maja Vardjan,
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  lecture
flag A Roadmap to a New Biennial of Design: 3, 2, 1 ... Test
as author at  BIO 50: 24th Biennial of Design, Ljubljana,
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opening
flag Introduction
as author at  BIO 50: 24th Biennial of Design, Ljubljana,
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  debate
flag Closing Discussion
as panelist at  MAO Architecture Conference: The Institutional Act, Ljubljana 2013,
together with: Beatrice Galilee (moderator), Marielsa Castro (panelist), Indy Johar (panelist), Eva Franch i Gilabert (panelist),
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lecture
flag Z33 House for Contemporary Art, Hasselt, Belgium
as author at  MAO Architecture Conference: The Institutional Act, Ljubljana 2013,
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