Ruins, Regeneration & Dinner

Ruins / Regeneration
A Dinner & Discussion with HOTEL CHARLEROI
Tuesday 3 February, 7-9pm
Free, 10 spaces available on a first-come-first-serve basis

Join us for an evening of discussion around landscapes, planning, strategy, ownership, adhocism and the role of art in post-industrial cities.

HOTEL CHARLEROI will make a short presentation on their work and some recent projects and then Eastside Projects will make a series of provocations to spark informal conversation over dinner. This is a great opportunity for those who are interested in public art and planning to talk with other interested and interesting people. To sign up for this free event email:

After an initial meeting at Brussels Art Fair, where HOTEL CHARLEROI had a not-for-profit stand, Eastside Projects has invited them to consider undertaking a project in Birmingham. As a productive next step, HOTEL CHARLEROI will spend time in both Birmingham and co-present an event at Primary with Eastside Projects as part of the Paravent – Conversations programme, reflecting on where this collaboration might go next. For more information on this event visit:

HOTEL CHARLEROI is a research project initiated by Adrien Tirtiaux, Antoine Turillon and Hannes Zebedin in 2009 through artist residencies and exhibitions in Charleroi. Located 60km south from Brussels, Charleroi is a decaying industrial town with all associated symptoms – high unemployment, rising crime, corruption affairs, etc. In response we organise sleeping facilities in Charleroi and invite artists and other professionals for informal residencies. We propose that residents use the city as a studio or laboratory for research and artistic interventions, and ask them to question the meaning of arriving as a guest in a city in terms of contemporary art production. The physical location of HOTEL CHARLEROI changes every year, so do the local institutions with whom we collaborate and the topics on which we focus. We understand our non-institutional status as an advantage to create a dynamic platform, able to adapt itself to every occasion it encounters.