Horst festival announces music, art and architecture Lab series for 2020


Horst will host a series of workshops spanning music, art and architecture.

Belgium’s Horst festival has announced the programme for this year’s Lab series. Launched in 2019, the Labs cover music, art and architecture, inviting experts in each field to conduct workshops on a number of topics with young creatives.

This year, 75 applicants will have the chance to in engage with sessions on post-constructivism at the Architecture Lab, “art as an instigator for social cohesion, ecologic transformation, and decolonisation” at the Art Lab and a range of subjects at the Music Lab including “Dance music in the 2020s: navigating a crisis and building a better future” and “Let’s talk about cultural appropriation and whitewashing of music.” Speakers at this year’s Music Lab include DeForrest Brown Jr (Make Techno Black Again), DTM Funk, Nadine Artois (Pxssy Palace, Lesbiennale) and Matt Schulz (Unsound).

The Labs will take place from 1-9 August in Vilvoorde – Brussels and are hosted in partnership with Flanders university KU Leuven.

Applications are open now until midnight 12 July.