Who are we?
A poetic, participatory summer of arts in Sint-Gillis & Vorst!
To find Park Poetik you don't have to look for it! It is a festival that seeks its audience in the public space: in the streets, on squares, in parks and in neighbourhoods of Forest and Saint-Gilles. Artists explore imagination and creativity in order to meet inhabitants.
A summer full of wonder awaits you! From 1 July to 28 August 2022, we spread poetry in the broadest sense of the word. Everything that can move you, that stimulates dialogue or creates wonder has its place in our programme.
This year's theme 'Drôles d'oiseaux & Vreemde Vogels' will bring a multitude of surprising interventions during this third edition. We will create several "nests" on squares and in parks in which artists and performers will spread their wings like strange birds to hatch artistic creations. We are also moving with "Spirale": parades that you are more likely to encounter by chance and in which you are invited to participate on the spot!
Park Poétik is a collaboration of Team Poétik, Gemeente Vorst, Gemeente Sint-Gillis, WIELS, Le BRASS Centre Culturel de Forest, GC Pianofabriek, GC Ten Weyngaert, CC Le Jacques Franck & all the Poétikizen.n.e.s.
Park Poétik: mediation & participation
With Park Poétik, we want to radically change the way we mediate the public! We no longer ask the public to come to us, but we go to the public where they are... in the streets, in the squares, in the neighbourhoods, ready to explore and develop the value of the encounter to the maximum!
To this end, we want to radically change our working methods towards more and more participative processes.
Our own ecosystem
For this we want to radically change our working methods towards more and more participatory processes. We are setting up a network of Dreamcatcheurs who together dream and create Park Poétik. This network is made up of artists, associations, volunteers, residents and cultural structures from both municipalities. These actors are organised into work cells according to the projects they want to create.
The role of Park Poétik is to coordinate this network in order to facilitate the realisation of the dreams and wishes of the inhabitants. Together with the multitude of partners, we want to rediscover the paths of possibility and coordinate them; we want to act as a facilitator and let organisations, artists and residents participate.
A little history
Since 2013, SuperVliegSuperMouche transformed the park of Forest every year for a weekend into a playful and poetic festival for thousands of visitors from young to old. Due to the covid-19 crisis, the 2020 festival was cancelled, but we turned the situation around and created Park Poétik! Enabling encounters, creating connections, generating humanity. Those were and remain our goals!