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Apply now to join The Unthinkable Experiment 2024 Chapter Future Garden

Application for the fourth chapter of The Unthinkable Experiment, themed 'Future Garden' is open! The project invites 24 young people between the ages of 18 and 28 to participate in a knowledge experiment in LABIOMISTA's LaMouseion, trying to imagine the unthinkable. The Unthinkable Experiment specifically addresses young people; locally and internationally. Inspired by the untamed environment of LABIOMISTA, they take up the challenge to imagine the future together, to look for the diversity and freshness of new knowledge.

Chapter Future Garden Every year, 24 young people take on the challenge of imagining the future together, across borders, away from preconceived ideas and cherished beliefs. Inspired by the work of artist Koen Vanmechelen and the environment of LABIOMISTA, they think out new perspectives and ideas. Their sounding board: a transdisciplinary group of renowned artists and scientists and an inspiring Pythia. Together, they build the library of the future.

  • Who? 24 young people, ages 18 to 28 

  • Language? main language English

  • Where? LABIOMISTA in Genk, with a 48h excursion in Brussels and Genk (BE)

  • When? 10 days in July. The program is divided into 2 sessions. Participants commit to take part in both sessions


The course consists of two sessions. During the first weeks of July, the participants come to LABIOMISTA in different groups over a three-day period. The unthinkable is explored in the three thinking boxes, titled LaMouseion, in Protected Paradise, the back part of the cultural park. On the border of the city and Hoge Kempen National Park, between the animals of today and ghosts of the past. Then a transdisciplinary team of experts get to work on their ideas. From 9th until 13th July, everyone comes together in the artist's studio, who transforms his studio into a workplace for the youngsters for one week. They also travel to Brussels for a day full of inspiration. The program culminates with a vernissage in Koen's studio, where the paricipants can show their work to friends and family.

Reagistration deadline: 25th May via

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The Unthinkable Experiment

Registration deadline 25 th May 2024

Age: 18-28 years

Participation is free



Studio Koen Vanmechelen

Marcel Habetslaan 50

3600 Genk

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