Constant projects

Initiated, co-produced or co-organised by Constant.

Mondothèque

Mondotheque is a platform for experiments with the legacy of the universalist and documentalist Paul Otlet: drawings, images, systems, ideas. The project is named after La Mondothèque, Otlet’s (...)

Iterations

In june / july 2016 we organise the second edition of Iterations, with the name I don’t know where this is going. For info on this, please read this article. Iterations is a travelling exhibition (...)

Parlez-vous Saint-Gillois ?

Parlez-vous Saint-Gillois? / Spreekt U Sint-Gillis? is an audio database composed of particular words hear in the neighborhood Bosnie in Saint-Gilles, Brussels. This project collects the words, (...)

Promiscuous pipelines

’Universalism is not rejected but particularized; what is needed is a new kind of articulation between the universal and the particular’ (Chantal Mouffe in: The Return of the political, 1993) (...)

GenderBlending

GenderBlending was a work session lasting from 11 till 22 November 2014 in Beursschouwburg, inviting body hackers, 3D theorists, game activists, queer designers and software feminists to (...)

Samedies

The workshop series “Samedies/Women & free software” brings together a diverse group of women to learn about building, maintaining or simply understanding a server. Organised in collaboration (...)

Urban(e)(istiques) Anomalie(ë)n Bru(x)(ss)el(le)(s)

A visual journey through particularities of public spaces in Brussels. Artist Peter Westenberg publishes observations of Brussels in the weblog Urban(e)(istiques) Anomalie(ën)(s) (...)

Public Domain Day

On the first of January new works enter into the public domain because their copyrights have expired. This means the works can be re-used in new works of art, they can be changed and (...)

DiVersions

DiVersions is inspired by the way versions are inscribed in daily software-practice, and explores how parallel to their conventional narrative of collaboration and consensus they can produce (...)

Open source video

Open Source Video is a collective laboratory for the production and distribution of open source based video. Every 6 weeks there is a meeting where experiences of montage, coding and web based (...)

Active Archives

Research and development of free software in collaboration with cultural institutions.

Cqrrelations

Cqrrelations was a work session lasting from 12 till 23 January 2015 in deBuren, inviting data travellers, writers, numbergeeks, programmers, artists, mathematicians, storytellers, and other (...)

Algolit

Algolit is a project of Constant, a workgroup around i-literature, free code and texts. The group was initiated in 2012 by Catherine Lenoble and An Mertens. Since then, the algoliterarian space (...)

Capacitor

The main theme of the Capacitor weblog is open hardware, opening up machines, building from scratch, prototyping with open platforms and tinkering. Through amongst others interviews with (...)

Yoogle!

Yoogle! is an online game that allows users to play with the parameters of the Web 2.0 economy, and to play in turn the role of the various actors of the market of personal data. documentation (...)

Objects in Common

Digital media channels have led to a rise in the distributed manufacture of customised objects. How is it possible to make the manufacture and design of these objects really accessible, beyond (...)

Constant_V

Constant_V is a series of small-scale installations in the window of the Constant office. These installations are sometimes accompanied by a workshop led by the artist(s) in order to focus not (...)

Constant Verlag

Constant Verlag is a repository of texts from the depth of the Constant Archives. Some of those texts were already available on line, others just saved on one of our harddrives; some written in (...)

adashboard (for fiction)

In a predigital area An Mertens would have been the type of author struggling with small cards in large drawers, trying to keep everything categorized alphabetically and with a 100 different (...)

Open Source Publishing

Open Source Publishing is a graphic design caravan that uses only Free Software tools. Closely affiliated with the Brussels based digital culture foundation Constant, OSP was created in 2006 as (...)

Archives

IPatchwork / E-report

Workshop series for girls on technology. For a long time girls and women could express themselves exclusively through domestic work, weaving, stitching, embroidery etc. ... Fortunately, those (...)

Digitales

The impact of technology transforms our daily lives, our relationship with our work, with communications and even with maternity. The economic, social and cultural issue of “mastering the new (...)

GenderArtNet

GenderArtNet is an experimental mapping project exploring the interrelation of gender, ethnicity, race, class and sexualities in contemporary Europe. GenderArtNet’s primary aim is to thematically (...)

Verbindingen / Jonctions

Annual multidisciplinary festival organised by Constant

Routes + Routines

Routes + Routines is a series of city walks; surprise visits to unexpected corners of Brussels. The project tests out various methods for diverting and changing routines, and as a result your (...)

Copy.cult

Copy.cult provides news and pointers towards various aspects of the culture of the copy.

La Langue Schaerbeekoise / De Schaarbeekse Taal

La Langue Schaerbeekoise gathers words and terms spoken by the many different people living in the Cage aux Ours neighborhood of Schaerbeek.

Cuisine Interne Keuken

Research and audio database on how cultural workers make a living Answering 17 questions around the ingredients and recipes of cultural work, many artists, organizers, cultural workers were (...)

De Taalpolitie

A group of Dutch youngsters investigate the word ‘allochthonous’ in video’s uploaded in this vlog. De Taalpolitie (The Language Police) is a project by Constant member Peter Westenberg developped (...)

Cyberfeminism

Hybrid and nomadic events, publications, thoughts in between working, training, academic and cultural places, practices and words.

LabtoLab

LABtoLAB is a network of media labs set up by 4 European organizations that are active in the field of new media: Constant, Kitchen Budapest (HU), Medialab-Prado, Madrid (ES), PiNG, Nantes (FR) (...)

Towards

Towards is a collection of subjective cartographic representations of Brussels connected to the creation of a collaborative tool for subjective cartography.

Hupomnemata

Weblog by Pierre de Jaeger featuring articles on comics books, généalogies, illustration, science/fiction and sounds.

Splinter Fields

Splinter Fields is an initiative of Brussels based organizations active within the fields of technological and media arts (Constant, FoAM, nadine and OKNO) to foster collaborative, agile and (...)

Situated

A blog focussing on the “situatedness” of cultural and academic literacy. This weblog is the convergence of two blogs I have been working on in the past. As a member of constant I started the (...)

Champagne

Nurse reports on sights and sounds

Constant Variable

Variable is the Free Libre Open Source Software Arts Lab that Constant ran between 2011 and 2014. Variable housed studios for artists, designer, techno-inventors, data-activists, cyber feminists, (...)

WVW

In this blog Wendy Van Wynsberghe investigates the potential of open source audio software.

Stitch And Split

Stitch and Split explores the joint, the interstices, between these two registers which might be considered opposed, science and fiction, and their reciprocal contamination. Science fiction as a (...)

Karaoke

People hear rhythms, tones, accents, voice volume, incorrect pronunciations, a laugh, a cough, background sounds. But the machine does not make any difference. She just orders words and sound (...)

Ellentriek

A collaboration between Pianofabriek, Ladda and Constant. A series of workshops investigating the relationship between art and electricity.

Monstre

Monstre is a weblog in which cameraman Sebastian Koepel collected experimental pictures, prints, tests and stills.

Linux Audio

Linux Audio was a series of meetings between radio- and audiomakers who atre interested in working with open source software for audio. Which free audioprogrammes are available for Linux users? (...)

Radia

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No Flash

For too long, net art has been associated with proprietary formats and traditional classifications. NoFlash is an effort to propagate the use of free software among artists, elaborate processes (...)

Libre Graphics Research Unit

The Libre Graphics Research Unit is a traveling lab where new ideas for creative tools are developed. Its diverse activities range from the practical to the theoretical via writing, research (...)

From Denmark

From november 23th to november 25th 2005, a workshop on Discourse Analysis was held by James Gee at the Centre for Discourse Studies in Aalborg (Denmark). Since a lot of the questions that will (...)

Deja vu

A blog in which photographer Laurent Thurin Nal published his early photographic works ranging from lively portraits and moving cityscapes to work for theater companies and film productions. To (...)

Stranding

About stranding Stranding brings together ideas and work around archives, hospitality and feminism. This project began in 2003 as an online workspace by Valerie Swain, (...)

Zennestraat 17 rue de la Senne

Ischa Tallieu and Jan Verbruggen invited arts organisations to develop programs for this private building. Until the end of 2009 the building will house a multitude of exhibitions, workspaces, (...)