June 2021 - May 2022

April

The Capitalithothèque is a work in progress that attempts to develop ’perforalithic’ practices, chipping away at ubiquitous turbo capitalism. In its current form, Capitalithothèque is a collection of mineral debris sourced from various financial institutions in Brussels.
The presentation in the (...)

May

Testing 2, 1, 4. test. test.
Radio Implicancies is back with eight weekly self-hosted broadcasts developed for and with XPUB, Piet Zwart Media Design Master in Rotterdam; Thursdays from 16:00-17:00.
Radio Implicancies emits the signals of changing constellations, bringing forth different (...)

June

The CC4r articulates conditions for re-using authored materials. It is inspired by the principles of Free Culture but tries to respond to a growing discomfort with licenses that remain bound to the idea of authorship as ownership and which rely on an universalist approach to openness. The CC4r (...)

A cartographic installation by the collective Technopolice will be hosted in Constant’s window.
Opening: Wednesday June the 30th, 2021 at 18:00
The deployment of "Smart city" (security) tools aiming at controlling, monitoring, classifying, punishing in order to orient and regulate behaviors (...)

July

As of 1 July 2021, Constant discontinues it’s membership of the Free Software Foundation.
This withdrawal does not change Constant’s continued commitment to software released under conditions that invite users to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve.
With many others, Constant was (...)

Z33 and Constant are very happy to announce the launch of the collective publication of Alchorisma. The result is an online platform designed by Dorian and Gijs from Open Source Publishing.
The launch will happen online July 1 19:30-21 CEST, on this platform: (...)

The documentation of Unbound Libraries is there!
Unbound Libraries was a worksession that happened in June 2020. It was the first worksession of Constant entirely online as covid had made its entry into our realities. For this documentation, we decided to invite 4 participants of the (...)

Bureaucracktic Bedtime Stories is a collection of contributions in many media that originate from the worksession Bureaucracksy. To be published in September 2021.

September

It’s hard not to notice them, cameras are everywhere!
In the streets, in the offices, in the lobbies, in the stores...
How did this surveillance method develop until it became omnipresent? What budgets are allocated to it? With what objectives or justifications? How are they distributed in (...)

MARCH is a journal of art & strategy that embraces publishing as an act of protest to address the critical social and political issues of our time.
MARCH launches their first long term inquiry, Publishing As Protocol, which aims to explore the relationship between self-organizational (...)

Opening: Thursday 23 September 2021 18:00 > 22:00 @ Constant
LATOS, SLATO, OTLAS and TALOS are among the names from which a group of researchers (Ayoh Kré, Lionel Maes, Deborah Levy & Antoine Wang) operate. What they have in common is that their privileged fields of study are made up of a (...)

October

What we learn and how we learn are closely related. Now that digital learning seems to have become a new norm, it is important to be able to read and understand the digital tools that we use and allow artistic knowledge to play a role in this.
This collaboration with KASK, School of Arts in (...)

November

With: Constant + Nubo Languages: EN / FR / NL (to be defined on site)
In the framework of the SOTA fair arts Almanac 2022
This session interrogates the ethics of the digital devices, the services, platforms and softwares which we use as artists, designers, organisers and people working (...)

A workshop - discussion with the artists around the installation Talking Network by LATOS showed currently in the window of Constant.
Thursday 18 - 11 - 2021 14:00 > 17:00
Room Calcutta @ Pianofabriek, rue du Fortstraat 35, 1060 St-Gilles | Sint-Gillis
Limited number of places. Please book (...)

Is it possible for algorithms to read a poetic story in an archive of news articles on digital surveillance, updated daily by the same person for fifteen years? Can algorithms read a similar story in the texts of a database as that which is told by its creator?
The members of the collective (...)

Constant was invited to participate to the project Teaching the Radical Catalogue: A syllabus. The initiators of the project Eva Weinmayr and Lucie Kolb aim at developing a syllabus for the study of cultures of searching and finding in libraries of the global North.
Femke Snelting and Elodie (...)

Constant is in Transmediale’s Almanac for Refusal!
Elodie Mugrefya was invited to contribute to the last cycle of the Almanac for Refusal, part of the now year-long Transmediale Festival. This work is a continuation of the research started within Constant_V under the title How does it matter (...)

A wintery collection of on-line pages. Warps invite you to navigate to and through documentation, media and notes. Wefts are thematic constellations that establish relationships between different projects in the Constant Galaxy.
The wefts and warps introduce a specific way of writing, (...)

December

With: Agustin Ramos Anzorena, Diego Valverde, Isabel Paehr & Ren Loren Britton
About the Workshop: Talk about a time when you consented to something and that experience of expressing consent made you really glad to have done it.
This DIWO (Do it With Others) workshop will explore consent (...)

An installation of projects and performances
Opening: 16/12 18:00 - 22:00
Places are limited, please reserve a slot here: https://minifi.ca/unfolding Masks are madatory.
Down Dwars Delà is a trio of words from English, Dutch and French. These aren’t translations but instead position(ing) (...)

January 2022

The workshop will focus on how the poetic installation - still on show in the window of Constant - was created. We will look into the code, the database and we will propose to create new versions based on the same corpus.
Expect a massive amount of texts on big data and surveillance, Python (...)

MARCH invites Constant to publish a series of 6 articles from January till June 2022 in the context of the journal’s first long term inquiry Publishing As Protocol, which aims to explore the relationship between self-organizational models and technological sovereignty.
Publishing As Protocol (...)

February

Nubo is a Belgian cooperative with respect for privacy. Founded by a team of free and open source representatives, the coop provides email and cloud subscriptions to empower users to break free from GAFAM’s spell and take back control of their digital lives.
To celebrate the launch of an (...)

Constant is looking for interns (m/x/f) all year round
The intern will have the opportunity to participate in the everyday life of the organization and gain an overview of its functioning. He/she will learn to handle different working tools (software related, organizational, knowledge (...)