2023

  • December 2022
  • Opening for the vitrine

  • January
  • Between 2 and 5 March 2023 Constant will collaborate with JV 24 and SpecXcraft on a winter symposium about "slow futures" called Cybioses – life in the future imperfect.
    The full open call can be read here: https://www.nsuweb.org/study-circles/circle-2-cybioses-life-in-the-future-imperfect/
    An

  • Constant is looking for interns (m/x/f) all year round

  • Opening installation: Thursday 26 January 2023 from 18:00 on Workshop: Sunday 5 March 2023 from 14:00 to 16:00
    rosa (they, them) is a feminist server that travels between different locations, providing a mobile infrastructure for learning, documentation, and experiments for the meetings (...)

  • February
  • The article Constant Padology focuses on an essential component of Constant’s tool-ecology, a simple piece of software that has permeated most activities and practices, from internal organization, to collective writing situations and publishing efforts: Etherpad.
    Constant’s Etherpad-lite (...)

  • March
  • In the framework of the symposium by Cybioses - Life in the Future Imperfect, which runs from 2nd-5th of March and delves into the thematic of slow futures, we organise a SPLINT game night at Au Jus on Friday 3rd of March. It is open to everyone who wants to play some speculative rounds about (...)

  • rosa (they, them) is a feminist server that travels between different locations, providing a mobile infrastructure for learning, documentation, and experiments for the meetings that happened during the A Traversal Network of Feminist Servers project. rosa is not only its constituting (...)

  • rosa (they, them) is a feminist server that travels between different locations, providing a mobile infrastructure for learning, documentation, and experiments for the meetings that happened during the A Traversal Network of Feminist Servers project. rosa is not only its constituting (...)

  • rosa (they, them) is a feminist server that travels between different locations, providing a mobile infrastructure for learning, documentation, and experiments for the meetings that happened during the A Traversal Network of Feminist Servers project. rosa is not only its constituting (...)

  • >> If you want to participate, please send an e-mail to: info@constantvzw.org with the subject title "rosa, March 5th".

  • Constant joins the International Trans*feminist Digital Depletion Strike and invites the students of the Digital Design master’s programme at erg to occupy the vitrine in Rue du Fort.
    On 8th March 2023, the International Trans*feminist Digital Depletion Strike calls for a day of action (...)

  • Is it still possible to make websites that look like us?
    During the round table with members of Open Source Publishing, Speculoos, Variable and Atelier Cartographique, several designers and developers from Brussels will try to unfold their experiences towards singular practices and designs. (...)

  • What do electromagnetic waves, urban infrastructures and legal zones sound like?
    The Techno-Cul-de-Sac worksession took place in the end of November 2022 and investigated the city as a woven fabric of territories of inclusion and exclusion, of availabilities and scarcities, of obligations (...)

  • Martino Morandi and Elodie Mugrefya are invited to contribute to the research program Digital Library at the Beaux-Arts de Paris.
    Proposed by a group of artists, curators, activists and researchers, the Digital Library workshop aims to reflect on digital space as future memory and epicentre (...)

  • April
  • Constant starts a series of artistic commissions in the framework of its 5-years research programme called SPLINT: "Speculative, Libre, Intersectional Technologies". This year’s topic revolves around the broad spectrum of Techno-disobedience.
    With this first call, Constant is looking for (...)

  • !!! LAST DAYS TO APPLY! DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 4 MAY 2023 !!!
    This is an open call for the worksession Techno-disobedience
    This worksession looks at techniques of disobedience as a means to question and resist the paradigm of an all-controlling and regulating technology.
    If civil (...)

  • May
  • A Traversal Network of Feminist Servers (ATNOFS) was a collaborative project formed around intersectional, feminist, ecological servers whose communities travelled between each other in 2022 to share and extend their knowledges through live gatherings. ATNOFS argued that such platforms and (...)

  • Round table with Remy Farge (LDH - Ligue des droits humains), Peggy Pierrot (Tactic), Chloe Berthelemy (EDRi - European Digital Rights) and Corentin (Technopolice)
    Recently, a data leak revealed the use by the Belgian police of Clearview AI’s facial recognition software. This controversial (...)

  • Hackers & Designers and Constant invite you to join us for a three-day workshop in our studio in Koekelberg, taking place on 15, 16 and 17 September 2023.
    Generations after the eruption of the Volcano, three communities meet around the discovery of a mysterious mineral: the Dust. (...)

  • Most contemporary electronics devices which are built today have small to very small components, called SMD (surface-mounted device) components. In 2019, 83% of broken devices and other electronic waste is shipped to the global south without any form of environmental processing, limiting the (...)

  • June
  • In the framework of this year theme, Techno-disobedience, Constant is pleased to support the collective Cypher Sex in their work on a Manual for Collective Digital Self-Defense Guides. This support is brought within the framework of the commission call launched at the beginning of the year (...)

  • Opening: Thursday 1 June 2023 from 17:30 on Workshop: Saturday 24 June 2023 from 11:00 to 17:00
    The Fear Healing Bowls are part of the arts of protection in Islamic tradition, practiced in different cultures across time. Through many layers such as written prayers, ornamental elements (...)

  • Join us during a collective jamming jammers* session! It will be the opportunity to discuss, discover, enjoy exchanges with the group of participants at the worksession Techno-Disobedience, which took place during the previous week. In the garden of our studio, we’ll be informally sharing (...)

  • Founded some twenty years ago, Framasoft has made a major contribution to raising the profile of free software in France and the French-speaking world, initially through its free software directory, but also by making numerous online services available to the public. Among the best-known are (...)

  • During these workshops, we will propose to set up and document ways of producing and broadcasting radio programmes or video recordings with free software outside the GAFAM platforms. We will also take the time to learn about different tools, in particular Peertube, and to see how structures (...)

  • During these workshops, we will propose to set up and document ways of producing and broadcasting radio programmes or video recordings with free software outside the GAFAM platforms. We will also take the time to learn about different tools, in particular Peertube, and to see how structures (...)

  • The Fear Healing Bowls are part of the arts of protection in Islamic tradition, practiced in different cultures across time. Through many layers such as written prayers, ornamental elements representing beauty and locality, symbols of Divinity, craft knowledge(s), water and sound: this bowl is (...)

  • The students of the first year of the XPUB master course of the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam will be sharing the outcomes of the TTY trimester, a.k.a Special Issue 21, guest edited by Martino Morandi and Constant.
    This contribution will be part of the yearly graduation show in WORM, (...)

  • July
  • This is an open call for participation in the second worksession around the theme of techno-disobedience, which will take place from the 23 to the 28th of October 2023 in Graz (Austria) at esc medien kunst labor.
    This worksession zooms in on disobedient tactics as means for finding new (...)

  • September
  • On September the 11th we will be welcoming Nepthys Zwer, a radical feminist historian and cartographer. We’ll be looking at what a map is and discussing the issues surrounding cartography, its power and its social and political uses. In what way can a map serve power as well as struggles and (...)

  • Opening: Thursday 21 September 2023 from 18:00 on
    Generations after the eruption of the Volcano, three communities meet around the discovery of a mysterious mineral: the Dust. Essential source of energy, sacred healing powers, geological warning, what messages and hopes does the Dust carry? (...)

  • October
  • We are thrilled to introduce you to our latest publication for the Constant_V project. This catalogue offers a retrospective glimpse into the vitrines conceived from 2019 to 2022, showcasing the incredible work of various artists.
    If you are curious, feel free to reach out to us at (...)

  • A year after Elon Musk bought Twitter (now X) in 2022, more and more people and groups are looking for alternatives to the famous microblogging network, which has become the plaything of a billionaire with libertarian ideals and close ties to the far right. One of these alternatives is (...)

  • November
  • In the framework of the installation in the window of Constant, The Age of Dust, we organise a sharing moment in which some of the tools and strategies that were developed during its inspirational workshop will be re-activated. We’ll feel some sensors, sound, proximity, wetness, flame, light (...)

  • The Vitrine of Constant becomes for two months a public interface to address the ongoing struggle(s) to counter the depletion of community resources brought by BigHigh Tech Cloud corporations. ooooo resizes, relays and re-transmits hopefully + consensually, in transversal solidarity, the words (...)

  • Constant invites you to a moment of sharing and thinking together. We will discuss practices that arose during a collective research week around Techno-disobedience that was organised in collaboration with esc medien kunst labor in Graz, Austria in October: (...)

  • With the central position that commercial social media is gaining, Constant wanted to do a push to support federated social media and has re-activated its Mastodon account. The account is hosted on the Lurk server with the handle @constant.
    As we are an organisation that engages a lot with (...)

  • For all the duration of the installation "Reflecting in the Debris of High Tech" in the window of Constant, video and other streams will be shared via the systerserver peertube instance ( https://tube.systerserver.net ), a techno-feminist queer collective video-praxis platform!
    ALGO-RHYTHM, (...)

  • Moved by the intensification of the violence brought on Palestinian people by the state of Israel, and by the many mobilizations happening around us, Constant has reflected on different modes to engage with the current situation that could make our solidarity practical.
    We started from our (...)

  • For several months now, the asbl Tactic has been supporting higher education establishments in their transition to free and ethical tools for their digital infrastructure. To coincide with the publication of the next issue of the magazine Curseurs on the theme of ’education and digital (...)