Where/ who

8:30 > 9:00:
registration of participants, coffee

Corda Campus

9:00 > 9.20

Joost Venken, Deputy Mayor City of Hasselt

Introduction and presenting ECOWAS




Hilde Claes, Mayor of Hasselt

Welcome in upcycling @ Hasselt


9.20 > 10.55

Koen Vanmechelen, godfather of the project CREAZI and conceptual artist

The beginning and the future of Creazi.


Danny Wille or Jorn Verbeek (tbc), General Director OVAM:

Switch from waste- to material management


Erwin Hermans, director/coordinator OKAZI, CREAZI, Springplank:

Presenting the organisations/projects

Material matchmaking


Benjamin Rose, Director of Operations , NYC Centre for Materials Reuse (CMR, USA)

Presenting CMR

The importance of education, training of teachers. Recommended methods and materials, …


Q&A / reflections

11.00 > 11.30

Coffee break

11:30 > 13.00

Hugo Wanner,
François Jacobs,
CCIA coördinator and SoNantes,
Jacques Stern, Directeur Général Credit Municipal de Nantes

Awarding smart and environmental friendly behaviour.


Carina Bischof, Upcycling Fashion Store Berlin (Germany)

Upcycling – fashion, importance of design.

Presentation of the Berlin project


Marie Omerain Blomqvist (tbc), Mölndal (Sweden

Mölndals way of working

Stimulate NGO's to help reducing waste and stimulating upcycling


Q&A / reflections

13.00 > 14.00

Lunch / networking

14.00 > 17.45

Design meets Upcycling

Evy Puelinckx ‘Minister of Upcycling’,

Stimulating (smart) creativity.

Framing the afternoon activity /portfolio view


Hilde Pootemans, Environmental office Hasselt and president of CREAZI

Everyone is a designer, see the results/exhibition of CREAZI.

On the search for more and better ...


Wanna Spiridonidou, Arbedsförmedlingen Sweden.

Designers (international) in the spotlights.


Portfolio views 15 selected designers

Introductions / reflections by Evy Puelinckx


Contact moment with the designers

18.00 > 21.00


Opening of the exhibition ‘Fabric for thought’, followed by reception


Hilde Pootemans, President of CREAZI

How it all started


Erwin Hermans, Director of CREAZI and more ...

But we want more....


Joost Venken, Deputy Mayor Hasselt

Opening words


Visiting the exhibition and reception.


An initiative of Creazi powered by The City of Hasselt