Listen while eating!
After Frankfurt, Berlin, Tokyo, Kanazawa, and Hong Kong, Brussels hosts McDonald’s Radio University between the 11th and the 20th of May. McDonald’s Radio University is a project happening in front of McDonald’s restaurants across the city, creating the occasion to learn from citizens in Brussels. It is a project in collaboration with ten new professors: people who moved to Belgium in recent years, or sometimes long ago, and are ready now to share their knowledge with you.
A life expert in unformal economy explains his surviving strategies in the city of Brussels and how he finds the resources to be more autonomous through squatting, food recovery and recycling.
Barry Mamaddou Lamarana
Place de la Bourse/Beursplein
12.05：Urban Studies (French)
13.05：Gender Studies (Dutch)
15.05：Cultural Studies (French)
16.05：Social anthropology (French)
17.05：Family Studies (French)
18.05：Cultural Anthropology (Dutch)
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Born in 1969. In 2002, he formed the theater company Port B in Tokyo, and since then has been producing installations, touring performances and social projects utilizing urban spaces as a way of engaging with cities and societies across the world. In recent years, collaboration with those from other fields including visual art, tourism, literature, architecture, urban researches, and education has seen the scope of his practice broadening further, and he has applied his theatrical thoughts and methodology to opening up new possibilities in a variety of fields.
Major works include “J Art Call Center” (Nagoya), “Our Songs - Sydney Kabuki Project” (Sydney), “McDonald’s Radio University” (Frankfurt, Berlin, Tokyo, Kanazawa, Hong Kong), “Wagner Project” (Yokohama, Frankfurt, Oita), “Heterotopia Project” (Tokyo, Taipei, Athens, Beirut, Abu Dhabi, Riga, Frankfurt/Bad Homburg), “Happy Island” (Tokyo, Munich), “Referendum Project” (Tokyo, Fukushima, Vienna, Berlin, Rotterdam etc.), “The Complete Manual of Evacuation” (Tokyo, Frankfurt) and “Compartment City” (Tokyo, Kyoto, Vienna). He has participated in major exhibitions, such as Yokohama Triennale (2014), Maison Hermès (2015, Tokyo), Roppongi Crossing (2016, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo), Sharjah Biennial (2017), Biennale of Sydney (2018), and Aichi Triennale (2019).
Concept, Direction: Akira Takayama
Professors: Kinda Almaaz, Mohammed Almafrachi, Hussein Alqawas, Abdelkader Amoura, Barry Mamaddou Lamarana, Mustapha Saad, Soniabyby Sona, Fabienne, Kevin Champt, Fouzia Sadala
Dramaturgy: Flore Herman
Assistant Direction, Production Management: Saki Tanaka
Coproduction: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, CIFAS - Centre international de Formation en Arts du Spectacle
In collaboration with: Cultureghem, DoucheFLUX, La Plateforme Citoyenne de l’Aide aux Réfugiés (BXL Refugees), Les Petits Riens
Thanks to: Radio Campus Bruxelles, Leslie Doumerc and Arthur Lacomme for their technical support
The project started in 2017 at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and across seven McDonald’s stores in Frankfurt, Germany.
McDonald’s Radio University is the project supported by the Friends of Kunstenfestival- desarts in 2020