Art —
  1. OBI
  3. Deterrent Designs
  4. Dear Spartacus
  5. War on Cash
  6. Would you like to complain?
  7. Social Design Team

Applied Urbanism — 
  1. Invisible Social Dimensions
  2. 1st Urban Playground
  3. Das andere Möbel
  4. Hassling Hasselaar
  5. Still Only Human  
  6. Metabolism
  8. Eco Label
  9. Museum of Pacific Arts

Research — 
  1. Publications

Info —
  1. Virginia Lui is an artist, social designer and researcher. She holds an MA in Social Design and BA in Architecture. Lui’s works pivots between design – mostly for social innovation – public art and theory. She works in site-based performance, text, photography and drawing with the emphasis on artistic research. Much of her work can be categorised as Socially-engaged Art.
  2. Contact


2. 1st Urban Playground Festival

The 1st Urban Playground Festival was realised under the framework of the artist in residency The School with the idea and plan to make the neighbourhood around Sint-Jansplein playground in Hasselt a more happier and liveable space.

On 6th April, during the 1st Urban Playground Festival, we put the spotlight on Sint-Jansplein to show what is possible when artists, designers, local residents and the city collaborate to renew the neglected playground. 

Initiated by Virginia Lui with Serena Chalker and significant help from Hanne Keirse, Pablo Hannon and Yousra Rifi, the team created fortnightly meetings at the local Cafe Drossaerd together with neighbours and the neighbourhood manager from the city. Meetings took place during the months of Feburary up to April. Initially created to plan the 1st Urban Playground Festival, the community meetings grew into a platform for the neighbours to share their concerns, questions and plans for the future for the neighbourhood. These meetings were also attended by Wijg Manager Ilse Hoogemartens, and over the period approximately 25 individuals participated in the meetings.

︎ Publication: The School Creates an Urban Playground

Virginia Lui, Serena Chalker, Pablo Hannon, Hanna Keirse, Yousra Rifi, Deane Kolencikova, Iris van der Heijden, Ilse Jooken and all the neighbours of Sint Jansplein

Sint Jansplein | 6th April 2018 

Read Radio 2 article here 
Read Hbvl article here 
Watch TVL Limburg news on the festival here