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


4. Hassling Hasselaar

Hassling Hasselaar explores the polemics of music in public space through the lens of street musicians from diverse backgrounds. Music, as a cultural expression, adds to the public life of cities. By irritating the existing functions of public spaces (inviting a diversity of musicians to busk), we try to show a happy city alternative to Hasselaars.

Music plays an important role in bringing life to public spaces and its people together. This is something that is missing in Hasselt. Under the framework of the Pop-up Cinema Festival, Hassling Hasselaar will invite a diversity of musicians to play music in an allocated spot of the city centre and show film interviews of these musicians.

Public space, as a highly contested space, entails that rules and regulations are implemented to control it. For a musician to busk in Hasselt, he/she needs to apply for a permit and run an audition. Rules and regulations regarding busking differ from city to city. Our films depict interviews of street musicians sharing their experience and knowledge on the polemics of music in public space. Interviews reveal the complex and multifaceted laws that are in place while questioning their legitimacy. 

︎ Film screening: Everyone Loves Ice Cream Festival

Virginia Lui, Gina Meyers

Film editor
Clara Braeckman

Film producers
Federica Sosta
Virginia Lui
Clara Braeckman

Music expert
Wannes Cuypers

Stephane Geulleaume
Alina Gerbatovschi
Ibrahim Amoud
Michael Houston
Basel Khalil
Liselotte Sels
Aster Froyen
Sohrab Jabbari
Gina Meyers

Emad Dawwd 
Reem Abudawoud
Jana Alaraj