The why of the how is important
Once upon a time, there was Le Pavillion, the last born of the KIKK asbl. Let us tell you how this exhibition centre dedicated to digital cultures lay down its suitcases at the Citadel of Namur.
KIKK, Namur and the world !
Born in 2011 in Namur, the KIKK asbl shakes up the ideas it receives regarding creativity and digital technologies through a festival, a co-working space with a glorious fablab, a platform for artistic production and, now, a permanent exhibition centre.
These projects have appealing names - the KIKK festival, the TRAKK, the KIKK artistic production platform and Le Pavillion - but above all, a great ambition: To make digital more accessible, more questioning, more inspiring.
Through these four projects, the asbl reconciles the national and the international, the initiated and the novices. In 2019, 25,000 people of more than 50 different nationalities made their way to Namur to attend the festival. At TRAKK, entrepreneurs find support with careful handling and the latest technology to come and play with elbow grease and test their project down to the smallest detail.
And finally, at Le Pavillon in 2021, more than 10,000 people discovered digital in another way than behind a smartphone screen via an extraordinary place hosting an exhibition, a game space, and a showcase of projects that straighten out the neurons and titillate the senses.
Le Pavillon, between digital culture and economy.
Before landing on the Namur soil, Le Pavillon was the symbol of Belgium at the universal exhibition in Milan. This creation by Patrick Genard, awarded for its eco-design, boldly complements the landscape of the Citadel.
Today, perched on its promontory, the Citadel wants to be the totem of a digital transformation. Le Pavillon collects the visions of those who question the present through digital technology. Its mission? Enabling anyone and everyone to take on the challenges of our time through initiation, discovery, and experimentation. For this purpose, Le Pavillon hosts exhibitions, performances, workshops and conferences on topics at the crossroads between art, science, and technology.
This year, Le Pavillon will be an integral part (and play partner) of the KIKK Festival. To be kept up to date with our upcoming news, this takes place on our social networks and in our newsletter.
And because we couldn't keep this magical place to ourselves, Le Pavillon can also be used for private functions. Reception, workshop, teambuilding, conference etc. Would you like to make this place part of your story? Contact us at: email@example.com
Dôme © Stokk Studio
Humans Machines © Stokk Studio
Playground © Stokk Studio.com
© Philippe Pireaux
Extérieur du Pavillon © Stéphane Gueulette