In 2018 it will be ten years ago since a group of European cultural organizations started Imagine 2020, a collaborative project on art & ecology. From raising awareness around climate change, the main focus shifted towards speculating about a sustainable future through artistic creations that allow alternative perspectives to emerge.
To celebrate this anniversary Imagine 2020 have invited Peter Van Bogaert on a Grand Tour, visiting artists selected by the different organizations. In the spring of 2018 he will visit ten artists in the places they live and work: Amsterdam, Antwerp, Hamburg, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Paris, Riga and Zagreb travelling by train and bike.
On the Grand Tour Blog he will be posting ideas, conversations, images gathered on the road. This will be working material for the book that will be published by Imagine 2020 in November 2018.
Peter gets off to a bumpy start in London:
My first stop on the Grand Tour is London. Traveling there is really easy. It’s only a five- minute ride with my bike to Brussels South station, where I check in for the Eurostar. A less than two-hour train ride will bring me to St Pancras, where I meet Michael Pinsky for lunch. Sounds like a perfectly smooth beginning. Except that my Eurostar is cancelled and I have to wait for the next Eurostar, leaving in one hour.
Find out what happens over on the blog: https://grandtour2020.wordpress.com/