A theatre play explaining the CoGhent project in front of the Box (photo credits: François Jégou)
This Sunday was the last day of the last of the three CoGhent Box installations in the city of Ghent: it's a party, a small celebration in a park in the Sluizeken-Tolhuis-Ham neighbourhood: a presentation of the project in the form of a theatre play that takes the Mayor to task, stalls that serve drinks and prepare "gestreken mastels", a speciality of the city, literally "ironed buns" with an iron to crush the bun and melt the sugar. ... an animation that is both fair and funny, echoing the Ghent Collections, the focus of the project!
SECOND GENERATION APPLICATION
And what's new on the CoGhent side?
In the CoGhent Box a new story is told about the district of Sluizeken-Tolhuis-Ham, making the Box more relevant to the people who live in the vicinity, in addition to being a "mini-museum" (as the inhabitants of Watersportbaan, the previous district where it was installed, called it) that makes the collections of the city's cultural institutions available to the neighbourhoods.