Founded in 2011 in Namur, Belgium, KIKK is a non- profit association that promotes digital and creative cultures.
We create bridges between art, culture, science and technology through 4 major projects. First of all, the yearly KIKK festival, an event that has become well renowned on the international digital & creative scene.
Then, the KIKK is also a founding partner of TRAKK, the Creative Hub and Fab Lab of Namur, a space dedicated to cultural and creative industries as well as digital technologies.
The artistic production platform is also at the heart of KIKK’s activities. It feeds the other projects and especially the latest one; The Pavilion, a permanent exhibition space of 2.500 m2 nestled at the top of the Citadel of Namur.
The creative people that orbit the KIKK galaxy are working in a collaborative environment that favours openness, exchange and discovery. Our goals: to explore, question, experiment, compare, in cross-disciplinary way, the multiple uses of new technologies to prefigure the challenges of a world in motion.
TALES OF TOGETHERNESS
This 11th edition of KIKK festival delves into the concept of empathy, connections and our relationship to others, to human and non-human beings (for non-humans see Biotopia exhibition at Le Pavillon that will be accessible during the festival). With a focus on storytelling and dialogue, the festival explores how empathy can not only transform our personal relationships, but also help to address societal challenges. After more than two years of global pandemic and many moments of life shared online, it is important to look back, to analyze how these double lives between the physical and the virtual have come together. What happens when virtual spaces replace personal relationships and the physical world? Are they not a source of heightened loneliness, cutting off our senses from the essential connections of what defines us as human beings? How can new technologies bring us back to physical connections, a sense of belonging and connectedness with other beings and ourselves? This year’s KIKK festival will go back to what makes us humans, we will explore physical connections, the concept of presence and make use of all our senses to dive into our emotions and enlighten what brings us together.
The Kikk team
Watch the talks from previous editions
More about theKikk Festival
The KIKK Festival is an international festival of digital and creative cultures. Its interest lies in the artistic and economic implications of new technologies. The event gathers people of all backgrounds from all around the world. They are designers, scientists, makers, entrepreneurs, artists, architects, developers or musicians.
They come to KIKK to tell you their personal anecdotes, to share professional experiences and innovative ideas, to present an artwork, a project or a product. You return home full of inspiration with plenty of contacts and new passions.