Hugo Beersmans & Simon Allemeersch
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Honorary Administrator General Hugo Beersmans is a retired top official. Although, rest…he changed shoulders with the gun and is now an activist. The housing issue has not let go of him. He is a spokesperson for the Flemish Housing Association. In the housing case, numerous organisations brought a lawsuit in Strasbourg to have Flanders put on trial. Rents are skyrocketing, there is not enough social housing and many people are unable to live in a decent home.
He talks to theatre maker Simon Allemeersch, who uses a staged and DIY-like world to give substance to his cooperation with organisations that have no connection with the theatre. Since 2010, the social housing blocks of Rabot in Ghent and the entire Rabot neighbourhood have been a thread in his work, with a focus on the individual person and the larger social structures, architecture and landscape, and the personal fictions with which people can sustain their existence.
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