Worth program

The WORTH Partnership Project creates and supports transnational collaborations between fashion designers, creatives, manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) and technology firms looking to develop design-driven and innovative products in the areas of Fashion/textile, Footwear, Furniture/home decoration, Leather/fur, Jewellery and Accessories. Koen actively promoted the first two calls for the program, helping to secure several of the 80…

WEAR Sustain

In 2017-2018, WEAR Sustain (Wearable technologists Engage with Artists for Responsible Innovation) ran as a Horizon 2020 research and innovation initiative to shift development of the wearables and e-textile landscape towards a more sustainable and ethical approach. WEAR Sustain fosters cross-disciplinary, cross-sectoral collaboration through the co-design and co-development of ethical, critical and aesthetic wearable technologies…

Baltan Laboratories

Since its foundation in 2008, Baltan Laboratories (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) initiates experimentation on the crossroads of art, design, science and technology, evoking inquisitive ideas and insights by bridging the gaps between disciplines. The lab functions as a collaborative mindset and network, connecting curious individuals and organisations. By placing art and design research at the core…

Ecosystem building

In an increasing number of cities, there is a vision and an urge to nurture the local creative ecosystems, often in combination with the development of physical creative hubs. Thanks to its wide and international network, Luscinus has acted as valued sparring partner for organizations such as De Krook (Ghent, Belgium), Vaartopia (Leuven, Belgium), Plan-B…