Isolation Workshop


Young talent

Kapow, Ghent

In the summer of 2020 Livable® Platform organized a 5-day workshop on concept, design and visualization in Ghent

Together with designer Sep Verboom and photographer Aaron Lapeirre we are going to work on the perception of "Isolation". Can we take advantage of an Isolated situation? Can we create a dialogue between the environment and ourselves?

We reflect on contemporary social changes to develop a concept using a hands-on approach. After a short introduction, we explore different ways with rattan materials to get from concept to creation.

Parallel to creation is the aspect of visualization. How do we visualize this process? How do we visualize these interactions with the world around us?

These experiences are intended to support your creative process both in conceptual thinking and in terms of portfolio. You will be assisted throughout the process, you will think about the concept and how to visually present this concept in a coherent way.

The workshop was open to both students and recent graduates.

July 6 - 10
Kapow / Ghent


Sep Verboom

The Belgian creative Sep Verboom (1990) is at once designer and social entrepreneur, less concerned with the objectification of the result, more with the context in which it takes place.

‘Too often we measure success and profit in terms of economic values. What happened to the importance of people’s well-being and health of our environment?’

Through his Livable® platform, Verboom brings together partners as diverse as their geographies: from the Peruvian Amazon to Indonesia, and from local governments or commercial companies to NGO’s.

Verboom graduated with a degree in Industrial Design (HOWEST) and in Sustainable Development from (VIVES) both in Kortrijk (BE).

His collaborative approach has been internationally recognised, with numerous expositions and awards. In 2018 Sep Verboom won the Belgian Henry Van De Velde Award for Young Talent. In 2020 his commitment to socially engaged design earned him the prestigious title ‘Designer of the Year’ by Biennale Interieur.


Aaron Lapeirre

After graduating the visual arts master's program at KASK (School of Arts) in Ghent, I moved to Berlin to work on the Wall Sights series. Later, returning to Belgium, I  continued to make documentary photographic reports on various subjects. Sep and I collaborated several times, one of them was accompanying him to Peru for the Jiwi Project. We share the same values on sustainability, environmentalism and ecological awareness, which makes me a proud member of the LIVABLE platform.