Bruges Triennial 2018: Liquid City | Vloeibare Stad reaches back to the theme of 2015, which was a reflection on the city as a megapolis. This time, however, it takes a step further: how flexible, liquid and resilient can a historic city like Bruges be in an age when nothing seems to be certain any longer?
This world is changing rapidly. Established ways of thinking and forms of life are under pressure. What does the future hold?
The Bruges Triennial invited international artists and architects to think about these questions. Many of them sought inspiration for their work in the role of liquidity in the city that is literally criss-crossed and surrounded by water. The waterways that once earned Bruges its international renown, become a metaphor for Liquid City. Fifteen works of art, installations and meeting places have been put up in the city centre. They form a hospitable route that brings people together in unexpected spots. That is indeed one of the objectives of the Bruges Triennial 2018: generating encounters, challenging people not only to view the artworks but also to experience them and to become part of the creative process.