PORTRAITS IN VACANCY
A series of portraits about artists and starters who hire workspace through vacancy management: the filling empty, abandoned buildings with new and creative blood. This way starters, pop-ups and all kinds of artist find their ways to buildings they could only dream of, at prices which allow to invest in their product and business.
Ben Storms is an extreme talented designer who currently specializes in furniture made out of rough building materials. This portrait was shot years ago, when he used vacancy manegement to set up his workshop.
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Another portrait in the series focusses on Unfold, a design company that is building a solid reputation in advanced 3D printing techniques. They too found their way to vakant property management and landed at The Mostaardfabriek. A beautiful site at the heart of Borgerhout, which uses to be the base-of-operations for Showtex, a company that creates theatre curtains and backdrops.