Thursday, 25 April, 2024 up to and including Wednesday, 22 May, 2024 - 14:00 until 20:00
Pilar Expo

Triomflaan, VUB Entrance 6


Free entrance

Activities and organization

  • Vernissage: Wednesday April 24, 18:00
  • Location: Pilar Expo (First & Second Floor) - Triomflaan, VUB Entrance 6, 1050 Brussels
  • Entrance exhibition: Free
  • Opening hours: WEDโ€”SAT: 14:00โ€”20:00. Closed on May 1.
  • Side events : 
    May 17: Concert - Repetition/Erosion
    May 22: Talk - The Performance of Funga
  • Organized by Pilar x VUB Crosstalks, in collaboration with Kaaitheater as part of A Series of More-Than-Human Encounters. Curated by Sara Manente, Sรฉbastien Tripod and Deborah Robbiano, with contributions from the Research Group of Microbiology VUB.


Sara Manente studied dance and semiotics before coming to Brussels, where she works as an artist and researcher. Her projects start from the images and matter of living cultures and fungi in relation to performing arts. In different formats, she reflects on the possible contagion/transfer between pedagogy, research, performance and publication.

Deborah Robbiano is a multidisciplinary artist who works with found objects, both natural and man-made, to create vegetal sculptures, sets and installations. In her work, she lets chance encounters and the longevity of plants guide her process. Each element is abstracted from its original form and purpose. This shift allows her to celebrate the ephemerality in the many stages of vegetal transformation.

Sรฉbastien Tripod graduated from the Joint Masters in Architecture of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland and the Luca School of Arts in Ghent. He collaborates with various groups for projects in residence, advocating environmental and social ecology. Closely associated with the knowledge of craftsmanship, interested in traditional building techniques and the use of low technology, he works as an independent architect, based in Lausanne since 2018.

The world needs you

This initiative is part of the public programme of VUB: a programme for everyone who believes that scientific knowledge sharing, critical thinking and dialogue are an important first step to create impact in the world. 

As an Urban Engaged University, VUB aims to be a driver of change in the world. With our academic edcuational programmes and innovative research, we contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and to making a difference locally and globally.

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