Yes, it's that time of the year again. We invited a bunch of creatives, artists and writers from all over Europe to Discover Antwerp Through Experience. Welcome to D.A.T.E. 2018.
D.A.T.E. is back for the fourth time in a row, from June 18 until June 23. After last year's amazing edition, we decided to take things a bit further.
Everybody knows that when it comes to living or travelling, Antwerp has become a global favorite. Friendly faces, a creative vibe and people who are always striving to innovate are what make this city tick.
During our 6-day creative bootcamp called D.A.T.E. (Discover Antwerp Through Experience) a selection of international artists, photographers, designers, bloggers and makers get the opportunity to discover the city and its creative scene - off the beatn path.
Think private museum and gallery visits, workshops, bike rides, meetings with local talent, new food concepts and brainstorms with local entrepreneurs. We set up a busy and inspiring program, for a unique date.
D.A.T.E. is not just a way of putting Antwerp on the map as a creative, innovatice city. It's also a great way for us to bring foreign creatives together with our local scene. Since the very first edition of D.A.T.E., we've been building a very diverse creative community. Something we'll keep on doing this year as well.
That's why Birdy Ben (Paris), Tony Skeor (Kyiv), Mimo Mali (Berlin) and Dimitris Ladopoulos (Athens) were invited to create brand new art work for This is Antwerp. All inspired by the city-wide festival Antwerp Baroque 2018.
The rest of the group is a combination of writers and bloggers, eager to discover the city's newest nooks and people and to share them with the world. This year, Stefania Guglielmi (Bologna), Sarah Peguine (Tel Aviv), Angel Trinidad (Amsterdam), Local's Lore's Réka and Adrienn (Budapest) and Maximilian Prag (Vienna) will report their best finds in terms of food, art, architecture, design and fashion.
Text by This is Antwerp
Pics by Tony Skeor, Mimo Mali, Dimitris Ladopoulos, Birdy Ben & Kastaar for This is Antwerp