THE LAB was Carte Blanche’s major European Culture Capital 2017 project with young people. Over a period of 18 months, a series of workshops, investigations, mini-projects and performances took place, culminating in an EU collaboration – a site-specific performance installation made by an ensemble of young and professional artists in summer 2017.

Each workshop was a stand-alone process. At the same time, each workshop was an opportunity to become a part of the overall project and the development of an ensemble of young artists who co-created the final project in 2017.

THE LAB created an investigative, playful and poetic movement that made inquiries into the hidden values and potentials of our shared culture. The project was driven by fundamental questions such as: Who are we? What do we want to be? And how can we achieve that?


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