Dance & Design

Dan, founder of Living Design Process from Australia and I are speaking about empty houses in the countryside and how performance art speaks to spontaneous design processes. In our conversation we are strolling through the landscapes of our recent experiences and touch on the conundrum of empty yet unavailable houses in Balaguier and the question how to enliven rural abandoned areas. Coul ...

Landscapes and Mindscapes

Mapping forest Time to time our neighbor Sebastian disappears for weeks into the forest, to come back to the village with a computer file full of lines, dots and colors. His work is to map forest areas for trail running clubs. As I begin researching on the forming of landscapes, I decided to accompany him for two days and explored how his mapping tells me something about landscapes of land and ...

Living Design

An experiment between Bahrain, Australia and France. I am curious how to work with land as a form of dialogue, beginning from listening. In the village of Balaguier, I live with friends and neighbors who work with land in different manners: as farmers, gardeners and tenders of the wild. Next to this local crew, I am currently in touch with Ahmed Buassalay from Bahrain and Dan Pal ...

Dialogue with Place

We invite you to explore together practices of listening to and engaging fully with a place (the land, its people and biotic life) in order to truly participate in the thriving of life for all living and non-living beings. Lierlou and the Village is part of an inquiry group of practitioners living around the world, asking: How can dialogue with place shape our participatory action? A ...

World-making through unintended collaborations

A poplar forest is growing on Lierlou 14 - 04 - 2020 When I stepped onto Lierlou for the first time last summer, I remember the overwhelming welcome of a million of thorny brambles. Initially it was impossible to walk there without being covered in bites and scratches. It took two weeks until I made the way through the dense vegetation at the end of the terrain which falls majestically into ...