The School invites 100 creative nomads to join for a 1 week residency in the city of Tongeren, Belgium. An alternative city is in the make, the abandoned military Ambiorix barracks form the perfect test space to rethink the city of today for the future. 1 Week, 3 actions.

  1. Think: What provides home to creative nomads?
  2. Make: Can a gate form an alternative invitation to enter a city?
  3. Play: How can we activate the other side of a city?


‘De Ambiorixkazerne’ is a location with lots of potential, also being protected by De Makelarij from the usual housing development. This can become a place for the community and the makers of the future city. A common and alternative city if you wish.

In this short track and explosive residency, we provide the basics, as if you would be camping, but indoors. Field beds, clean rooms and toilets, all like it was when the military used to live here not so long ago. Like with scouts, teams swap places and form the kitchen and its delicious breakfast and meals of the day, a circular working community for a week.

What to bring? Sleeping bag, pillow, towel and tooth brush. Backpack creatives are on the right place.

What does this residency provide? Material, groceries, elementary kitchen, field beds, power, wifi.

What does this residency serve? Learning process, network of 100 people in 1 week, workshops, talks, city explorations, exhibitions, performances, party, surrounded by city on one side and nature on the other

Application: send an email to with name, tel nr, disciplines, crafts and art experiences, last city you have lived + one answer to: What makes you a creative nomad?