[re:gather] are monthly research gatherings at FoAM in Brussels. They are designed for FoAM’s collaborators and researchers in residence to present and discuss their work in progress, in an informal and inspiring setting. The gatherings are also open to researchers who are not involved with FoAM, but are working in similar fields. The research presentations tend to be short and visual, allowing enough time for questions and conversations. Some researchers opt for demonstrations, or take the opportunity to test prototypes and collect comments from their peers. The gatherings last for an afternoon, usually starting with lunch and ending with a sumptuous dinner and drinks.

If you are interested in participating in our research gatherings, send a message to info [at] fo.am with a subject ‘re:gather’.

related events

Research Gathering with Angelo Vermeulen

2008-10-31 18:00 Europe/Brussels
2008-10-31 21:00 Europe/Brussels

During this research gathering Angelo Vermeulen will present a round-up of Translucent Futures, a project he started at FoAM in June and continued at a residency at [nadine] in September and October, supported by the Guild for Reality Integrators and Generators. The meeting starts with a short introduction outlining the project’s main goals and research approach through mind-mapping, wiki-building and collaboration with specialists from different fields.

gRig's All Hallow's Eve

2008-10-31 21:00 Europe/Brussels
2008-11-01 00:00 Europe/Brussels

From Cyberpunk to Cyberbotany: After the Research Gathering with Angelo Vermeulen, FoAM and the Guild for Reality Integrators and Generators invite you to cultivate the vegetal side of your mind... From dystopia to heterotopia, from human-machine to human-plant interactions, a post-cyberpunk eve for retro-techno-pagans, archaic revivalists, lab-witches, eco-nomads, pre & post millenial cultists.

200811 [re:gather] algorithmic botany

2008-11-28 17:00 Europe/Brussels
2008-11-28 19:00 Europe/Brussels

Research Gathering November 2008

Demos & discussions about botanical visualisation & plant games. Accompanied by a spread of edible botany.

With FoAM & Tale of Tales

This research gathering is a part of the Cimatics festival:


200803 Research Gathering with FoAM's researchers in residence

2008-03-28 17:00 Europe/Brussels
2008-03-28 23:59 Europe/Brussels

Reseaarch Gathering with Tale of Tales, Bart Vandeput, Maki Ueda, Sanjeev Shankar and Angelo Vermeulen.

200710 Research gathering on Arts & Crafts

2007-10-26 12:00 Europe/Brussels
2007-10-26 22:00 Europe/Brussels

From the intricacies of the market for new media, to the traditional craftsmanship and emerging 'craftivism', FoAM's next research gathering will be dedicated to the contemporary Arts & Crafts.

Research Gathering 2007 09 28: Bricophone

2007-09-28 12:00 Europe/Brussels
2007-09-28 18:00 Europe/Brussels

An open call to all developers, artists and activists with and without mobile phones: the launch of the first Bricophone workshop - working towards the connected future of open source telephony.

Research Gathering 2007 07 13: Kirsty Kitto and Cocky Eek

2007-07-13 12:00 Europe/Brussels
2007-07-13 23:00 Europe/Brussels

During this research gathering, we have heard reports from the remote outposts of complex systems science and the art of making things, brought to us by Dr Kirsty Kitto and Cocky Eek. Our research lunch will feature a series of complex dishes composed of one sole ingredient.

Research Gathering 2007 06 15: Kate Rich and other RiRs

2007-06-15 12:00 Europe/Brussels
2007-06-15 20:00 Europe/Brussels

This Research gathering, brought together FoAM's researchers in residence from 2006 and 2007, to discuss topics as wide ranging as Fair Trade, photovoltaics, cultural scents, extreme weather fashion, strange attractors and techno-textiles.

Everyone was welcome to join the discussions, talk about their current explorations, unsolvable problems, or amazing inventions. The gathering began at noon, with a 'guilt-free' lunch, collected and cooked by FoAM's dedicated shoppers and chefs.

More about the programme...

Research Gathering 2007 03 23: Maki Ueda and Bart Vandeput

2007-03-23 12:00 Europe/Brussels
2007-03-23 18:00 Europe/Brussels

The first meeting with FoAM's researchers in residence for 2007. Discussions about previous works, inspirations and plans for photovoltaics and scent-related research.

200710 Research Gathering with gRig

2006-10-27 12:00 Europe/Brussels
2006-10-27 18:00 Europe/Brussels

A preliminary meeting to get a general sense of people's involvement and interests in the Guild's work.

200705 Research Gathering with Tale of Tales

2006-05-23 00:00 Europe/Brussels

Drama Princess
On autonomous characters in virtual environments

Drama Princess is a research project by Tale of Tales (Auriea Harvey & Michael Samyn). The 'Drama Princess' herself should become a software module for autonomous characters, reusable in different realtime 3D environments and situations. The characters should have a strong dramatic impact and a range of emotional effects, rather than be correct recreations of human lifeforms.

200609 Research gathering with Maja Kuzmanovic and Nik Gaffney

2006-09-29 12:00 Europe/Brussels
2006-09-29 18:00 Europe/Brussels

Research gathering on the future of food & environmental design.

200608 Research gathering with zzx and pix

2006-08-18 12:00 Europe/Brussels
2006-08-18 18:00 Europe/Brussels

Research gathering on visual programming and real-time audiovisual systems.

Notes: http://libarynth.org/resgat200608

200607 Research gathering with Biba Vickovic

2006-07-13 12:00 Europe/Brussels
2006-07-13 18:00 Europe/Brussels

From Biba Vickovic

GREEN DREAM (an Installation-type Video Game Sonnet) was written in the heat of romance and desire for conquest. In this Sonnet, in Green Dream, the action takes place in Aluminum Park in which, through minor adventures, you reach the Castle of Fortunate Circumstances. Door to the Castle is opened with a key, and the key is music

200606 Research gathering with Theun Karelse

2006-06-16 12:00 GMT+8
2006-06-16 18:00 GMT+8

Research gathering on the biology of plants, the Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary, material libraries and subtle technologies.


200604 Research Gathering with Foam lab Holland

2006-04-30 12:00 Europe/Amsterdam
2006-04-30 18:00 Europe/Amsterdam

Research gathering on fuzzy logic, ethnography, aesthetics, food experimentation, distribution and consumption.

Notes: http://libarynth.org/resgat200604

200603 Research gathering with Alkan Chipperfield

2006-03-31 12:00 Europe/Brussels

The first research gathering at FoAM, with Alkan Chipperfield, our resident anthropologist reporting on his fieldwork.

Notes: http://libarynth.org/resgat200603

Research Gathering with Alex, Ali and Luka

2010-02-12 16:00 Europe/Brussels
2010-02-12 20:00 Europe/Brussels

Please join FoAM's first family in residence, Alex, Ali and Luka, for a farewell afternoon tea.

They will be presenting the prototype of their robotic au pair (Robaupair) and sharing some ideas on the creative possibilities of parenthood.

Summary of the residency findings: http://lib.fo.am/research_report_ali_alex

Research Gathering with Bartaku & Christina - Periferry

2010-04-02 18:00 Europe/Brussels
2010-04-02 21:00 Europe/Brussels

From December 2009 to February 2010, Christina Stadlbauer (Body Water) and Bartaku (A Slow Flow) were residents at the Periferry 1.0 project in Guwahati, North-East India.

They will share their findings and experiences during a Research Gathering at FoAM.

Christina Stadlbauer: BODY WATER
Every-day-medicine in every-day-life - tales from Himalaya's feet

Research Gathering with Foodprints

2010-06-04 12:30 Europe/Brussels
2010-06-04 13:30 Europe/Brussels

Anna Maria Orru talks about food & urban resilience over a locally sourced lunch.

About Foodprints:
‘Foodprints’ explores how the discipline of biomimicry can promote urban food resilience and opportunities for biodiversity to flourish in urban developments.

Research Gathering on Flesh, Steel and Codecs

2010-06-18 19:00 Europe/Brussels
2010-06-18 21:00 Europe/Brussels

Flesh, Steel and Codecs
Eisa Jocson & Angelo Vermeulen

During this research gathering Eisa Jocson and Angelo Vermeulen talk about recent work in which they explore notions of the body and its relation to space and technology.


Toegepast Research Gathering

2010-10-08 18:00 Europe/Brussels
2010-10-08 21:00 Europe/Brussels

FoAM holds a research gathering at the Design Vlaanderen Gallery, in collaboration with Toegepast: Fit to Boost! (Design Vlaanderen & Design Platform Limburg)

Michaël Verheyden, Designer, Belgium
Rula Sayaf, Information Systems & Software Engineer, Syria

facilitated by Maja Kuzmanovic

Illuminating St. Catharina

2010-11-22 10:00 Europe/Brussels
2010-11-22 13:59 Europe/Brussels

10 12-year olds visited FoAM Brussels, where FoAM people played with them and they applied FoAM practices on them.

Research Gathering with Kiran Gangadharan - Decode

2011-03-04 18:00 Europe/Brussels
2011-03-04 20:00 Europe/Brussels

During this research gathering Kiran Gangadharan -who has an engineering and design background- will present a round-up of Project Decode. The gathering covers an outline of the project’s main goals and research approach through various studies, conceptual design and iterations and the collaboration with dancers and artists.

Kiran started his residency at FoAM on January 1st, 2011, continuing his research on 'growth'. The new node in his ongoing research is "Movementors", in which he relates to growth and form through the metaphor of movement.

Augmented Ecology meetup #04

2011-03-17 19:30 GMT+2
2011-03-17 20:30 GMT+2

Cross species social networks,

The forth AE-meetup takes closer look at the question: Which social media platforms will animals and plants be using? And the possibility of using modern game interfaces like Kinect for cross species interaction or animal studies.


Research Gathering with Simone Poutnik

2011-08-11 19:00 Europe/Brussels
2011-08-11 21:00 Europe/Brussels

Simone is a journeyer of the Resilients Guild. Last year in October / November she spent 7 weeks at Kufunda Learning Village in Zimbabwe - a place whose mission is to inspire the co-creation of strong life affirming communities in Zimbabwe and beyond by demonstrating and sharing the necessary ideas, skills and practices that are required for community resilience and nourishment.

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