The "bodies of knowledge" are the people who come to share their knowledge within BOK. They learn about BOK through informal encounters and channels. Their specific, often underexposed but valuable knowledge, can potentially contribute towards the transformation of a more just society. You can find a complete list of the "bodies of knowledge" here.
Sarah Vanhee is an artist whose work has been shown locally and internationally for many years. Her indisciplinary projects try to bring radical imagination into reality, moving between civil space and the institutional arts field. She has worked in open fields, private living rooms, theaters, prisons, on public canvases, in meeting rooms, etc., with people of all backgrounds and ages. Sarah initiated BOK as a long-term, local project in an attempt to use civil space as a platform for the exchange of non-dominant, embodied knowledge.
Flore Herman is a mediator, dramaturg and producer. After having worked for Kunstenfestivaldesarts and with performance artists Anne Thuot and Sara Sampelayo, she continues to be involved in participatory art projects that question the invisibility of certain bodies and knowledges in the Brussels public space. In her work, she likes to see socio-cultural mediation and artistic support as two ways of bringing together actors and life experiences that would not necessarily do so otherwise, and that together could contribute to more social justice.
Nadia Mharzi is a socio-anthropologist by training and passionate about new communication technologies. Engaged in the fight for more social justice, and currently active in a women’s shelter in Brussels, she has worked in the field of participatory democracy and co-directed "Cadavre exquis", a documentary on the colonial cultural heritage in Belgium.
Nouha Mhamdi is a law and philosophy student at the Université Saint-Louis, and a member of the theater collective TransfoCollect in Schaerbeek. She is interested in the issue of access to culture and has participated, along with two other young people, in the coordination of the Kunstenfestivaldesarts' #nofilter cultural mediation project for the last three years.
Jean-Baptiste Polge acts in the shows of her friends most of the time. She also authors and directs, and is currently developing a multidisciplinary project on privileges with Céline Estenne. She is involved in queer and activist circles where she tries to invent and facilitate encounters based on mutual care and support. Today she is an artistic collaborator within bodies of knowledge.
Damla Ekin Tokel is a performer, dramaturge and performance-maker directed towards participatory and relational projects. She is developing her artistic research called SemiPrivate Performance aimed at creating a renewed sense of public space and intimacy among strangers through performative devices. She participates in projects at the crossroads of theatre and the climate crisis. She lived in community for six years, works as a social interpreter and guides intercultural and participatory walks. Today she is an artistic collaborator within bodies of knowledge.
Luisa Marc is in charge of production. After studying tourism and leisure management in Liège and being behind the scenes at Montreal festivals for a year, she finally discovered Brussels, its neighborhoods and its many artistic and cultural projects.
Cillian O'Neill for communication, tent construction and technical support.
Caravan Production supports BOK on an administrative level, and helps with international distribution. Founded in 2008, Caravan Production is an artistic accompaniment office collaborating with a range of international artists who have a connection with Brussels. These are built on a mid or long term and assuming different modalities according to the specific needs of the artists and the specificities of the accompanied projects.
Board of Managing Directors: Audrey Leboutte, Anne Watthee and Eva Wilsens.
All members of the BOK-team live in Brussels, and their stories are intricately linked to the city.