After comprehensive research, it was discovered that the former St. Michel's tobacco warehouse is strategically located opposite Tour & Taxis (a former Freight/Maritime station) and is a mere 10-minute walk from the AGOSSETSITE venue, presently functioning as Imelda-Instituut, a Flemish college. Taking advantage of this proximity, I initiated a collaborative workshop with artist Noemi Osselaer.
Together, we crafted a historical tour encompassing the Imelda-Instituut campus (formerly St. Michel's tobacco warehouse), Tour & Taxis, and the Gosset building, delving into the intriguing world of tobacco production processes. As an additional touch, students were treated to a delightful experience with the sharing of homemade Acorn cake during the tour.
This collective effort yielded compelling conceptual sketches, with a specific focus on exploring the spatial dynamics within the confines of the former cigarette factory in Gosset. The collaboration not only celebrated the rich history of the location but also sparked creative insights into the unique environment we were privileged to engage with.