Design from here and beyond
24.10.21 to 27.02.22


Black holes, dark matter, spiral nebulae, exoplanets, gravitational waves, big bang, the multiverse... The countless objects and cosmic phenomena that shape our Universe offer as many sources of inspiration for literature, music, visual and live arts… Design is no exception to this same fascination. 

Since the dawn of humankind, the Universe has been the deepest source of wonder. What is our place in this vast expanse of space, that took its origin some 13.8 billion light-years across? How did the cosmic evolution enfold? Are we alone? Why does the Universe exist at all?

This “Cosmos” exhibition reveals the work of designers who have conceptually, technically or poetically explored our Universe’s architecture and the hidden physical laws that govern it.From Albert Einstein’s general relativity to quantum theory, from gravity to the nature of space and time, from the micro to macro scales, our modern picture of the cosmos is brought to life through various design or architecture projects that take us well beyond these scientific roots, bearing witness to its mysteries and beauty.


24 October 2021 to 27 February 2022
  • Curator
    Marie Pok
    en collaboration avec Thomas Hertog
  • Scenographer
  • Identité visuelle
  • Adaptations
    Virginie Stoquart
  • Communication manager
    Massimo Di Emidio +32 (0)65 61 39 11
  • Logistique
    David Marchal
  • Textes
    Sharazad Ameur, Thomas Hertog, Marie Pok
  • Traductions
    Shahrazad Ameur, Marc Holthof, Right-Ink
  • CID team
    Martine Acar, Shahrazad Ameur, Marine Babic, Dominique Blondiau, Sophia Bouarfa, Aubane Brebant, Jeoffrey Bultez, David Buyle, Giuseppe Cannella, Laetitia Centritto, Maryvonne Colle, Matteo De Felice, Brigitte Delattre, Gaëtan Delehouzée, Véronique Demebski, Filip Depuydt, Massimo Di Emidio, Françoise Foulon, Sophie Gallez, Céline Ganty, Loïc Goemaes, Marianne Jayé, Laurence Lelong, Hervé Liénard, Zoé Luc, Maxime Mairesse, David Marchal, Vincenzo Mauro, Justine Mertens, Maxence Noël, Jean-François Paternoster, Thierry Pochet, Carine Saber, Matteo Sciullo, Virginie Stoquart, Fannie Tomas, David Vilain, Maryse Willems.
  • Remerciements particuliers
    Sam Baron, Marco Costantini (mudac), Cristina Bargna, Amandine David, Marie Douel, Pierre Echard, Claire Fayolle, Sofie Lachaert et Luc D’Hanis, Benoît Watteyne