Hippodrome isn’t the kind of place you associate with vegan food and eco-themed manifestations – this year’s ‘Conscienza’ lands there to challenge expectations!
Participants and guests will experience this year’s eco-happening in an airy 500-square meter space, which features a 50-meter long floor-to-ceiling window with spectacular view of the horse track.
Founded and mainly functioning as a horserace venue, the ‘Hippodrome Tongeren’ now acts as a space for “unconventional art experiences”. The historic building hosts irregular events to draw alternative crowd.
One of the highlights of the 2017’s programming is the 2nd edition of Conscienza Festival: a day of conscious consumers and creative re-users that will transform the blank space of hippodrome into an incubator of eco-friendly initiatives, manifestations, products, characters and sounds.
With CONSCIENZA we want to promote conscious consumerism through art, fashion, technology, artisanal craft and production experiences.
During one weekend dozens of creative reusers gather together to enjoy an eclectic mixture of eco-friendly artists, vendors, craftsmen, artisans, performers in a beautiful and historical setting of Belgium.
Conscienza festival is all about getting back to nature while observing/listening/talking to fantastic people who live by the philosophy of reduce, reuse and recycle – to help keep those skies and seas looking great!
The two-day event includes:
• an eco-friendly art and innovations exhibition;
• a marketplace of upcycled products;
• an eco-fashion stands
• save the animals initiatives;
• veggie food;
• workshops on conscious living/consuming/eating.