Although it started as as a lamentation of a small group of people, environment issues have now become one of the major points on the political agenda. Cities, regions, nations, … all create their profile by setting high standards in terms of ecological impact. The business world does its part too. Sustainability, an often loosely defined term, seems to become a moral touchstone. Civil life seems dominated by a curious, even suspicious unanimity.

Rotor’s work for Artefact looks at the way morals are experienced in different ways. The context is today’s wider Leuven area. In STUK, the results of the research are condensed into twelve images, selected by Rotor and painted on canvas by Swiss artist Robert Suermondt.

Founded in 2005, Rotor is a collective of people with a common interest in the material flows in industry and construction. On a practical level, they handle the conception and realisation of design and architectural projects. On a theoretical level, Rotor develops critical positions on design, material resources, and waste through research, exhibitions, writings and conferences.