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August 3, 2018

La fermentation de la terre

Some of us have been busy fermenting tasty new things in different formations.. Valentina Karga & Tessa Zettel worked together last month on a project in the South of France, at independent artspace Treignac Projet. La fermentation de la terre was a small-scale exploration of what could one day become a proper Collective Disaster project – a public underground fermentation facility. Their work was part of the exhibition Entanglements, Embodiments, Positions, curated by Jussi Koitela, and involved a host of micro-organisms collaborating on various lacto-fermentations buried underground. Over a one-week residency, Tessa and Valentina experimented with techniques for making beetroot and carrot pickle (incorporating the beetroot stalks and leaves), a French variant of kimchi (with chilli, ginger and herbs from the garden, thyme, rosemary, dill..), and pickled eggs, all in ceramic vessels that could be buried in the earth. The largest of these, used for the kimchi, was found buried... View Article

September 7, 2017


Our shape is unclear, we engage in different travels and approaches, and sometimes our energy manifests itself under different forms. This time is very liquid. Two of us (Andrea Sollazzo and Louisa Vermoere) have been deeply involved in the creation, developing and growing of a story that deserve to be told, and that even if it is not completely and properly a collective disaster project it share with it values and experiences. POOL IS COOL, that’s the name of the project, it’s quite of a long story: basically a group of “experts/citizens” start a strive for the revival of outdoor swimming in Brussels. The situation is quite simple and embarrassing, Brussels, the European capital, doesn’t offer to its citizens the possibility for swimming under the “blue” sky during hot days. If you want to swim under the “blue” sky, the city does not offer anything, or you are rich, or... View Article

April 15, 2016

Collective Architecture in Sleek Magazine

What is the new architectural vision represented by young collectives? Collective Disaster gave an interview about it in SLEEK magazine, together with ELEMENTAL, Assemble and Something Fantastic. You can read our full interview here: How did Collective Disaster form? What was the attraction of collective approach? The collective started somehow very organic. We are all friends, or friends of friends, we have moved cities, expanded our circles, stayed in touch or lost contact. We wanted to be able to develop our friendships, discussions and mutual interests across borders. In a way we were already doing projects before we had a name, even if they were just organizing a party or a BBQ. The decision to do projects under a common name was a way to make that official, a promise to keep doing things together even though we live in different cities. Collective Disaster started as a network of friends, were... View Article