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Until Thu 20 May

Akira Takayama - McDonald’s Radio University


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Akira Takayama - McDonald’s Radio University


You are welcome at McDonald’s on Place de la Bourse / Beursplein for a series of live lectures by new professors, ready to share their knowledge for the first time.

When talking to newcomers who had migrated to Europe via the Balkan Route, artist Akira Takayama became interested in the fact that – thanks to free Wi-Fi and phone charging possibilities as well as access to toilets – McDonald’s were seen as meeting points and places where information about the journey could be shared. This inspired him to develop McDonald’s Radio University, a project in which Takayama fulfils the utopian plan for a decentralized and mobile university, once designed by British architect Cedric Price. Takayama uses these plans to develop a model that passes on knowledge and enables training for people whose knowledge is not recognized in society (newcomers, people in precarious jobs, homeless people, etc.). In a three weeks lecture series, “professors” deepen and expand the traditional academic canon of knowledge by drawing on their own life experiences and research interests. You are welcome in front of McDonald’s on Place de la Bourse / Beursplein for a series of live lectures by the professors. The recorded lectures are available at any other time, to be combined with a hamburger and drink.

Concept, Direction: Akira Takayama | Professors: Kinda Almaaz, Mohammed Almafrachi, Hussein Alqawas, Abdelkader Amoura, Barry Mamaddou Lamarana, Mustapha Saad, Soniabyby Sona, Fabienne | Dramaturgy: Flore Herman | Assistant direction, production management: Saki Tanaka © Masahiro Hasunuma

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021 — Thursday, May 20, 2021


Monday from 19:00 to
Tuesday from 19:00 to
Wednesday from 19:00 to
Thursday from 19:00 to
Friday from 19:00 to
Saturday from 19:00 to
Sunday from 19:00 to


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