Hall industriel sur l’ancien site d’Esch Schifflange

© Romain Girtgen



Friday 6 May 2022
MinettREMIX exhibition opening

The official opening of our exhibition MinettREMIX, with the participation of our collaborators and partners.

Location: Fondouq Hall
Time: 18.00
Free entry

Please register by sending an email to info@cnci.lu

Friday 13 May 2022
HallzWeNeed 6 - Culture Industrielle : Halle des Soufflantes

As part of our project MinettREMIX, we are continuing, among other things, the seminar series entitled HallzWeNeed, initiated and launched by our founding members in 2018. With this 6th edition, we are back to our starting point: discussing the future of the Blowers Hall (Halle des Soufflantes), the emblematic industrial building in Esch-Belval. Last year, our association Industriekultur-CNCI came up with a concept, called Science in the City, which was presented to local political decision makers.

In this seminar, we will present our concept focused on community outreach and the extension of the research and higher education activities of the Belval site, and concrete citizen projects. We have also invited local institutions already present in Belval, such as LISER and LIST to showcase their ideas. We will discuss whether such a coherent approach to outreach efforts, along with concrete citizen projects, could be a promising solution for the future of the Blowers Hall.

Location: Halle des poches à fonte, Esch-Belval
Time: 14.00 – 17.30
Free entry

Please register by e-mail info@cnci.lu, by Tuesday 10 May at the latest


Saturday 4 June 2022
Film Screening

In collaboration with the FerroForum

Vu Fraen an Eisen © Cathy Richard | Vanishing © István Pajor

Screening of three documentary films focused on industrial history, in the presence of the directors:

  • Vu Fraen an Eisen – Documentary by Cathy Richard, length : 15 minutes (in Luxembourgish)
    This documentary, complemented by local archive footage, shares the lives of five local women and their stories about their partners who worked in the steel industry.
  • Vanishing – short film by Ken Rischard, length : 17 minutes (in Luxembourgish)
    VANISHING is a sonic journey through the once thriving steel industry in the heart of Europe. Told through a very personal lens, the film recalls the meaning of industrialisation, and what it meant to us.
  • Surprise Film – length : 22 mins

Location: FerroForum, entrance Portal Schifflange – intersection Rue de Lallange/Rue du Moulin, Google Maps Link

  • 19:45 – Welcome at Portal Schifflange
  • 20:00 – Doors open, at FerroForum central workshop
  • 20:30 – Film screening starts, in the presence of the directors
  • 22:20 – End – for security reasons, we’ll leave the site immediately after the event through the Schifflange Portal in accompanied groups

Price : 15  €

Tickets here

Friday 17 June 2022
Poetry Slam

In collaboration with

Géisskan Kollektiv

© Mudam | © Sven Becker – Rotondes | © Philippe Schockweiler

This industrial slam is a must – let the rhythmic words of the slammers carry you away. The poetry slam evening will focus on the topics of industrial culture, Minett, society, past stories and future adventures.

Location: Hall Fondouq, Dudelange – access via the route de Thionville (behind the Skatepark) Lien Google Maps
Time: 19.00 (doors), 19.30 (start of slam)
Price : 5 €, Pay online here or upon entry

Please confirm your presence by sending an email to info@cnci.lu


Saturday 2 July 2022
Photographic open doors

in collaboration with Agora and FerroForum

© Romain Girtgen

During this open day at the former industrial site in Esch/Schifflange, amateur photographers have the opportunity to shoot some of its most iconic locations and take some unusual images of these former industrial landmarks. A short visit to the FerroForum and an overview of their activities are also included.

Location: Former Esch/Schifflange Steelworks, rue Léon Lamort, L-4335 Esch-sur-Alzette
Time: 10.00 – 14.00
Price: 5 €, BOOKED OUT

Free participation with the kulturpass.

Please register by sending an email to info@cnci.lu

Thursday 14 July 2022
Welding workshop

in collaboration with the Ville de Dudelange

During the workshop, you’ll learn how to weld by creating small “masterpieces”. At the same time, you’ll get the chance to discover some interesting historical facts about the ADU No.6 locomotive, which is currently being restored in the space and used to be in service at the Dudelange steelworks.

Location: Hall Fondouq, Dudelange – access via route de Thionville (behind the Skatepark) Google Maps Link
Time: 14.00 – 18.00
Price: free entry

Please register by sending an email to info@cnci.lu

Sunday 17 July 2022
HallzWeNeed 7 - Culture industrielle : Les paysages

in collaboration with Coopérative de Recherche et Art, l’Administration de la nature et des forêt et Minett UNESCO Biosphere

In October 2020, the southern region of Luxembourg known as the Minett became a biosphere reserve within the framework of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere programme. The rich industrial past and natural beauty of the region, its biodiversity and numerous nature reserves make the Minett UNESCO Biosphere a model area for sustainable development.

This event is a continuation of the seminar series entitled HallzWeNeed, initiated by our founding members. For this 7th edition, our non-profit organisation Industriekultur-CNCI is offering a more playful programme – a contemplation boot camp in nature on the theme of the Minett landscape, substantially transformed by industry.

The day starts early with a coffee and croissant offered by the Brasserie Schmëdd. Afterwards, participants will have the option to participate either in a guided discussion (in Luxembourgish) during a recording of the collaborative podcast Minett Mash-up with guests Sergio Carvalho (Luxembourgish architect) and Pol Zimmermann (responsible for the centre nature et forêt Ellergronn) or in a yoga class (in English) in a former industrial hall at the centre nature et forêt Ellergronn, offered by the local organisation Yoga am Minett.

The morning continues with a 9 km guided hike with Pol Zimmermann, the local forest ranger and employee of the Nature and Forestry Administration, around the Ellergronn nature reserve. The hike leads past various relics that remind us of our industrial history: an old funicular, the St. Joseph quarry, the open-cast mine Intermoselle and the Prince Henri mine. After the hike, participants have the opportunity to discover the centre nature et forêt Ellergronn and its activities, including: the exhibition Transition NOW, the Nature Centre, the Museum of the Cockerill Mine and the art installations L’Heure Bleue (by Sergio Carvalho & Dimitri Mallet) and Wäiss Kaul (by Franck Miltgen). The day will end with a lunch – vegetarian or non-vegetarian salad with dessert, served by the Brasserie Schmëdd.

Location: Centre nature et forêt Ellergronn, 6, Ellergronn, L-4114 Esch-sur-Alzette, Google Maps Link
Time: 8.00 – 14.30
Registration now closed

Please register by sending an email to info@cnci.lu with the morning activity and the menu of your choice by Friday 8 July 2022 at the latest. The participation is limited to 30 people maximum – first come, first served. Please note: Drinks during lunch aren’t included in the price and will need to be covered by the participant.

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