MinettREMIX

Our project MinettREMIX, organised in the frame of the European Capital of Culture Esch2022, consists of a central exhibition which gives visitors a taste of the diversity of the southern region of Luxembourg known as the Minett and its industrial heritage – its past, present and future.

The exhibition brings together different themes :

  • The Network of the Centre national de la culture industrielle
    A look at our 17 partners in the southern region who are committed to industrial heritage and are part of our network.
  • Fraen am Minett – vu A-Z
    A look at various aspects related to the lives and stories of women of the region from the industrialisation of Minett to the present day.
  • Paysages du fer
    A look at the radical transformations of the local landscapes caused by thhe mining and steel industry. This section is a teaser for a publication that will appear in autumn 2022.
  • The Minett Trail & and its Kabaisercher
    A look at the new 90 km long national hiking trail that runs through the Minett UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and the creation of the Kabaisercher (tourist lodgings) that resulted from an ambitious architectural competition.
  • Re-retour de Babel
    A look at the migratory trends of the Minett by presenting women and men who have settled in the region. A selection of photos have been from the mythical exhibition entitled Retour de Babel, a key event of the European Capital of Culture 2007 which was hosted on the same site. This part refers to an exhibition that will take place in the Centres d’Art in Dudelange in mid-September this year, entitled Re-Retour de Babel, which revisits and reinterprets this subject by presenting the second generation of immigrants from Minett.

Location :

  • Hall Fondouq and Aciérie on the NeiSchmelz site in Dudelange – access via the route de Thionville (behind the Skatepark)
    Complementary activities will be organised on the same site, as well as at some of our partner sites in the South.

Opening hours :

From 7 May to 31 October 2022, open Wednesdays to Thursdays (except bank holidays), 14.00 – 19.00 o’clock.
Free entry, guided tours available on request

Events in the frame our "MinettREMIX" exhibition:

Friday 6 May 2022
Exhibition opening
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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
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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
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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
Timings:

  • 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Thursday 25 August 2022
Zill deng Schmelz part 1
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in collaboration with DKollektiv

During this workshop, which is split into two afternoons (part 1 & part 2), children and their families will get the chance to create small colourful bricks from scratch.

On the first afternoon, participants will cast their bricks from concrete and on the second afternoon, they’ll place them around different places on the NeiSchmelz site in Dudelange.

Location: Hall Fondouq, Dudelange – access via route de Thionville (behind the Skatepark) Google Maps Link
Time: 14.00 – 18.00
Price: 5 € for both days, Pay online here

Free participation with the kulturpass.

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

Friday 26 August 2022
Zill deng Schmelz part 2
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in collaboration with DKollektiv

During this workshop, which is split into two afternoons (part 1 & part 2), children and their families will get the chance to create small colourful bricks from scratch.

On the first afternoon, participants will cast their bricks from concrete and on the second afternoon, they’ll place them around different places on the NeiSchmelz site in Dudelange.

Location: Hall Fondouq, Dudelange – access via route de Thionville (behind the Skatepark) Google Maps Link
Time: 14.00 – 18.00
Price: 5 € for both days, Pay online here

Free participation with the kulturpass.

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

Wednesday 7 September 2022
Roulot’ographe : Camera obscura workshop
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in collaboration with the artist Neckel Scholtus

Roulot’ographe © Neckel Scholtus

In this workshop for young adults, the photographer Neckel Scholtus will show how his huge camera obscura on wheels works and how to develop photos in a darkroom. Participants have the opportunity to create their own camera obscura and capture their images.

Location: Hall Fondouq, Dudelange – access via route de Thionville (behind the Skatepark) Google Maps Link
Time: 11.00 – 18.00 (with a one-hour lunch break)
Price: 5 €, Pay online here

Free participation with the kulturpass.

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

Friday 9 September 2022
Mäi Bléck op d’Schmelz : Digital photo workshop
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in collaboration with artist Neckel Scholtus

© Neckel Scholtus

This digital photography workshop, led by photographer Neckel Scholtus, shows young photography enthusiasts how to capture the best images with their smartphone.

Location: Hall Fondouq, Dudelange – access via route de Thionville (behind the Skatepark) Google Maps Link
Time: 14.00 – 18.00
Price: 5 €, Pay online here

Free participation with the kulturpass.

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

Thursday 22 September 2022
Welding workshop
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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
The workshop is divided into 3 groups, so you can choose the time that suits you best. You can either register for the 2pm, 3.45pm or 5.30pm group. Please specify your preferred time slot when you sign up for the workshop by email.
Price: free of charge

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

Sunday 25 September 2022
Industrial Sketchcrawl
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in collaboration with the Urban Sketchers Luxembourg and LUCA

Whether you’re an amateur or established artist, join us for a creative day around industrial architecture to capture the former steelworks in Dudelange and the ongoing MinettREMIX exhibition on-site.

Location: Hall Fondouq & Acierie, 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

Monday 26 September 2022
Presentation of the "Kabaisecher" on the Minett Trail
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coordinated by OAI, in collaboration with l’ORT-Sud, ANF, Pro-Sud, l’IK-CNCI

Discover the 11 Kabaisecher (tourist lodgings) being created on the Minett Trail with the architects who designed them, through new construction or adaptive re-use of existing structures. These unusual architectures document the history of the Minett, a region rich in an industrial past and human capital from migration.

Language: will vary according to the speaker

Place: CinéStarlight, 1b Rue du Centenaire, 3475 Dudelange
Time: 19.45 – 21.30
Price: free entry

Please register by sending an email to oai@oai.lu

Friday 14 October 2022
Aluminium casting workshop
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in collaboration with artist Birgit Thalau

© Birgit Thalau

The participants will create small artworks of aluminium to takeaway. The workshop will also make reference to the former production of aluminium household articles (pots, coffee pots, pans, kettles) at the AluminiumLUX Weirich factory in Dudelange.

Location: Hall Fondouq, Dudelange – access via route de Thionville (behind the Skatepark) Google Maps Link
Time: 14.00 – 18.00
Price: 5 €, Pay online here

Free participation with the kulturpass.

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

 

Saturday 15 October 2022
Aluminium casting workshop
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in collaboration with artist Birgit Thalau

© Birgit Thalau

The participants will create small artworks of aluminium to takeaway. The workshop will also make reference to the former production of aluminium household articles (pots, coffee pots, pans, kettles) at the AluminiumLUX Weirich factory in Dudelange.

Location: Hall Fondouq, Dudelange – access via route de Thionville (behind the Skatepark) Google Maps Link
Time: 14.00 – 18.00
Price: 5 €, Pay online here

Free participation with the kulturpass.

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

 

© Marc Lazzarini

© Marc Lazzarini

© Marc Lazzarini

© Marc Lazzarini