Noam Youngrak Son

residency, NWNM

The project, inspired by Ursula K. Le Guin’s short fiction ‘The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas,’ explores various forms of urgency that drive creative workers to leave within the context of the Flemish cultural sector. What causes people to leave? Who is more vulnerable to these conditions? Researching these temporal non-coincidences facilitates an understanding of how the local cultural industry functions as a technology of differentiation and fosters corresponding strategies for precarious cultural workers.