Atlas of Ovens

Collaborative research practice on containers of heat and rituals of baking
by Clementine Vaultier, Maximiliaan Royakkers and Ciel Grommen, since 2022

Fire, Smoke and Dust
The collage of archive images is presented on the big wall in the back of the 019 building. Visual links weave together illustrations of how to make fire, of the conduction of heat and smoke, of smoking food and communicating with smoke, the functioning of wind and chimneys, the destruction of chimneys, the problems of smog,  etc.
The collection is a starting point for discussions and additions around the stove designs presented in the Radiator exhibition.

From Chimney to Chimney
Excursion by bike tracing a heath network, visiting  a former brick factory turned into a hostel, sharing narratives of ghosts of the textile industry to 1000 fires and a propaganda centre for gas and electricity, sharing insights of exciting objects like “gloeisokken” and pipes ...
Contribution to Radiator, show in 019, Ghent.

Hosting Heat
Visual essay on hosting heat, contribution to Thresholds, magazine from the department of architecture of MIT

From algae to ashes, from ashes to glaze
Workshop with Jean-François Paquet on making glazes from ashes of algae,
contribution to Tidal Zone Experiences from Algae Diplomacy, at Pilar Brussels

Com-pain et Four Banal
Excursion and workshop with Marion Aeby from Compagnon bakery, Aziz et Alain Doornaert from the network of bread ovens around Brussels,
contribution to Jubilee Summerschool 2023 in Brussels

Four et Icônes Plastiques
Design proposal of a multifuncional oven/stove/kangbed and educational tiles on top of it,
contribution to Magasin/Magazine d’Accatone, Prix Charles Abella, concours d’architecture de l’académie de beaux-arts de Paris

Stove Staircase
Design-and-built of a batch rocket stove, workshop with Peter Van den Berg in de Kleinaart, Ulbeek

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Exhibition views by Michiel DeCleene of Radiator︎︎︎, expo from 2.12.2022 until 20.03.2023 in 019, Ghent. Fire, Smoke and Dust is presented on the wall in the back of the building, entering in relation with Bert Villa’s Carbon.

© 2022, cielgrommen@hotmail.com