Last week’s launch of the Second Triennial for Design in Flanders was noisily interrupted.
The involvement of VIZO – Belgium’s Government-funded design institute – meant the launch was held in the grand debating chamber normally used by regional politicians.
But as officials talked the vaulted ceiling began rattling, and then shaking, making conversation impossible. An explanation was soon provided. A party of heavy-footed school children was thundering along the corridor upstairs.