Imaged Stories

Camille Oostwegel ChâteauHotels & Restaurants, Marres Projects, and Bureau Europa/platform for architecture have teamed up to form a cultural research partnership. This project is called ‘Imaged Stories’ and focuses primarily on the history of the WinselerHof estate in Landgraaf.

Imaged Stories 

“Nature uses human imagination to lift her work of creation to even higher levels.”
(Luigi Pirandello)  

In 1985 the 16th century WinselerHof carré farmstead was completely restored and furnished as a hotel and restaurant by Camille Oostwegel. In 2013 the surrounding croplands were purchased so that the traditional high trunked fruit trees, flower and herb gardens, and vineyard could be restored to their former glory. 

Marres Projects and Bureau Europa approach artists, designers, philosophers, and historians to work on various phases of the ‘Imaged Stories’ project, addressing the history and landscape values of the building and the surrounding area, the region’s agricultural past and mining history, and the stories of the locality. 

The project starts in August 2013 when selected artists and designers will begin working in the landscape around the WinselerHof. Their productions will be presented as part of a cultural tour around the WinselerHof organised by Camille Oostwegel ChâteauHotels & Restaurants in the week beginning 12 August.  

On Sunday 11 August, prior to the actual cultural tour, interested parties can visit the artists from 12:00 to 17:00 as they put the finishing touches to their work in the WinselerHof.  

The second phase of the project will be launched in September 2013: students from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University will examine the narratives and factual history of the WinselerHof and its surroundings. The partners will select a number of interesting elements from this research, which will be included in the project’s final stage, for a broad range of cultural projects on the WinselerHof’s grounds: art, landscape architecture, but also music or theatre. 

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