Works: Christophe Meierhans

Some use for your broken clay pots

Works of science fiction give us an insight into a future civilization by telling the adventures of one of its individual inhabitants. Some use for your broken clay pots, on the contrary, provides us with the code that rules the life of the society it imagines.

The future is apprehended the other way around: it is up to us to picture what the adventures of our individual lives would be like under a defined set of new conditions. Developed in collaboration with a team of experts from different Belgian universities, Some use for your broken clay pots is a theatre piece whose script is the constitutional text for a democratic state that does not yet exist.


Concept, realization and actor: Christophe Meierhans
Dramaturgy: Bart Capelle
Conceptual advisor: Rudi Laermans
Advising team: Anne-Emmanuelle Bourgaux (ULB), Rudi Laermans (KU), Jean-Benoît Pilet (ULB), Dave Sinardet (VUB)
Constitutional jurist: Anne-Emmanuelle Bourgaux
Scenography: Sofie Durnez
Conception & graphic design publication: The Theatre of Operations
Illustration: Nuno Pinto Da Cruz
Co-production: Kaaitheater (Brussels), Workspace Brussels, Vooruit Arts Centre (Ghent), Teatro Maria Matos (Lisbon), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels)
Production: Hiros
Production of the Italian version: ON (Bologna) colla partecipazione del Festival di Santacangelo (2015)
With the support of: the Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie & Government of Flanders

– A House On Fire Project, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.

** The publication of the constitution which is presented during Some use for your broken clay pots is now for sale. Find all info here. **