‘We Became Aware’ is the name that Tomas Lootens and Valentijn Goethals coined for their designers’ collective. Deciding to focus on the things that brought them together in the first place, namely music, visual art and architecture, Lootens and Goethals are motived by all forms of artistic collaboration. For this reason, they present their work via an anonymous collective. Together with Tim Bryon, Tomas and Valentijn also promote alternative music with their record label and production platform Smoke & Dust. Together with a number of their collaborators, they have been operating out of 019, a project-space in a former welding factory in Ghent.