Wanderlust is the desire to travel in order to obtain a better understanding of the world. In the spring and summer of 2016 I let this desire guide me to make a philosophical program, bearing the same name, for the Flemish public broadcaster Canvas. For Wanderlust I traveled the world to talk with philosophers, artists and scientists about the things that matter most in life in general and their respective lives in particular. For the first season I visited Roger Scruton, Alexander Stoddart, Connie Palmen, Laurence Freeman, Raymond Tallis, Anisa Mehdi, Krzysztof Zanussi, Lieve Joris and Lydia Chagoll.
Wanderlust was very well received by viewers and critics.
De Volkskrant: 'Beautiful slow tv that shows you don't have to avoid the big questions of life.'
De Standaard: 'A blessing for Sunday evenings.'
De Morgen: 'Slow TV in which Gescinska listens, with a humbleness that is rare among TV-makers, to philosophers, artists, writers and scientists.
Cutting Edge: 'The program combines in-depth conversations with beautiful shots.'
For the second season of Wanderlust I talked with Youssou N'Dour, Marcel Möring, Theodore Dalrymple, Nelofer Pazira, Lode Vanhecke, Renata Salecl, Raoul Servais, Sara Maitland, Masaaki Suzuki and Lesley Hazleton.
Trailer season 2
Lode Van Hecke