Citizens for soil pollution control

The CiDéSol project aims to provide access to decontamination techniques for professional and citizen farmers who cultivate polluted plots and lack access to industrial decontamination methods.

It seeks to determine under what conditions and by what means non-professional citizens involved in decontamination can autonomously handle the decontamination of the soils they use through mycoremediation and phytoremediation techniques.

The strong urbanization and industrial past of Brussels have led to the accumulation of various pollutants in the soil (heavy metals, hydrocarbons, etc.) at concentrations sometimes exceeding accepted standards. Currently, in the Brussels region, 93% of polluted plots are potentially excluded from the legal decontamination system. This system involves initially collecting and then physico-chemically treating the soils industrially, which often results in the biological death of the soil.

However, alternative modes of pollution control exist… For instance, phytoremediation can extract certain heavy metals from the soil using hyperaccumulator plants, while mycoremediation can degrade some organic pollutants through a plant-fungus association. These techniques do not allow for deep soil decontamination but offer hope in some areas to make the soils suitable for urban agriculture. Examples of this type of bioremediation are displayed at CurieuCity.

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CIVA (Centre for Documentation of Brussels) and La Fonderie (Museum)

Archive images of industrial architecture in Brussels

This activity is only available in NL-FR

This small exhibition, organized by CurieuCity, presents a selection of archive images provided by CIVA and La Fonderie, offering a fascinating glimpse into the history of industrial architecture in the Belgian capital, specifically in Molenbeek.

The photos of industrial architecture executed in the late 1970s and early 1980s depict the essence and evolution of various significant industrial sites in the Brussels Region. They highlight the Weststation, the breweries of Vandenheuvel, the refinery, the foundry, the market of the slaughterhouses (Abattoirs), and the storage facility of the MIVB in Enghienstraat.

The photos are accompanied by the historical knowledge of guide Bernard De Plaen. He provides us with insight into the history, the industrial revolution, and the development of the city. This exhibition offers you a glimpse into Brussels’ industrial architectural heritage and the evolution of the neighborhood in which we find ourselves.

>> Presence of guide on saturday and sunday from 2 PM – 6 PM

* CIVA – Centre for Information, Documentation and Exhibitions on the city, architecture, landscape and urban planning in the Brussels-Capital Region

* La Fonderie – Brussels Museum of Industry and Labour

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Damien Petitot


Dive into the universe of “Déjà-vu,” Damien Petitot’s video installation, a striking introspection on surveillance in public space. Confront yourself with the impact of emerging technologies like facial recognition and machine learning. It’s an invitation to examine our relationship with devices that watch us, often without our knowledge.

The piece welcomes you with an interactive mirror screen, where a discreet camera analyzes your face, assessing age, gender, emotions, and ethnic origin. Transforming this data into live-generated images, it reveals to us how algorithms perceive us, questioning the formation of visual stereotypes.

Damien challenges us: are we simplified into clichés through the gaze of observing machines? “Déjà-vu” dares you to consider how surveillance shapes our lives, emphasizing the importance of privacy and awareness of the stakes of personal data processing. A call to reflection on identity and self-perception in the digital age.

Benjamin Gaulon

2.4 GHz

Discover the 2.4 GHz project, a bold exploration of the underbelly of urban surveillance initiated by Benjamin Gaulon in 2008. Through the clever use of wireless video receivers, this initiative sheds light on the pervasive surveillance devices in our cities. Signals, easily interceptable by those equipped with the right technology, reveal the prevalence of hidden cameras, confronting us with the fragility of privacy.

Gaulon traveled through numerous European cities, capturing images from these receivers to compose revealing documentaries. Then, through a public installation of these devices, he made the invisible visible, educating city dwellers about the extent of surveillance they undergo daily.

In this interactive exhibition, you are invited to navigate the networks of wireless surveillance cameras, tracing signals like modern urban explorers.

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Immerse yourself in the world of “Pézize”, the monumental inflatable installation that redefines the art of space.

Designed by Dynamorphe, “Pézize” is an artisic installation that engages in a dialogue between inside and outside, playing with transparencies and levels through its perforated volumes and bold octahedral structure. It invites you to wander between patios and walkways, under filtered light that sculpts time and space, creating an architectural experience that is both captivating and soothing.

“Pézize” transcends the limits of traditional inflatable structures by embracing complex geometric shapes and inverted double curves. The aesthetic tension, underlined by a play of contrasting colours, maintains the balance of this innovative pneumatic architecture. Dynamorphe stands out for its innovative approach, integrating scientific techniques to create living, reactive spaces .

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Xavier Gazon


What is the impact of music on plants?

In a harmonious marriage between art, science, and nature, Xavier Gazon’s art installation “Gahalana” offers a unique immersive experience where plants become listeners to a polyphonic orchestra on magnetic tapes.

“Gahalana” is a bucolic sonic ecosystem inspired by scientific studies on the interaction between sound and plants. Xavier Gazon, artist and sound luthier, created this installation to express the subtleties of botanical communication.

As visitors wander through this sound garden, they are invited to listen closely to the vibratory whispers and be carried away by this multisensory experience presented for the first time to the public.

Xavier Gazon, a composer, sound artist, and performer, uses techniques to unveil the secrets of the plant kingdom. He invites you to reconsider our relationship with plants and perceive the richness of their sonic world. Immerse yourself in a sensory experience that will broaden your perspectives on interspecies communication and the impact of sound on nature.

Marion Sehier

Les contours de terre

‘Les contours de terre’ are fragments of biological and non-biological soil imprints. They make a poetic link between the structures of the soil and the way in which landscapes are formed. In the form of models, they question the interdependence of the microcosm and the macrocosm, and attempt to preserve the vestiges of a soil in transition.

A visual artist and market gardener, Marion grows shapes made up of intention and chance, born of a tense dialogue between control and letting go. Her work is built around a fragile alchemy, a tenuous space in which simple forms are transformed into fictional memories. A place of wonder and powerlessness, it is often the landscape of ruins that remains and imposes itself in his installations. It is no longer time that operates, but the acceleration of an entropic movement that shows the fragility of a world between calm and tumult.

Marion Séhier, born in 1987, lives and works in Brussels. She studied cross-disciplinary art at the Ecole Supérieure d’Art d’Avignon (FR) and sculpture at the Académie Royale des Beaux Arts in Brussels.


Exhibition on vertical farming

This activity is only available in NL-FR

Microflavours is Brussels’ most impressive indoor vertical farm, and it invites you to discover the fascinating world of urban agriculture.

Microflavours’s projects are a great way to discover how to grow micro-sprouts and mushrooms in an urban environment.

Micro sprouts are young vegetable shoots harvested early in their growth stage, just after the first leaves appear. They are rich in flavour and nutrients, often more concentrated than their mature versions. Microflavours’ vertical farm uses a hydroculture method, where plants are grown without soil and receive the necessary nutrients via an aqueous solution. This innovative approach makes efficient use of water and resources while guaranteeing fresh, high-quality produce.

Discover this blend of technology, sustainability and culinary prowess in the heart of Brussels.

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Pauline Vanden Neste & Tom Lyon


The Brussels Canal has undergone numerous changes throughout history. Once, it served as a natural barrier for the city, but today, this former industrial district undergoing redevelopment represents a significant economical, social, and real estate asset for the Brussels of tomorrow.

The photographic series “Zones” is a visual exploration of the areas around the Brussels canal. Through the lenses of young photographers Pauline Vanden Neste and Tom Lyon, you are invited to discover areas of this emblematic district, the way it comes alive, and the people who live there.

Formerly an industrial center, these areas are now the scene of major urban change, particularly within the framework of the Canal Plan, which aims to revitalise waterfront areas and create new residential and commercial spaces.

Precy Numbi

Robot sapiens Kimbalambala

This exhibition and travelling performance offer an insight into the engaged artistic universe of an eco-futurist creator.

Precy Numbi is a visual artist, sculptor and performer who uses his art to raise public awareness of contemporary environmental and social issues. A graduate of the Kinshasa Academy of Fine Arts, Numbi is politically committed to human rights through militant performances in public spaces.

His works and performances explore themes of resistance, human resilience and environmental degradation. He uses recycled materials such as used plastic bottles, car bodies and electronic waste to create poetic films, analogue characters, living sculptures and contemporary masks. By interacting with the audience, he invites everyone to think about their own responsibility for preserving the planet and come up with creative solutions for a better future.