This walk is only available in FR – NL

Gare de l’Ouest has all the makings of a lively town centre: all the metro lines cross here, the train stops here and it lies along the busy Chaussée de Ninove. The Ekla tower block and the neighbourhood renewal contracts are bringing new residents to the area.

And yet it often remains quiet, the Wild West of Molenbeek. A Brukselbinnensteubuiten guide takes you on a tour of a hidden aspect of the neighbourhood. Away from the traffic of the main thoroughfares, you’ll discover the urban traces of committed residents and a strong community dynamic (collective vegetable garden, self-managed park, socio-cultural venues, etc.). Saturday’s visit will end with a visit to the ‘carré & co’ neighbourhood urban design workshop.

This tour is available in NL at 13:00 and in FR at 15:00.

To register for this activity, click here.

Felix Aerts & Arshia Ali Azmat

Talk on your neighbourhood of the future

Join us for an engaging debate and Q&A session featuring Arshia Ali Azmat and Felix Aerts at Park Ouest. a community organiser and a graphic designer, working with the Brussels Centre for Urban Studies as well as on the research project “WELCOMIN – Community Welfare Mixed Infrastructures”. Her work probes the nexus of culture, housing, and politics, aiming to envision a city that is more accommodating for all its residents. With a background in coordinating a cultural network addressing migration and social justice within artistic realms, Arshia brings a unique perspective to urban community welfare.

On the other side, Felix Aerts represents Toestand vzw, a rapidly expanding non-profit focused on revitalizing temporarily vacant spaces for social and cultural uses. Their current initiative transforms the area between Beekkant and Osseghem into Park Ouest—a space for community building, sports, relaxation, and more.

This discussion will delve into the future of the neighbourhood and the ongoing development of Park Ouest. Attendees are invited to contribute their visions for their community’s future, engaging with various scenarios inspired by prospective research. Don’t miss this opportunity to shape the future of your community through active participation and forward-thinking dialogue.

puzzle, géometrie

Inforsciences - ULB

Geometric puzzle

A polygon is a closed geometric shape made up of line segments. Can any polygon be cut into a limited number of pieces and then rearranged into a square?

We invite you to explore this fascinating question through the game of puzzles. What about three- or five-dimensional spaces? Would things be different if we had the ability to divide our shapes into an infinite number of pieces? We encourage you to join us in the fascinating world of geometric dissection. Join us for an adventure into the world of geometric transformations through puzzles and intellectual challenges.

Thema’s: Stedelijke ontwikkeling, Architectuur, Informeel leren

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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.