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[Salon] The Commons with Michel Bauwens

The feeling is increasingly widespread – we’re locked in an outdated capitalist system, relying on broken models and theories that seem ill-fitted to our modern age. Is there an alternative to capitalism and big industry as we know it? Michel Bauwens, leading Belgian peer-to-peer theorist, says there is. If we start to look at big industry as simply a choice, rather than a necessity, our whole view of economics can be revolutionised.

In Her Skin: Exploring (Personal) Space

EN | This performance asks you to not sit still; it asks you to walk, listen, watch, and to respond. Following a trajectory through a large, dark space, you’ll encounter artists you haven’t seen before and you’ll explore what you feel about their performances, their art and what they have to say about their experiences as women constantly moving in and through personal and public space in the city. You’ll be a flaneur through this multidisciplinary performance, involving design, music, painting, dance, and poetry.

Bicycle priority zone across entire city centre of Mechelen

Starting today, bicycles have priority in the city centre of Mechelen. All 179 streets located inside the city’s ring road – a total of 30 kilometres – are now cycle streets. While other cities have cycle streets here and there, Mechelen is the first city in Belgium to roll out the concept across...
New psychiatric assessment for Dutroux

Tribunal approves request for new psychiatric assessment of child killer Marc Dutroux

The sentencing enforcement tribunal of Brussels ordered a new psychiatric assessment of notorious convicted paedophile Marc Dutroux on Monday, following a request from his lawyers, reports RTBF. An appointed panel of three psychiatric experts has until May 11, 2020, to submit a final report on...

Brussels man finds stolen bicycle in Albania thanks to app

A Brussels man recently discovered his stolen electric bicycle in Albania, thanks to the digital savvy of local bike producer Cowboy and the good people of Reddit. With the further help of remarkably efficient Albanian authorities, he’s working to get it back to Belgium. “About a month ago, my bike...
Belgian prime minister Sophie Wilmès with King Philippe

Sophie Wilmès appointed prime minister of Belgium by King Philippe

Sophie Wilmès is Belgium’s first female head of government following her appointment as prime minister by King Philippe at the royal palace on Sunday. She replaces Charles Michel who has stepped down to prepare for his new job as president of the European Council on 1 December. Like Michel, Wilmès...

Opening Fair Encounters by Dirk Eelen

Husk Gallery is delighted to invite you to the upcoming exhibition FAIR ENCOUNTERS, the first solo show of Dirk Eelen at the gallery in Rivoli Brussels.
The Belgian painter presents a new series of paintings featuring the artist's childhood memories and his special feel for nostalgia.

The race to freedom: Belgium commemorates momentous years of 1944-45 liberation

The epic battle of Waterloo, the killing fields of World War One in Flanders, the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes… Belgium’s soil is indelibly marked with conflict. Now, as a final curtain to five years of major wartime commemorations, the country is marking the 75th anniversary of its...

'The freshest beer in Brussels': New brewery La Source serves straight from the vat

Until the second half of the 20th century, Brussels was home to more than 100 breweries - but relocations and consolidations reduced that number to one (Cantillon) by the turn of this century. Now the number is up to about 10 with the latest, La Source, opening in the historic Byrrh building. Byrrh...

Mont des Arts venues come together to launch Picture! Festival

The new Picture! Festival is the first event of its kind dedicated to the art of illustration. The initiative , coordinated by the non-profit organisation Mont des Arts, is the first joint project by some 30 cultural, tourist, economic and social institutions from Brussels' cultural hub. There will...

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