BiestebroekBis: Big Opening Party
The beginning of September… the perfect time for a fresh start! Saturday 15thSeptember BiestebroekBis, a new project in Anderlecht, is opening its doors for the first time. Everybody is welcome to enjoy the countless activities that are taking place during the afternoon. When the sun goes down we’re playing musical chairs under the guidance of Phonetics (DJ) who will take care of the late night extension of this free block party.
15/09/2018, 14:00 – 22:00
Grote BiestebroekBis Ouverture
Allee du Kaai: BROCANTE
Junk for some, valuable for others. Saturday 29thSeptember Allee du Kaai is organizing a flea market: Brocante Allee du Kaai. Like every year, there will be good food, concerts, animations, workshops…
29/09/2018, 12:00 – 22:00
Brocante Allee du Kaai (29.09.2018)
SAVE THE DATE -> 4.10.2018
We’re organizing a day to reflect on temporary use of public space at Marie Moskou. During the day we’re having a workshop with similar organizations that are active in this field. Nevertheless everybody is welcome! Interested? Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. Afterwards we’re having a public debate to present the output of the workshop and to share some thoughts with everyone who’s interested to reflect on this subject.
More information soon!
Allee du Kaai: Preparation Day / Building Days
Allee du Kaai needs your help to make sure its places are ready for the flea market of Saturday 29th. In the mood to build, to paint, to clean… ? Come over and help us out during our ‘Preparation Day’ and ‘Building Days’.
Bike Tour – North West BXL!
Toestand is looking for a storage place! Sint-Agatha Berchem, Zellik and Asse have some industrial areas. They’re rather small, but interesting enough to do a bike tour so we can make an inventory of the empty buildings. Bring your own bike and camera/smartphone.
14/09/2018, 13:00 – 18:00
BIKE TOUR- NORT WEST BXL-Stockage
Toestand International: Tetova, Macedonia 2018
On August 6th, we took off for Tetova with a group of about thirty Belgian volunteers. Our objective? To transform two abandoned spaces (indoor/outdoor) into a socio-cultural centre. In Tetova about ten Kosovar volunteers of Termokiss joined us, along with some friends from Switzerland and our local partner Democracy Lab. The result of one week of hard labour? A brand new space complete with a small library, a music room and a cosy skate park where you can also play chess and relax on the ‘hill to chill’. From the moment we left, locals started to add finishing touches while some youngsters were preparing graffiti drawings… It feels good to know that the socio-cultural space & skate park we created together are in good hands. Thanks to everyone involved for the hard work and the good energy!
For more pictures have a look at our Fb-page
Grote BiestebroekBis Ouverture 15/09
On September 15th, we’re organizing a block party with concerts, a bouncy castle, a pizza oven etc. to celebrate the opening of BiestebroekBis. More information will follow soon, but mark the date since it will be a not to be missed party 😉
Toestand: Get your own copy of Leegstond!
From now on, Leegstond is for sale in several bookshops. Among them is Passa Porta in Brussels, Copyright Bookshop in Ghent, De Groene Waterman in Antwerp and Amok in Aalst. Leegstond will also be available at the bar of Allee du Kaai, where you can have a drink, a great chat and, if you’re lucky, a signature by the author.
More info at www.leegstond.be
De Wereld Morgen, mei 2018
Van leegstand naar leegstond, maar dan letterlijk
Canvas, Culture Club, mei 2018
VZW Toestand: Masterclass Kraken
Apache, Lola Dirkx, mei 2018
Pleidooi voor zinvolle invulling van leegstaande ruimte
De Standaard, september 2017
Niet anti, wel anders
Ultimas, summer 2016
Toestand speech at Ultimas
Les Mecs, summer 2016
Toestand Mâche Pristina
Recto verso, december 2016 – januari 2017
Hoeveel samenwerkingen kan architectuur verdragen
De Standaard, 22.11.2016
Voor zolang het duurt
The Word Magazine, 03.05.2016
The Guardian, 01.04.2016
Hip-hop and rabbits: the youth group transforming Brussels’ vacant buildings.
Koppen, één, 16.03.2016
Creatief met leegstand.
Free style O, 27.02.2016
Aftermovie, Lara Fromont.
Allee du lapin, 2015
Konijn Rabbit Conejo Kanninchen Coelho at Allee du kaai.
Climate Express, 2015
Weekend in Brussels at Allee du kaai.
Recto Verso, 10.2015
Kraken, bewaken en benutten
New Europe, 06.05.2015
Pioneering temporary use in Brussels
De Morgen, 14.04.2015
Sociaal project Allee du kaai geeft Brusselse jongens ruimte in hoofdstad
Pakhuis De Zwijger, 28.03.2016
Allee du kaai, A place for spontaneity