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Allee du Kaai: Skate Café
After having to empty ‘La Zinzinerie’, the biggest hangar of Allée du Kaai, we’ve created a new free indoor skate park inside the RAG (main entrance). Boys, girls, grown-ups, kids… Everybody is welcome on Monday/Wednesday/Sunday to skate. And don’t worry if you’re not a pro (yet): we’re all here to help and learn from each other. On Sundays there are free initiation lessons. Follow the ‘Skate Café’ (Facebook) and @skatecafebxl (Instagram) to stay informed of all events..
Monday 19:00 – 21:30
Wednesday19:00 – 21:30
Sunday15:00 – 21:30
BiestebroekBis: Volunteer Moment Bénévoles + Biestebar
On Friday, our volunteers meet at BiestebroekBis’ Biestebar to catch up and spend some time together. Would you like to become a volunteer at Toestand? Then this evening is the perfect opportunity to join!
Friday 8.03 @ BiestebroekBis
Fb: Volunteer Moment Bénévoles + Biestebar
Allée du Kaai: Journée Allee du Kaai Dag
Now that the cold days are over, we’re looking forward to one of the most colourful and biggest events of the year at Allee du Kaai! Everybody is warmly invited to meet our partners and their various activities. Workshops, concerts, animations, expositions, good food… It will impossible to get bored!
Marie Moskou: Local Kitchen Garden
To make Marie Moskou’s last summer unforgettable we have a lot of surprises in mind. Among them is a temporary summer bar, called ‘Moskou Kola’, right on Place Marie-Janson. All drinks served at the bar will be made with ingredients grown at our own greenhouse, which we’ll start creating next week in our pavilion.
On Wednesday (13 & 20) and Thursday (14 & 21) we will create wooden bins and structures to grow plants in. Everybody is invited, we’d love your help!
Looking for something to pimp your home? A game for the kids? An original piece of clothing for the most stylish spring ever? Then BiestebroekBis is the place to be next Sunday. We’re having a flea market for and by people from the neighborhood. If you’d like to sell some stuff as well, reserve a sales stand by mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday 10.03@ BiestebroekBis
14:00 – 18:00
Allee du Kaai: Macramé Workshop
You’ve probably seen them already, those pretty knotted ropes to hang plants in. You know what? They’re not difficult to make at all! On Saturday we will teach you how to make your own macramé. You’re welcome at Allée du Kaai from 14:00 till 17:00
Allée du Kaai: CamioZinzo ft. Soukacoustik
As long as our biggest hangar ‘La Zinzinerie’ isn’t down yet,CamioZinzowill keep on organizing free parties. Travel along through all kinds of musical genres: from Balkan to dubstep, from goa to techno,…
BiestebroekBis: Crazy mini golf building days
During these two days we will build awesomely funky, twisted and hilarious mini golf courses at BiestebroekBis. So organise yourself, make a few sketches and try to come up with the craziest idea so we can realise it together. Extra points for recuperating specific materials: the more we have planned or gathered in advance, the more fun we will have while building! Material to make a basic cours will be provided by us, in any case.
Allée du Kaai: Pallet Workshop
Together with Bart, the best do-it-yourselfer of Brussels’ canal area, we’ll learn to work with simple wooden pallets. What to make with them? Discover the endless possibilities of pallets during Bart’s workshop!
Allee du Kaai: Claim our quay!
Allee du Kaai’s outside spaces can use some extra activities for this spring and summer. Especially the cobble quay alongside the canal because soon there won’t be cars passing by anymore. (hooray!) So if you’d like to open a permanent plant market, a vegetable garden, or if you’d like to fill the quay with inflatable swimming pools… It’s possible! Can you feel the ideas coming up? Send a mail to email@example.com. We’re looking forward to hearing your suggestions!
Allée du Kaai: Singa Blabla
Allée du Kaai has a new partner! On Thursday evening everybody is welcome to join a Singa BlaBla gathering. Singa Blabla brings new citizens in contact with other citizens, so they can meet new people and practice French/Dutch in an informal way. This activity is free and open for all. You don’t have to register in advance. Just pass by!
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
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