BiestebroekBis: Journée BiestebroekBis Dag
Curious to discover the activities taking place at our yellow-blue cave called
BiestebroekBis? Come over this Saturday! On the program: workshops, concerts,
delicious vegan tacos and last but not least… 1-2-3 Piano! After the musical chairs at the opening event, we got a taste for old school games you probably didn’t play for a long time. See you on Saturday!
Allee du Kaai: Baz’art Market
It’s the beginning of December which means the quest for the most original Christmas gifts has officially begun. But we have the some good news! HäshetCollective, is organizing a market where many creative minds and inventors will sell their homemade creations. The perfect place to find an original gift!
Fb: Baz’art Market
8/12 @ Allee du Kaai (14:00 – 19:00)
Toestand: Women in public space
Our aim is always to create (or contribute to) places in the city where everybody feels welcome and free to be themselves. But our experience tells us that there’s still a long way to go, not only regarding equality of origin, class or religion but also regarding gender equality, especially in public spaces. Therefore we would like to organise a week that focusses on women in public space and everything that goes along. Since we’re no experts ourselves, we would like to involve as many organisations and individuals who feel related to this topic. Interested in contributing and making this week as interesting as possible? Come over to our first gathering to discuss all of this.
19/12 @ Allee du Kaai
10:00 – 12:00 or 18:00 – 20:00 (depending of de availability of the people who like to join)
Allee du Kaai: Journée des enfants – Dag van de kleine
Next Saturday Allee du Kaai welcomes all Brussels’ kids for a day full of sweet games, skate sessions, films, music, treats, a DJ… In short: The perfect play date! For this festive occasion we’re collecting toys. Unused toys at home? Bring them to Allee du Kaai during our permanences
(Wednesday/Friday 15h – 18h & Saturday 14h – 20h)
Allee du Kaai: Building Days
Do you like to build, repair, paint,… ? We need your help to prepare our Kids’ Day, which will take place next Saturday. Come over and give us a helping hand!
BiestebroekBis: Avant première Toestand International Docu
Last summer Toestand and 40 volunteers traveled to Tetova, a city in the North of Macedonia. Over there we transformed an abandoned building into a sociocultural space, and a deserted place into a skate park. The whole project was filmed and made into a documentary. The final edit will be shown at our brand new ‘Cinema Biestebroek’. You’re more than welcome to join the screening!
21/12 @ BiestebroekBis (19:00 – 20:30)
BiestebroekBis: Biestebar Metalnight!
Tired of all that cheesy Christmas stuff? Come to the metal edition of our Biestebar where bands like Growing Horns, Irreligion, Deathwish, King’s Summit and Het Lood will give the best of themselves. Our blue/yellow cave will be darker than ever! Not into metal? No worries. You can just have a coffee in the bar and ignore the riffs coming out of our cellar. (But that would be a pity tough)
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