ALLEE DU KAAI was nominated for best mixity practice but sadly just didn't make it.
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Journée [Biestebroek] dag
It is almost there! In less then two weeks it is time for our ‘Journee Biestebroek dag’! On the 13th of May, from 14:00 to 20:00, we invite everybody to meet our partners and enjoy diverse activities. Get prepared for amazing workshops, Spanish food and drinks, project-presentations, music, dance and circus performances, a free bookshop, an exhibition, theatre, games, opening of the recording studio, city gardening and more.
Toestand goes Granada!
Benefit 13 May
Since 2015, we’ve been going abroad each summer: Kremenchuk, Ukraine in 2015 and Pristina, Kosova in 2016. This year, we’ll go to Granada with a group of 35 volunteers to renovate an abandoned building for the Verano Abierto festival in the north of Granda.
Our volunteers will make Spanish tapas, drinks and have a beach bar on the Biestebroek Day 13.05. All proceedings will go to our project abroad. So come and eat paëlla, drink cocktails and support the cause! We’ll also show you videos of the other projects abroad. Can’t make it? Mail email@example.com support the project by purchasing a support card.
Our partner Growfunding/bxl, who shares the open workspace with us at Biestebroek organises the next ‘Open Bar’, which takes place at the 17th of May. They are planning a tombola, some snacks, music and an expo. Another partner, Biestebière, will serve a dish with chicory from our caves mixed with home made beer. Attention, this ‘Open bar’ will not take place in the bar but in the open-workspace, first floor of the Pias building.
Termokiss is the cultural centre in Pristina, Kosovo, we created last summer with local young people and a Swiss organisation. Today, they are crowdfunding for their necessary repairs and their general functioning. Support Termokiss!
On Mondays, there is no market on Marie Moskou. But you can come and listen, talk and sing at Radio Moskou! We invite you every Monday from 17:00 – 19:00 at the Marie Janson square. If you want to share your entertaining skills with others, get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Biestebroek coordinator’ and Toestand co-founder Niels Coppens had an artist residency in the city of Mönchengladbach between March and August 2016, where he occupied an abandoned hotel during 6 months. Lucas Destrijcker followed the project and wrote a booklet which is now available at Allee Du Kaai and Biestebroek or online.
ALLEE DU KAAI has been selected for the Visit.brussels Mixity Awards. These awards valorise the diversity in the city, by rewarding projects which include all layers and all cultures in Brussels. Allee du kaai was selected in the ‘best practice’ series. Help us win the public vote by voting for Toestand at the bottom of this page! And sharing is caring; the more you share this message, the bigger chance we have to win the money prize attached to the award. Thanks for spreading the love!
Offices looking for partners
Is your organisation in need of an office? Does your organisation have a socio-cultural approach? Don’t you mind sharing spaces with others? Biestebroek is looking for fixed partners to occupy the office area. Please email a short explanation of your organization to email@example.com.
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Documentaries at Allee du kaai
Saturday 13th of May it is time for a new documentary screening in Allee du Kaai. This time Merci Patron, by the jorunalist and filmmaker Francois Ruffin. Allee du Kaai is showing documentaries every month so keep an eye on the agenda for the upcoming screenings.
MERCI PATRON (13.05.17 – 20:00)
François Ruffin, 2016, France/Belgique, 1h24, Language: FR
For Jocelyne and Serge Klur, things are in a perilous state: their factory which made Kenzo suits (Groupe LVMH), in Poix-du-Nord, near Valenciennes, has been relocated to Poland. The couple are now out of work, burdened with debts, and now risk losing their house.This is when François Ruffin, founder of the Fakir newspaper, knocks on their door, he will save them.
BRUZZ made a short video report on the construction of Biestebroek, the latest project of toestand. Make sure you check it out.
We also have a Flickr page with the pictures of our first ‘Journée Biestebroek dag’, which was a big succes.
Ensembles. Architectuur en ambacht
Toestand is taking part in the exhibition “Ensembles. Architectuur en ambacht” curated by VAI. The opening is scheduled for 29th of September. During that evening Toestand gave a talk at 8pm. The exhibition will happen at deSingel in Antwerp.
Open call: The collectif
vegetable garden, Biestebroek
Toestand is starting a new project in Anderlecht called ‘Biestebroek’. This new project is part of the neighbourhood contract which is also called ‘Biestebroek’ and is supported by the municipality of Anderlecht and the Brussels Capital Region. For this project we are looking for a partner who will create and follow up a vegetable garden program together with the neighbourhood. Interested in growing food that can also be used in the public kitchen? Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0478/879894.
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