Due to the current situation we’ve decided to cancel our colloquium on the 12th of January. But we will launch our new book. No matter what. How? We’ll open the 12th a museum for one day. For us, the temporary character of our projects is synonymous with flexibility. We adapt the space to ever-changing needs, we experiment with new forms. Experimentation is in the DNA of Allee Du Kaai. So, we decided to transform the space into a museum for one day. You can pass by, discover it by yourself our you can book a guided tour to get more explanation. And that’s not all, you can leave with our brand new book (free donation) about Allee Du Kaai in your hands.
Our first book “Leegstond” combined our practical experience with the results of four years of intensive research into vacant spaces throughout Belgium. This book is a practical guide for those who want to temporarily occupy an empty building.*
Our book "Allee Du Kaai" brings together our experiences in a particular neighborhood undergoing a mega-transformation, shares our successes and failures and asks questions about our role in the city.
Everyone can find something interesting in this book. Those who have never been here before can join a guided tour, urbanists and architects can learn from our work on the site, our peers, partners and volunteers can get lost in a nostalgic trip through all the photos and politicians can take inspiration from this manifesto for an alternative in the city, a plea for free havens.
Some themes we discuss:
How to build an alternative city?
Who are the players on Allee Du Kaai?
Why do we turn a blind eye now and then?
Why do something the easy way when it can be done the hard way?
Are there limits to temporality?
What legacy will Allee Du Kaai leave behind?
We have invested with a whole community for the last 7 years. 9000 m2 that is a work of many hands and hearts. For the book this is no different.
YOU ARE MORE THAN WELCOME TO COME AND DISCOVER THE BOOK AND THE SPACES OF ALLEE DU KAAI ON WEDNESDAY 12/1/2022.
Toestand Academy offers a series of workshops in which we teach you how to find your way within various DIY themes that one can face during the temporary use of an empty building. These workshops are given by experts who come to share their knowledge and experience.