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2018-01-14 20:11:34

L’Arabe … continues

This picture is a sequel to previous posts about the contestations of the text on the ‘monument to the Congo warriors’ in the Cinquantenaire parc which are in the ‘Congo Monument’ category. The scratching out and reinsertions of the words ‘arabe ‘ (fr) arabische (nl) is continuing. For more context on what is going on, […]

2018-01-14 19:57:01

Feed Leopold to the birds

The association ACED ‘citizens for a decolonialised public space’ (Association Citoyenne pour un Espace public Décolonial) has removed the statue in honor of Leopold II in the Duden Parc in Brussels in protest to the violent colonial history in Congo. A day later a version of the buste made out of birdseed appeared. The case […]

2018-01-14 11:38:49

Smokers platform

October 2017, platform 3, North station, Brussels. A practical joke ? A citizens initiative to diminish the amount of cigarette buds on the pavement and propose an extra disposal next to the existing bags installed on the platform ? This ashtray has been glued to the garbage tray. It was actually used a lot, I […]

2018-01-14 11:26:22

Road block bakken

Rue Haeck, 1080 bxl Piled up heavy wooden boxes filled with gravel stones serve as road block and guarentee parking place for motor bikes.

2018-01-14 11:03:46

Scooter stand

Rue Pierre Victor Jacobs straat, 1080 A wooden pallet serves as parking device. The pallet prevents cars from parking and reserves a permanent spot in the street for this scooter. One plank has been removed from the pallet. By placing the front wheel of the scooter in the vacant slot, the scooter stays upright. The […]

2017-07-30 11:24:54

Doorstop

15 Rue Vanderperren, Jette An improvised doorstop preventing the frontdoor of this apartment building to swing open widely.

2017-06-30 14:04:30

Utility shack

Neerstalsesteenweg 76, 1190 Vorst.

2017-05-10 17:34:02

Brick white squared cover

Augustijnerstraat, Jette, Brussels Contemporary solution to common problem: making sure filth or rain will not enter the cellar through the traditional ventilation grid. Here’s an equally beautiful, more Bric-à-brac style solution: http://westenberg.constantvzw.org/?p=1097

2017-02-17 02:48:04

Putting the L in nouvel

Gare du Nord, 1000 Brussels Renovation of the main hall is in full progress. Temporary signage is pointing travelers the way to the new entrance. An unfortunate translation mistake needed to be corrected on all posters. It became an adventure in individual letter placing and spacing.

2017-02-13 21:40:05

Serious at work

café Lecoq, 1050 Ixelles, Bxl