Liberal semantics

Liberal semantics

Boudewijnlaan, 1000 BXSL Unemployed people need to fill out a stamp card (stempelkaart / carte de pointage) to indicate whether they worked, were unemployed, or were on a holiday. The liberal Union helps its members and employees to understand the difference between a square metal box for depositing documents from a square metal box to […] more…
Women and children first

Women and children first

Rue de Rempart des moines, 1000 BXL more…
From shit scraper to rain pipe

From shit scraper to rain pipe

. Many 19th + early 20 century houses in Brussels have a small space at foot level next to the main entrance. It is where the so called ‘shit-scraper’ used to be installed: a metal bar that you can use to scrape off the soles of your shoes, before entering the house. Having become obsolete, […] more…
Hollow symmetry

Hollow symmetry

Rue d’Andenne, 1060 Saint-Gilles more…
Bandaged again

Bandaged again

Another turn in bandaging this damaged lamppost. Swathed lamppost Alternative trash can more…
City park grave

City park grave

There are many homeless people in Brussels. Since two years one guy lived in a small tent right in the middle of the park on the Quai à la Houille, next to a very popular children’s playground. A photo of the tent in 2014 can be seen on Google maps. He died recently. The place […] more…
Skywalkers cross here

Skywalkers cross here

Avenue Antoine Depage, 1050 Ixelles, Bruxelles more…
Komechezsoi

Komechezsoi

Comme Chez Soi is one of Brussels best known restaurants. This snack on the Boulevard Baudouin is paying tribute with a funky deviation of that name. more…
Sheep maintenance

Sheep maintenance

La Ferme du Parc Maximilien, Quai du Batelage 2, 1000 bxl A sight you don’t encounter everyday in a city: this sheep needs medical attention and is being held by its caretaker. The poor animal seems to be paralised in a calm state of anxiety. Three very worried cohabitants observe the alarming scene on their […] more…
Swathed lamppost

Swathed lamppost

Rue Pierre-Victor Jacobs, Molenbeek,Brussels Fresh bandages for this broken lamppost. It was needed; see it’s previous state: Alternative trash can more…
Bed gate extension

Bed gate extension

Two notable additions to the gate around the claimed space in Rue Vanbogaerde: An added side bar connects the two sides: it’s beginning to become a fenced of mini garden. Also: new obstacle are added to prevent cars from parking into the gate. Previous posts about the bed gate are here: http://westenberg.constantvzw.org/?p=1860 more…
1 meter free parking

1 meter free parking

The Avenue du Roi forms the border between the neighborhoods Saint-Gilles and Foret. When leaving Saint-Gilles a sign says you leave the paid parking zone. One meter further, when entering Foret, a sign tells you you are entering a paid parking zone. more…
Black face

Black face

Rue de Montenegro, 1060 Saint-Gilles, Bxl A girls face on an icecream publicity, blocked out with a spray can. more…
Foam Head

Foam Head

Metro Central Station, 1000 Brussels more…
Frame

Frame

Avenue pr. Elisabeth, 1030 Schaerbeek, Brussels more…
Wifi free

Wifi free

Avenue Fonsny, 1060 Brussels Badly translated or very much avant-garde ? Does this café offer free wifi or is it a space where you can enjoy the abscence of wireless radiation ? more…
Horse collar

Horse collar

Avenue Tervueren, 1150, Woluwe Saint-Pierre, BXL This sculpture lost its stability. It is secured with an elastic band to the tree next to it. more…
Desigual drama

Desigual drama

Inno, Rue Neuve, 1000 BXL A drama took place in the window of the Inno department store. Was it the bear? the christmas tree ? more…
Buiten Diest

Buiten Diest

Grote Markt, 1000 Brussels. A small mistake in the translation to Dutch of ‘Hors Service’ / out of service: It should have been ‘Buiten dienst’. Some kind person added the missing ‘n’ with a pen. ‘Diest’, by the way, is a city in Belgium. Buiten Diest, therefore means ‘outside of Diest’. more…
Bed gate 2

Bed gate 2

Rue Vandenbogaerde, 1080 Molenbeek A found bed in the process of being transormed to a fence around a reclaimed bit of city green. Below are some previous stages of this work in progress: http://westenberg.constantvzw.org/?p=1836 http://westenberg.constantvzw.org/?p=1035 more…
Ex shop

Ex shop

Thys-straat, 1060 Sint-Gillis This former shop is inhabited. The small entry niche is converted and now houses plants. Judging from the blue signs next to them, the plants are under safe camera surveillance. more…
New lock Old handle

New lock Old handle

Rue Lisbonne, 1060 Saint-Gilles more…
Scratch & peek

Scratch & peek

The glass wall of the corridor that spans the central hall of the Bozar museum in Brussels is temporarily blocked with grey self adhesive plastic. A scratched hole in the plastic allows a view on the lower storey. Is this expression of spatial curiosity intended as a critical intervention addressing problematics of representation of female […] more…
Bed hek

Bed hek

Rue Vandenbogaerde, 1080 Molenbeek An old bed served well in the upgrade of The fence around this reappropriated garden. Below is an earlier version: http://westenberg.constantvzw.org/?p=1035 more…
To BXL

To BXL

Trainstation Mons A new pole is put in front of the new signage in the new station of Bergen / Mons. Travelling to Brussels might be difficult for people who are depending on the announcements of destinations. Picture by Michel Cleempoel more…
A vendre

A vendre

Rue de la Grande Triperie, Mons, BE Beautiful apartments for sale ! Picture by Michel Cleempoel more…
Luxurious apartments !

Luxurious apartments !

Apartments are constructed everywhere, even in La Louvière :-). Judging from the moss and weeds growing on the site, their construction has started already some time ago. Hopefully the lengthy building period will not prevent these apartments to eventually become ‘luxurious’ as is anounced on the banner that is attached to the gate surrounding the […] more…
Square basement cover

Square basement cover

Rue de Prague, 1060 Saint-Gilles Look at me I am an urban reparation. more…
Yellow Black White

Yellow Black White

Rue d’Andenne, 1060 Saint-Gilles A door with a rather atypical colour scheme. Now that the world cup soccer is played in Brazil and flags of many colours fly in the streets of Brussels, i can’t help wondering of this could be a way to express sympathy to a certain country ? But black yellow and […] more…
Corner Winkel

Corner Winkel

A nice bilingual shop sign on Rue du Midi, 1000 Bxl. In Dutch / English ‘Corner Winkel’ would mean: corner shop. In German / English it could be a poetic way to translate corner. ‘Corner angle’, ‘Corner corner’ hmm suggestions welcome. more…