• Interlitratour Christine Brooke-Rose

    28/03 - 28/03/2022

    Dr. Hannah Van Hove, FWO postdoctoral researcher at the VUB, invites you to relive part of the childhood of novelist Christine Brooke-Roose (1923-2012), and to take a walk as we explore the neighborhood where Brooke-Rose used to live and hear about the themes, influences and legacies of this neglected writer. This walk is a collaboration with Interlitratour festival and Willemsfond Brussel.

    The audio tour can be followed via the website in English and Dutch.

  • ‘Wunderkammer’ with a Brussels touch

    28/03 - 28/03/2022
    From 13:00 Until 14:00

    Join CAVA on a journey through our ‘Wunderkammer’. For weKONEKT.brussels, we have turned our archives into a Wunderkammer embodying the spirit of Brussels. The tour of the ‘Wunderkammer’ will be given in Dutch.

    Archiefdepot CAVA VUB
    Jolien Van Leuven
  • Hack-it-Green! Hackathon about sustainable consumption

    30/03 - 30/03/2022
    From 09:00 Until 11:30

    Think and ‘hack’ along on the main sustainability issues of today. At four tables, the VUB Green Team invites you to work on a challenge around sustainable consumption (mobility, travel, food or ‘ecological handprinting’), in the ‘sustainable village’ Be Here. Together with partner organisations, we’ll identify the problem is and come up with an out-of-the-box idea on how to motivate students to make sustainable choices. We conclude with a lunch and an exhibition by Bru:Tecture.

  • Exposition: “Woman and senator, a challenge: 100 years of women in (Belgian) politics”

    28/03 - 30/03/2022
    From 13:00 Until 16:00

    Senator Katia Segers provides the political science students with a guided tour of the Sentaat as part of the course ‘Political Parties and Elections’. She will tell them more about what it means to be a woman in the political world today as they take in the expo.

    The activity is exclusively for the students of the courses.

    De Senaat
    Silvia Erzeel
  • Sciensano Webinar

    30/03 - 30/03/2022
    From 13:00 Until 15:00

    Dr. Birgit Mertens and Dr. Eric Deconinck, both VUB alumni Pharmaceutical sciences, will be giving a presentation on their tasks and responsibilities within Sciensano for the master students Pharmaceutical sciences.

    The activity is exclusively for students enrolled in the course.

    Mathieu Vinken
  • Guest lecture: Street politics with Femke Kaulingfreks

    30/03 - 30/03/2022
    From 15:00 Until 17:00

    For the course Agology, professor Meurs invites political philosopher and anthropologist Femke Kaulingfreks for a guest lecture on Street Politics. In this lecture questions such as “What is the relevance of the cultural aspect of (street) politics?” and “Where does “culture” enter politics and vice versa?” will be discussed.

    Vlaams Parlement
    Pieter Meurs
  • weKONEKT.tables

    30/03 - 30/03/2022
    From 18:00 Until 22:00

    Your personal well-being is considered a priority by the VUB. Now more than ever. Therefore, weKONEKT.brussels warmly invites you for a cosy and inspirational dinner. Guided by VUB experts, small groups of 5 to 6 students will discuss topics such as art as therapy, sleep, procrastination, psychosocial health and many more. Slam poet Lisette Ma Neza will capture the evening in several performances.

    The tables will be in Dutch and English. Registration is required.

    Pilar Box
    Ian Komac
  • Honours session

    30/03 - 30/03/2022
    From 18:00 Until 20:00

    This interdisciplinary course is concerned with examining and questioning representations and constructions of knowledge and reality. Through eight textual and artistic encounters, ranging from scientific and philosophical treatises to book-length poem to art exhibition, novella, and film, we will explore depictions of structures of knowledge and individual embodied experiences and perspectives, paying careful attention to the power (im)balances at play when these come up against each other.

    The session is exclusively for Honours Programme students.

    Hannah Van Hove
  • Guest lecture: Brussels job market

    30/03 - 30/03/2022
    From 18:00 Until 20:00

    In collaboration with SERV, professor Christophe Vanroelen will be hosting a guest lecture on the Brussels labour market in context of the course Arbeidssociologie.

    The lecture is exclusively for students enrolled in the course.

    Christophe Vanroelen
  • Film still Cool Abdoul

    Fighting Spirits

    30/03 - 30/03/2022
    From 21:00 Until 22:00

    The Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Martial Arts Platform join forces for the film screening of Jonas Baeckeland’s Cool Abdoul. In Fighting Spirits we highlight the eventful life story of Ismail Abdoul, and talk about martial arts and everyone’s ultimate fight of life. That with yourself.

  • Exhibition: Hello there, I just wanted to ask how you’re doing

    28/03 - 31/03/2022
    From 14:00 Until 20:00

    During the 6th edition of the Pilar ASAP Festival, the exhibition space is transformed into a Consol(id)ation Room. Whatever our current mood is – it being happy, stressed, confident, worried or anywhere in between – the exhibition offers a small break from the seemingly inevitable rush of daily life activities. As the artworks on display gently open up a conversation about topics such as mental health, selfcare and expressing emotions, we might find comfort in knowing that we’re not alone in feeling a certain way.

    Bjorne Baeten
  • Performance: Endkind

    29/03 - 31/03/2022
    From 20:00

    The third-year students leave the earth and float through the cosmos. It soon becomes clear that in doing so, they are also transcending reality. Gravity is unstable and it is not clear whether the future will come to them or vice versa. Along the way, they explore themes such as megalomaniac expansionism, faith, identity and alienation from their surroundings.  They make attempts to escape from human nature or to redefine what is typical of the human species. Where will they land?

    RITCS Campus Bottelarij
    Hendrik De Smedt
  • Semaine d’innovation pédagogique

    28/03 - 01/04/2022

    For several years now, the Faculty of Architecture at the ULB has been questioning the renewal of the role, the roles, of the architect in contemporary urban, spatial and citizen dynamics. Alongside the now traditional role of the architect-urban planner providing services, many other roles are emerging today or are being recognised in their importance, multiplying the ways of impacting on the world around them: artist, artisan-builder, researcher, critic, curator, lobbyist, advisor, wild gardener, civil servant, … In order to explore these new roles in a practical way, various collaborative workshops are organised for BA3, MA1 and ERASMUS students of the faculty.

  • Podcasts « Au Grand Air » about the challenges of preserving biodiversity.

    28/03 - 01/04/2022

    Discover 4 podcasts addressing the challenges of preserving biodiversity from different angles in the company of experts, associations and ULB professors.

    The podcast is in French.

  • Molem’back to the future

    28/03 - 01/04/2022

    City game! Get to know the Great War in Molenbeek in an active way, and play the “Molem’back to the future” city game! Armed with your smartphone, you take to the streets to find out where we can still see the remnants of a fascinating part of our pastin “Molem” today. Are you up for the challenge?

    The game is available in Dutch and French.

  • MAD invites Ilke Cop and Margot Van Den Berghe

    28/03 - 01/04/2022
    From 09:00 Until 18:00

    As part of the weKONEKT.week, MAD is hosting two Brussels-based young professional artists. Both are residents at Pilar, an artistic laboratory in Brussels for young people, located at the VUB. It is an exhibition area for art by young, innovative creators and established figures, cross-fertilised with the ground-breaking knowledge of scientists.

    MAD Brussels
    Dieter Van Den Storm
  • Brussels delicacies at the VUB Restaurant

    28/03 - 01/04/2022
    From 11:00 Until 14:00

    The VUB Resto treats everyone to a special weKONEKT.week menu. A full week of dishes that are typically Brussels. Brussels sprouts, stew with Brussels beer, rabbit Belgian style and much more. Take a look at this weeks’ menu for all details.

    VUB Resto