This semester, the VUB and ULB join forces with their partners and “occupy the city” for one week. Join us and register for off campus and online initiatives during the weKONEKT.week 2021.

New activities and questions may be sent to info@wekonekt.brussels.

Program

    29/03

  • Architectural walking tours

    29/03 - 29/03/2021
    From 08:00 Until 22:00

    An interactive online game outdoors, sounds fun? The ULB architecture-modernity course given by Pablo Lhoas offers you various parcours in order to experience architecture in Brussels, and to share it!

    Brussels
    Pablo Lhoas
  • weDISCOVER.brussels

    29/03 - 29/03/2021
    From 10:00 Until 18:00

    The VUB is excited to welcome EUTOPIA students from all EUTOPIA countries for an exciting virtual exchange week. Aside from a day filled with workshops and teamwork sessions these students will be able to experience the city of Brussels through a virtual city tour focusing on citizen engagement and urban change.

  • Architectural atelier SIP: Le virtuel, notre seule réalité

    29/03 - 29/03/2021
    From 10:00 Until 22:00

    CLOSED SESSION For one week, groups of architecture students will explore what confinement does to our relationship to ourselves, to space, to inhabiting it. Armed with audio-visual material, students will work on the expression of this feeling through a narrative structure and a chosen theme.

  • Podcast launch antipode.

    29/03 - 29/03/2021
    From 10:00 Until 18:00

    Antipode is a podcast by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and BRUZZ. A conversation between two guests and a moderator. One of the guests always has a clear link to the VUB and they invite a guest with strong connections with the city of Brussels. Discover the first episode on Monday, 29 March.

  • Virtual city tour in Brussels

    29/03 - 29/03/2021
    From 12:00 Until 13:00

    Artist, architect and city guide Olaf Winkler will guide you through the city of Brussels and its unique areas. During the tour Olaf will take you to three main areas in the capital of Europe. The canal zone, the newly developed pedestrian zone and the European district all pose specific challenges and opportunities for Brussels.

    Brussels
    Ian Komac
  • Canal It Up

    29/03 - 29/03/2021
    From 13:30 Until 20:00

    Go kayakking on the canal of Brussels to fish for trash in the water! Canal it Up tries to inform people about the problem of water pollution and strives for better water quality, more biodiversity and structural solutions for the trash in the water.
    Greenteam gives away 5 duotickets for an urban kayak adventure.
    One kayak trip lasts +/- one hour.

    Akenkaai
    Milan Calloens
  • Guest lecture: Minister of Media Benjamin Dalle

    29/03 - 29/03/2021
    From 16:00 Until 17:30

    In context of the MediaLab-week, Minister of Media Benjamin Dalle will enter into dialogue with students of Communication studies on youth and media, innovation, and the challenges of a Flemish media policy.

  • Can we make artificial intelligence and algorithms transparent in cities?

    29/03 - 29/03/2021
    From 20:00 Until 22:00

    Can we make artificial intelligence and algorithms transparent in cities? From Helsinki to Brussels. Artificial Intelligence is now pervasive in cities. Algorithms and intelligent systems serve a wide variety of purposes but can also generate crucial debates: for instance around surveillance with facial recognition. What is the situation in the region Brussels? How are universities involved in this?

  • Launch Open Innovation Challenge

    29/03 - 01/04/2021
    From 10:00 Until 22:00

    Student teams meet in Brussels! EUTOPIA students start their collaboration on the Open Innovation Challenge with a workshop on multi- and intercultural communication. With their experience and expertise in a local challenge, they start defining global challenges for the Global Presentation later in the week.

    Brussels
    Free De Backer

    30/03

  • Expert sessions – OIC

    30/03 - 30/03/2021

    VUB and Ljublana experts guide the EUTOPIA students in an expert session focused on the 5 P’s as defined by the United Nations. VUB researchers, professors and fellows share their expertise. We’re excited to welcome Nobel prize winner prof. Kajfež Bogataj in the session on Planet.

  • Guest Lecture ‘Street Politics’

    30/03 - 30/03/2021
    From 10:00 Until 12:00

    In context of the course Agogoly, political philosopher and anthropologist Femke Kaulingfreks is hosting a guest lecture on ‘street politics’.

  • Placemaking at the VUB

    30/03 - 30/03/2021
    From 10:00 Until 16:00

    weDISCOVER frames within the EUTOPIA placemaking workpackage. During the weDISCOVER.week the students will get to experience ways that the VUB engages with its environment and acts as a lever to support the region.

  • Virtual tour PILAR

    30/03 - 30/03/2021
    From 11:30 Until 12:30

    Experience a virtual tour through the PILAR building, get to know the organisation and enjoy their current exhibits

    PILAR
    Ian Komac
  • Café E-Coloré

    30/03 - 30/03/2021
    From 12:00 Until 14:00

    Café E-coloré is an online dialogue event which aims to bring students from different backgrounds together to discuss a variety of topics linked to student life. The aim is to bridge the gap between local, international and refugee students of the VUB, by promoting diversity and intercultural dialogue.

  • Creative with Water

    30/03 - 30/03/2021
    From 16:00 Until 17:30

    The GreenTeam is organising an online, interactive Digital Arts workshop to get creative with water. Bring your water bottles and showers of creative ideas and dive into the inspiring world of digital arts.
    This workshop is hosted by Maria Alejandra Castro.
    Register for free – Limited availability

  • Expertise and public policy: dialogue in the Brussels Parliament

    30/03 - 30/03/2021
    From 16:30 Until 18:00

    CLOSED SESSION Brussels parliamentarians meet with the ULB public health students for an insight into parliamentary life and a discussion on the place of expert knowledge in the political process.

  • Migration and stereotypes: “They won’t integrate into society”

    30/03 - 30/03/2021
    From 18:00 Until 20:30

    CANCELLED What does integration mean? The volunteers from “Migration, au-delà des préjugés” invite you to discuss this social phenomenon. Why don’t certain group get along? Who is responsible for this integration? And what impact does it all have on schooling, employment and housing? This workshop is designed to be engaging and interactive. The participants will experience social games and then, we will discuss theoretical and sociological elements based on those.

  • De (bijna) nieuwe Belg en de gezondheidszorg, good practices en organisaties in Brussel

    30/03 - 30/03/2021
    From 19:00 Until 20:30

    The VUB and Huis voor Gezondheid introduce you, Master’s student in Brussels, to healthcare in Brussels, with a focus on minorities within our population.

    The Brussels Observatory sketches the Brussels context with the necessary figures. Followed by experts sharing their experiences. Think of an emergency doctor, cultural mediator, organizations that work with refugees or non-native speakers…

  • Fighting stances

    30/03 - 30/03/2021
    From 20:00 Until 21:30

    The Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg and the Flemish Martial Arts Platform join forces on 30 March, 2021. Three partners in three rounds about the potential of martial arts. Step into the virtual boxing ring with our students, (martial) artists and scientists.

  • Architectural atelier SIP: Wikiwomen – Memories can change

    31/03 - 31/03/2021

    CLOSED SESSION The “Memories can change!” project offers workshops for discussion, research and writing wikipedia pages for creative women invisibilized by the history of architecture and art.

  • In de voetsporen van een Brusselaar

    30/03 - 31/03/2021
    From 09:00 Until 22:00

    In cooperation with Huis voor Gezondheid, the Bachelor students Medicine and Pharmacy will step into the shoes of some Brussels residents, get to know their life story and become familiar with the Brussels organizations that support these people on a daily basis.
    On the way you will also discover beautiful, fun or interesting places in Brussels!

  • Molem’back to the future

    29/03 - 02/04/2021

    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?

    31/3

  • Architectural atelier SIP: En Attendant Kyoto

    31/03 - 31/03/2021

    CLOSED SESSION Waiting for Kyoto is part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of the Musiq3 Festival, around the issue of global warming. On this occasion, “Waiting for Kyoto” by Max Vandervorst will be exhibited at the museum of the Faculty of Architecture.

  • Orientation parcours

    31/03 - 31/03/2021

    CLOSED SESSION Discover the orientation parcours on the ULB and VUB campuses. The ULB and VUB Sport services offer to participate in an orienteering activity on the Solbosch and La Plaine campuses.

  • Yoga in the park

    31/03 - 31/03/2021
    From 09:00 Until 11:00

    In context of the bachelor’s course History and Philosophy of  Physical Education and Sports, professor Kristine De Martelaer is introducing her students to historical and social significance of relaxation and yoga.

  • In de voetsporen van een Brusselaar

    30/03 - 31/03/2021
    From 09:00 Until 22:00

    In cooperation with Huis voor Gezondheid, the Bachelor students Medicine and Pharmacy will step into the shoes of some Brussels residents, get to know their life story and become familiar with the Brussels organizations that support these people on a daily basis.
    On the way you will also discover beautiful, fun or interesting places in Brussels!

  • Workshop “How to pitch”

    31/03 - 31/03/2021
    From 10:00 Until 11:00

    start.VUB manager Ellen Vandenbogaerde will host the first in a series of workshops on student entrepeneurship. This first workshop will focus on how to pitch your ideas and successfully grasp the audience’s attention.

  • Less walls Pop-up drawing: Architecture

    31/03 - 31/03/2021
    From 11:00 Until 11:30

    Less Walls, More Bridges is a project where we will use a series of walls on VUB’s campuses in Etterbeek & Jette as a canvas, to illustrate the identity of the university and togetherness of the neighbourhood. This will be a unique opportunity to begin a dialogue with the community via questions and drawing exercises which will be used as inspiration for the final design of the mural.

  • Inside Sciensano

    31/03 - 31/03/2021
    From 13:00 Until 15:00

    Dr. Birgit Mertens, Dr. Severine Goscinny and Dr. Eric Deconinck from the Sciensano Institute will be hosting a captivating webinar on the activities of the Institute for students in the Master Drug Development and Pharmaceutical Care.

  • Closing night “This too shall pass” – Pilar

    31/03 - 31/03/2021
    From 14:00 Until 20:00

    “Our memories are not perfect, they are like visual echoes’s: an imperfect remnant that loses some of its original content every time it is repeated.
    There will always be bits and bits, here and there, left as fragments in our memory.”

    Join Pilar in it’s closing night of the “this too shall pass” exhibit.

    PILAR
    PILAR
  • Global challenge presentation

    31/03 - 31/03/2021
    From 16:00 Until 18:00

    The weDISCOVER.week includes the EUTOPIA Open Innovation Challenge. During this week, international student teams will collaborate and formulate global urban challenges. At the Global challenge presentation, the students will present their challenge to an international jury. The two winners will form the basis for the next in the EUTOPIA Open Innovation Challenge.

  • Water Slam Poetry

    31/03 - 31/03/2021
    From 16:00 Until 17:30

    The GreenTeam is organising an online, interactive Slam Poetry workshop to get creative with WATER. Bring your water bottles and showers of funky words and dive into the magic of slam poetry.
    This workshop is hosted by Seckou Ouologuem, Citypoet of Antwerp (get to know him: http://bit.ly/3tBOtZT). This workshop will be in Dutch or English, depending on the participants.
    Register for free – Limited availability

  • Gastles Brusselse arbeidsmarkt

    31/03 - 31/03/2021
    From 18:00 Until 20:00

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

  • weKONEKT.tafels

    31/03 - 31/03/2021
    From 18:30 Until 20:30

    Students get the chance to have a dinner meeting in small groups together with an expert on different topics surrounding mental health. Topics range from personal planning, physical health, dealing with stress and anxiety and more.

    gather.town
    Lynn Tytgat

    01/04

  • Architectural atelier SIP: Syncity

    01/04 - 01/04/2021

    CLOSED SESSION This atelier aims to highlight the complexity of public space in an active but disadvantaged district of Brussels – Cureghem. The students will dive into this unique site and question the power dynamics and conflicting uses existing in the public space.

  • Global Challenge announcement – OIC

    01/04 - 01/04/2021
    From 10:00 Until 22:00

    Two global challenges were chosen and will be announced during the final day of the weDISCOVER.week. We’ll close the week with a wrap-up workshop and a banging virtual concert at Ancienne Belgique.

  • Brusseleir City Game

    01/04 - 01/04/2021
    From 10:00 Until 22:00

    “Brusseleir” is an interactive city game developed for students in the third stage of secondary education.

    Brussels
    Ella Vermeylen
  • MasterClass with Waad al-Kateab – For Sama

    01/04 - 01/04/2021
    From 11:00 Until 12:00

    Syrian journalist, filmmaker, and activist Waad Al-Kateab is hosting a masterclass lecture for the students of the ‘Media, Culture & Globalization Theories’ and ‘Current Issues’ courses, followed by an interactive discussion that links to her work, and to the broader question of filmmaking for social and political change.

  • Workshop: Diversity-sensitive communication

    01/04 - 01/04/2021
    From 11:00 Until 13:00

    To celebrate the ULB and VUB’s cultural and linguistic diversity we are offering Tandem participants a free workshop in diversity-sensitive communication.  The session will be hosted by Julie Bertone together with her group of French Literature and Linguistics, 2nd Bachelor students.

  • 70 80 90 – The Hip Hop Edition

    - 01/04/2021
    From 20:00 Until 21:30

    Digital dance party! The hip hop scene has been a driving force for cultural and social change for decades. Woman artists has been underexposed. Lefto en Supafly collective delve into the archives of hip hop from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Organised in collaboration with Ancienne Belgique, Limburgia VUB, Campina VUB and PILAR.

    Ancienne Belgique
    Wout Vanhelden
  • Eerstelijnszorg in Brussel en haar ‘good practices’

    01/04 - 01/04/2021
    From 20:00 Until 21:30

    The VUB and Huis voor Gezondheid will host a webinar about primary care in Brussels. Is there a primary care zone in Brussels and how does it work? But not only that, we also give you a taste of a number of tools (such as the Medical-Pharmaceutical Consultation, the role of a district referrer, …) that are successfully used for better cooperation between the care providers (within primary care) .

    02/04

  • Expo “Je serai”

    02/04 - 02/04/2021

    The students of the Schola ULB Tutoring Program are full of ambitions! These future adults believe in their luck and take action towards success! This expo was designed for the 30 years of the Schola ULB Tutoring Program, in collaboration with photographer Rip Hopkins.

    Sint-Gorkishallen
    Laetitia Tintinaglia
  • Architectural atelier SIP: Urban Ma(r)kers (Esquisse Commune)

    02/04 - 02/04/2021

    CLOSED SESSION The Esquisse Commune proposes to build alternative lunch places for young people in secondary schools within the framework of the CQD Athénée. These constructions will be designed and executed by students in architecture and landscape architecture, as well as with the youth of the neighbourhood.

  • Meditative Walk

    02/04 - 02/04/2021

    The Erasmus Hospital, in collaboration with Brussels Environment, invites you to experience this meditative health trail, the first of its kind, in a natural environment and accessible to the general public. It offers stress management and personal development techniques.

    Vogelzang Parc
  • Brussels Research Open Lab – Co-Creation Day

    02/04 - 02/04/2021
    From 09:00 Until 18:00

    Everyone interested in Community Engaged Research and Learning, action research or making Brussels a better place is welcome to engage in the adventure by joining one of our workshops.

  • Ateliers Roue Libre – Bike ride in Brussels

    02/04 - 02/04/2021
    From 14:30 Until 16:30

    We aim to bring together people and promote cycling. Take your bike out for a spin, and join us on a 10 km bike ride through Brussels.

    Brussels
    Nicolas Cels
  • Less walls Pop-up drawing: Nature

    02/04 - 02/04/2021
    From 16:00 Until 16:30

    Less Walls, More Bridges is a project where we will use a series of walls on VUB’s campuses in Etterbeek & Jette as a canvas, to illustrate the identity of the university and togetherness of the neighbourhood. This will be a unique opportunity to begin a dialogue with the community via questions and drawing exercises which will be used as inspiration for the final design of the mural.