Program

    Warm up

  • Brainstorm day: Cost Action Young-In

    21/03 - 21/03/2022
    From 10:00 Until 17:00

    Becoming Active Citizens We discuss social disadvantages in practicing active citizenship as evidenced by large-scale surveys and qualitative studies. In addition, we focus on how to mitigate effects of disadvantages through educational interventions.

    The activity is closed for outsiders.

    P&V Foundation
    Dimo Kavadias
  • Guest lecture Corporate Communication

    22/03 - 22/03/2022
    From 11:00 Until 13:00

    The students of the course ‘Corporate Communication’ (Communication Sciences) will visit the Flemish Parliament. After a welcome by chair Liesbeth Homans, communication director Kris Hoflack will give a guest lecture on government communication in one of the committee rooms.

    The lecture is open, but registration via mail is mandatory.

    Vlaams Parlement
    Katia Segers
  • Guest lecture Sammy Mahdi “Refugees as geopolitical weapon”

    22/03 - 22/03/2022
    From 18:00 Until 20:00

    On March 22nd, State Secretary Sammy Mahdi will give a guest lecture in the context of our VUB public affairs activities on the theme “Refugees as geopolitical weapon”.

    The guest lecture with be in Dutch and is open for VUB students.

    VUB
    Alexander Mattelaer

    28/03

  • 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.

    Schaarbeek
    Hannah Van Hove
  • City of the Future – Ontwerpatelier Buurtpark

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

    During this project, students of EhB design a local park in Jette. Analysis, synthesis, moodboard, vision and concepts lay down the groundwork for a cohesive and well founded design. This activity is open to the public. For more info, contact the organiser.

    Atelier Horteco
    Steven Goossens
  • Yoga in the park and the human body in art: lessons from the past and challenges of today

    28/03 - 28/03/2022
    From 13:00 Until 15:00

    It is a challenge to do relaxing yoga exercises in the open air, in a green environment and with a view of Brussels city. In this busy life it makes sense to focus on our own body and our conscious breathing. In art, physicality plays a crucial role and that becomes especially challenging when the human being is depicted in motion. Participants are challenged to represent in both painting and sculpture what fascinates them in the different styles.

    The activity will be in Dutch.

    Tuin van de Kunstberg
    Kristine De Martelaer
  • ‘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
  • Workshop screen printing by Ksaar

    28/03 - 28/03/2022
    From 14:00 Until 16:00

    During this screen printing demonstration and workshop, the stress will slip off your mind. Creating yourself puts you in a flow that makes you think and worry less about other issues. Creative pursuits are known to reduce stress and anxiety, benefit the brain and improve mood. In short, good for your mental well-being! The workshop is supervised by Ksaar.

    Pilar
    Gijs Ieven
  • Science Bar Brussels: Save the planet with what you eat

    28/03 - 28/03/2022
    From 17:30 Until 19:00

    Free science bar about the impact and feasibility of an ecologically responsible diet. Come and listen to the fascinating conversation of our experts over a drink and a snack. on mom. On March 28, Lise Vermeersch (Ecoterian, VUB), Evelien Mertens (Nutrition and Dietetics, EhB) and Steven De Hertog (Climatologist, VUB) will discuss sustainable food.

    The debate will be held in Dutch.

    RITCS Café
    Sammy Leurs
  • Unflattening European History through Transmedia Storytelling

    28/03 - 28/03/2022
    From 19:00 Until 21:00

    In 2021/2022, the VUB Centre for Literary and Intermedial Crossings (CLIC) welcomes Andreas Fickers as CLIC Lorand Chair in Intermediality Studies. Andreas Fickers is Professor for Contemporary and Digital History and founding Director of the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) at the University of Luxembourg. The inaugural lecture is a collaboration between the Stripmuseum Brussels and the Centre for Literary and Intermedial Crossings and takes place as part of VUB’s Bachelor Taal- en Letterkunde. The museum also opens exclusively for participants in the evening.

    The lecture will be held in English. Registration is mandatory via email.

    Brussels Comics Art Museum
    Mathias Meert
  • 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
  • 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.

    PILAR
    Bjorne Baeten
  • 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.

    Molenbeek
    Sarah Leuridan
  • 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.

  • 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.

    Brussels
    Philippe De Clerck
  • 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

    29/03

  • 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.

    Schaarbeek
    Hannah Van Hove
  • Walk through Brussels in collaboration with ‘Huis voor Gezondheid’

    29/03 - 29/03/2022
    From 09:00 Until 17:00

    During this walk, the students will step into the shoes of Brussels residents. They will get to know their life story and are also immediately introduced to the various organizations that support people in the same situation. Along the way, they will also discover some beautiful and interesting places in Brussels and carry out some fun assignments.

    This activity is exclusively for students enrolled in the course.

    Brussels
    Najat Aourz
  • Newsplatform launch: Latitudes

    29/03 - 29/03/2022
    From 10:00 Until 00:00

    Latitudes (medialatitudes.be) is a news platform set up by En-GAJE, an organization of journalists in exile in Belgium, in collaboration with journalism students from the VUB and the ULB. They collaborate on news productions on topics such as migration, freedom of the press, the cultural mix in Brussels.

     

    KBR Krantenzaal
    Martina Temmerman
  • Photo of Jean Drèze

    Guest lecture Jean Drèze for European Social and Population issues

    29/03 - 29/03/2022
    From 14:00 Until 16:00

    For the course European social and population issues we’re collaborating with P&V Foundation to invite economist Jean Drèze for a lecture on inequality and inclusion in educational systems. This frames within the Interface Demography webinar series in which different social & population issues will be addressed by (inter)national scholars.

    The guest lecture is open to anyone who wants to join. Registration is mandatory.

    Online
    Sylvie Gadeyne
  • Lecture History of Law

    29/03 - 29/03/2022
    From 15:00 Until 17:00

    The lecture ‘Rechtsgeschiedenis’ deals with the history of international law from the early modern period. The students make us of different sources: doctrine, treaties and diplomatic correspondence. War and peace, trade, peace activism, and recent hot topics such as colonialism and gender are discussed.

    The lecture is exclusively for students enrolled in the course.

    Krantenzaal KBR
    Frederik Dhondt
  • Racial bias in tech

    29/03 - 29/03/2022
    From 19:00 Until 21:00

    Technology, like algorithms and AI, take part in our daily lives. Most of the time we’re not aware of it and don’t realise they have such an impact. We perceive them as neutral, while they are manmade and therefore subjective. During this accessible event we want to share examples that show a prolongation of colonialism in different practices.

    BeCentral
    Elisa Hulstaert
  • Guided tour: Saint Verhaegen as cultural heritage.

    29/03 - 31/03/2022
    From 11:00 Until 12:30

    Discover the history and folklore of Saint Verhaegen, a unique piece of student heritage. CAVA staff will show you some of the important spots and sights in the city centre related to the Saint Verhaegen celebration, and regale you with anecdotes along the way. The guided Saint Verhaegen tour will be given in Dutch.

    Brussel
    Jolien Van Leuven
  • 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.

    PILAR
    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
  • 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.

    Molenbeek
    Sarah Leuridan
  • 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.

  • 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.

    Brussels
    Philippe De Clerck
  • 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

    30/03

  • 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.

    Schaarbeek
    Hannah Van Hove
  • ‘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.

    Be-Here
    Milan Calloens
  • 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.

    Online
    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.

    Muntpunt
    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.

    VUB
    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.

    Kinograph
    Hebe Schaillée
  • 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.

    PILAR
    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.

    Brussels
    Philippe De Clerck
  • 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.

    Molenbeek
    Sarah Leuridan
  • 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

    31/03

  • 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.

    Schaarbeek
    Hannah Van Hove
  • Sportprikkels

    31/03 - 31/03/2022

    With the Sportprikkels Sport Vlaanderen and Flemish universities want to introduce future students to a wide range of sports: from karate, rugby and dance to street soccer, laser shooting and live table soccer. In this way we give them countless ideas for sports during their student period, but also afterwards – in a club context – to remain active.

    VUB Campus Etterbeek
    Veerle De Bosscher
  • VUB meets Belfius

    31/03 - 31/03/2022
    From 09:30 Until 15:15

    As part of the course on International Monetary Economics taught by Leo Van Hove, VUB students of the third year of the Bachelor programmes ‘Handelsingenieur’, ‘Toegepaste Economische Wetenschappen’ and ‘Business Economics’ will spend a day on the premises of Belfius. The morning programme consists of a lecture on ‘NFTs: art & crypto’ by Béné Bouton (Belfius – Culture) & Olivier Goerens (Belfius – Marketing Private & Wealth) and a lecture on Belfius’ digital strategy by Jonathan Neubourg (Belfius – Transversal Files & Projects). After lunch, Leo Van Hove will teach a regular International Monetary Economics class.

    The activity is exclusively for student enrolled in the courses.

    Belfius
    Leo Van Hove
  • Guided tour: Saint Verhaegen as cultural heritage.

    29/03 - 31/03/2022
    From 11:00 Until 12:30

    Discover the history and folklore of Saint Verhaegen, a unique piece of student heritage. CAVA staff will show you some of the important spots and sights in the city centre related to the Saint Verhaegen celebration, and regale you with anecdotes along the way. The guided Saint Verhaegen tour will be given in Dutch.

    Brussel
    Jolien Van Leuven
  • Café Coloré

    31/03 - 31/03/2022
    From 12:00 Until 14:00

    Café Coloré is a 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, by promoting diversity and intercultural dialogue.
    Topics of discussion include: climate change, diversity and inclusivity within a university, coping with difficult times and the importance of resilience and life and studying post Covid

    The number of participants is limited to ensure a qualitative debate. The discussion will be held in English

    Red Room (U Residence)
    Tahaney Kattash
  • Opinno Brussels 2022: Educational Module

    31/03 - 31/03/2022
    From 13:30 Until 15:30

    We invite young professionals from a variety of companies in different life sciences domains to inspire students and to inform them about their own career choices, the different aspects of their current job and the competencies and skills that are needed. Questions such as ‘How does a day in my professional life looks like’ and ‘What does it take to be successful in my job’ are addressed.

    The activity will be in English.

    Campus Jette
    Els Plas
  • 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.

    PILAR
    Bjorne Baeten
  • Opinno Brussels 2022: Biobizz café

    31/03 - 31/03/2022
    From 16:00 Until 18:00

    We invite young professionals from a variety of companies in different life sciences domains to inspire students and to inform them about their own career choices, the different aspects of their current job and the competencies and skills that are needed. Questions such as ‘How does a day in my professional life looks like’ and ‘What does it take to be successful in my job’ are addressed.

    The activity will be in English.

    Campus Jette
    Els Plas
  • Less Walls, More Bridges tour

    31/03 - 31/03/2022
    From 16:30 Until 19:30

    A participatory public art walk, guided by The City is our Playground: A non for profit focusing on urban community building through art in Brussels. During the tour, we will discover the various painting interventions The City is our Playground has done from the heart of the European quarter to the VUB university campus.

    This event is part of the Understanding Europe programme. The activity is exclusively for youth leaders from the Understanding Europe Network

    Elsene, Etterbeek
    Silvia Alba
  • Cycling tour: renting for starters

    31/03 - 31/03/2022
    From 17:45 Until 21:30

    Would you like to stay in Brussels after you graduate? Do you have a job in the city and don’t feel like commuting? Brussels offers tenants many possibilities: living together with friends in a community centre, renting a floor from private individuals or perhaps your first place of residence. This bike tour by Brukselbinnenstebuiten guides you through various parts of Brussels.

    The tour will be in Dutch.

     

    Beursplein
    Laureen Van Gyseghem
  • Mongolian throat singing at Muziekpublique: Khusugtun – CD-release ‘Jangar’

    31/03 - 31/03/2022
    From 20:00 Until 21:30

    Muziekpublique keeps music and dance traditions alive and kicking in Brussels through an ambitious programme of concerts, courses, and projects. Khusugtun is about to release a new album called Jangar, which will be presentedduring this concert. A total change of scenery and an immersion in the heart of Altaï awaityou.

    Molière Theater
    Muziekpublique
  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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.

    Brussels
    Philippe De Clerck
  • 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.

    Molenbeek
    Sarah Leuridan
  • 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

    01/04

  • 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.

    Schaarbeek
    Hannah Van Hove
  • ‘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
  • 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.

    Molenbeek
    Sarah Leuridan
  • 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.

  • 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.

    Brussels
    Philippe De Clerck
  • ULB-VUB Energy sufficiency workshop

    01/04 - 01/04/2022
    From 09:00 Until 12:00

    This workshop will gather students, researchers and academics from ULB and VUB. It aims identifying current problems around energy (e.g. fuel poverty among students), presenting what we already do in the field of energy,focusing on sufficiency, and developing common projects.

    USquare
    Brussels Research Open Lab
  • 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
  • Search for medicinal plants in the Botanic Garden Meise

    01/04 - 01/04/2022
    From 10:00 Until 16:30

    Students (in groups of 4) go in search of plant species with medicinal applications, on site at Meise. On the basis of a proposed bundle, students will use indirect references of the plant species. These contain: occurrence, application, descriptive name (principle of the “Da Vinci Code”).

    The activity is exclusively for students enrolled in the course.

    Plantentuin Meise
    Kristiaan Demeyer
  • Visit VAD and brOes

    01/04 - 01/04/2022
    From 10:00 Until 16:00

    Interns get to know 2 centers of expertise: Vlaams Expertisecentrum voor Alcohol en Drugs (VAD) and Brussels Expertisecentrum Dementie (brOes). They will get familiar with their projects and the important role that the pharmacist plays in this.

    Auditorium 4, campus Jette
    Niels Vercaigne
  • 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
  • Lecture Helen Perquy: Film Industry and Media Production – Medialab

    01/04 - 01/04/2022
    From 13:00 Until 14:30

    Helen Perquy (partner Jonny De Ponny, executive producer) reflects on the challenges facing Flemish fiction in an international context. Is cooperation with foreign countries the new normal? What ambitions do Flemish players have and how big is the competition with the Netflix series? Helen sketches by hand from own experiences and current projects the major issues for the future of fiction in a small but dynamic media market.

    The lecture will be in Dutch. Registration via form is mandatory.

    Kinograph
    Axelle Asmar
  • Bruxsels Assembly – Brussels 2030

    01/04 - 01/04/2022
    From 14:00 Until 16:00

    The Brussels Regional Government has decided to submit a bid to become Cultural Capital of Europe in 2030. During this session, we gather a diverse array of people with a strong connection to Brussels. They’ll dive into the three pillars the application will focus on; Imagining the city, Democratise the city, Territorialise. The Vrije Universiteit Brussel and l’Université libre de Belgique are proud partners of Brussels 2030.

    KBR Krantenzaal
    Linde Moriau
  • Bike Ride with Ateliers Roue Libre

    01/04 - 01/04/2022
    From 14:30 Until 17:30

    The Ateliers Roue Libre organization offers you the possibility to take part in a bike ride through Brussels, binding various historical and environment landmarks that make our city so special. We plan to cycle through outstanding parks and sceneries which we look forward to make you discover.

    l’Espace Vélo du Campus du Solbosch: 22 avenue Paul Héger.
    Ateliers Roue Libre
  • Les Vendredis du Hip-Hop CPS x See U

    01/04 - 01/04/2022
    From 15:00 Until 22:00

    Les vendredis du hip-hop are a concept powered by the CPS-ULB. Its aim is to promote the hip-hop culture and to connectthe ULB students and the citizens. There are an open-mic, a DJ set and a live show during the day. The goal of the live show (the rapper Bakari) is to influence people to come and see the amateur rappers during the open-mic.

    See U
    Yza Belkalem
  • Closing lecture Karen Donders (VRT) – Medialab

    01/04 - 01/04/2022
    From 15:00 Until 16:00

    Karen Donders (head of public service at VRT) takes a closer look at the challenges of public broadcasting today. How does VRT reach young people? How does VRT become a more inclusive organisation? What role does VRT NU play in VRT’s digital strategy? And how important is a public broadcaster in the midst of an abundance of platforms and services?

    The lecture will be in Dutch. Registration is mandatory via the link.

    Kinograph
    Axelle Asmar
  • FARI: Preventing Biases and Discrimination in Artificial Intelligence

    01/04 - 01/04/2022
    From 16:00 Until 17:30

    In recent years, media, researchers and governments became increasingly aware of the fact that Artificial Intelligence can lead to discrimination (e.g. of minorities) or reinforce biases (e.g. based on gender). Come listen to FARI’s panel of experts to learn what could be done to prevent them, with a special focus on the Belgian context.

    Online
    Renault Laurence