The Brussels Research Open Lab is an initiative that aims to support, develop and implement activities that strengthen the civic mission and societal engagement of both the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).  This cross-university cooperation represents a hybrid and multimodal interface between the academic world and our diverse and complex urban fabric. It is a place where new ways of knowledge creation and civic engagement are being tinkered. It aims to facilitate creative and collaborative learning and research communities, working around pressing socio-ecological challenges for developing refreshing synergies and fruitful interactions.  

Everyone interested in Community Engaged Research and Learning is welcome to engage in the adventure by joining us during one of our workshops on Friday the 2nd of April from 9am to 14pm. The sessions are multilingual (NL-FR-EN), will not be televised, but some will take place outdoors, others inside (corona-proof)!


9:00 – 10:00:  Brussels Research Open Lab welcomes you with smiles and coffee!

10:00 – 11 :00: join one of 3 workshop-sessions on the potentialities of THIRD SPACES as a heard of transition towards a HOSPITAL, ENGAGED, CIRCULAR city.

11:00 – 12:00: Break and/or Guided Tour at USquare-site.

12:00 – 13:00: join one of 3 discussion-groups on ART-BASED, ACTION-ORIENTED and CITIZENS-DRIVEN approaches as a means to re-think the urban sphere.

13:00 – 13:30: Sharing key insights and ambitions.

Interested? Please subscribe here (number of participants is capped, so be quick!)

For more info concerning the Brussels Research Open Lab, please get in touch Looking forward! Linde Moriau (VUB), Etienne Toffin (ULB), Julie Bertone (VUB), Simon Demuynck (Centre d’écologie urbaine), Minne Huysmans (VUB), Grégoire Wallenborn (ULB).