Public Room

site  Schaerbeek, BE

credits Curiosita

support Alive Architecture

Common Grounds

Eru Urbanisme

ParckDesign (IBGE)





Series of interventions

Public Room reflects on the street as a living space. Taking place in the fragile neighborood of Brabant/Aerschot, the project works on participativeness, recycling and public cleanliness. It successively moves the focus from the street (infrastructural space), to the garden (productive space), to the living room (space of interaction), to the dining room (space of sharing).

Over summer, three events invite the neighbours of three streets to claim the ownership of this disregarded space over its punctual users. The Garden Party introduces a mint garden on one of the facade of the Liedtstraat. The Tea Time gathers inhabitants to share tips on the use of plants in daily life. The Public Dinner engages with cooking and sharing a meal over the mint theme.



neglected public space

tea time

garden party

all credits: Curiosita (Sarah Poot, Lokesh Manimohan, William Riche)


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