18 May 2022

Johan Leman

Brussels needs a sports policy with a vision

Brussels has an enormous potential of candidate (sub)top sportsmen and sportswomen. It could also become a city with the greatest possible variety of sports, which in itself could be very […]

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14 May 2022

Johan Leman

Emotion, politics and civil society

At the end of his 1962 book, The Gutenberg Galaxy, Marshall McLuhan predicted that in the very near future, new technologies would supplant the printed word and the culture that […]

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10 May 2022

Johan Leman

An identitarian, secular and polarising Flanders

An anthropological reading of some of the results of “De Stemming” (2022), as found in the media. In anthropology, there are two main criteria to describe ethnic self-awareness and to […]

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9 May 2022

Johan Leman

Speculators and Real Estate Dominate the Urban Fabric

Once again, something about the planned Dockside residential tower near Place Sainctelette in Brussels… this time encouraged by the fact that both the Molenbeek municipality and the Molenbeek co-chairman of […]

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5 May 2022

Johan Leman

The predictable increase of the teacher shortage in Brussels

A Brussels college of higher education that, a few years ago, still attracted 120 students for the course that trained someone to become a teacher, today only attracts 20 students. […]

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3 May 2022

Johan Leman

Why is populism doing so well today?

“The psyche of the masses and the psyche of a child show very similar reactions. You really cannot imagine the ideas that feed the masses and set them in motion […]

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25 April 2022

Johan Leman

People get old in Brussels too (continued)

It is interesting to put numbers to the phenomenon of growing old in Brussels for people born outside of Belgium. Brussels residents born in a country outside the EU: Over-60s […]

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20 April 2022

Johan Leman

Old people are also becoming a reality in Brussels

The Brussels Region is celebrated – rightly so – as a young region, the youngest in Belgium. This is a good thing. It points to an enormous potential and to […]

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11 April 2022

Johan Leman

Speech therapy: a menaced profession?

This afternoon I had a conversation with a speech therapist who works at Foyer two days a week, thanks to a sponsor. I told her that I had heard a […]

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6 April 2022

Johan Leman

Place Sainctelette, Donderberg, Porte de Flandre… one fight

We don’t allow ourselves to be talked into feeling guilty when we oppose the domination of the unilateral interests of the real estate market in Brussels and stand up for […]

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