23 April 2024

Johan Leman

What does “for” mean in “Molenbeek for Brussels 2030”?

Rest assured, this will be my last blog post regarding “Molenbeek for Brussels 2030.” Like many others in Molenbeek’s community organizations, I don’t want it to seem like Foyer is […]

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19 April 2024

Johan Leman

‘Molenbeek for Brussels 2030’… where are you going?

Alright, we live in an era of perception, « influencers », and announcements… But if one writes or says something, it still needs to have a grounding in reality, right? What should […]

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10 April 2024

Johan Leman

Too much dirty air in Molenbeek!

The bimonthly averages of air pollution in Brussels. Molenbeek remains heavily affected. ExpAIR observes at two locations in Molenbeek (rue Piers and Porte de Flandre) an average above 40 μg/m³. […]

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4 April 2024

Johan Leman

Artistic leaders should not seek to colonize the social sphere!

Recently, I’ve noticed how some artistic leaders—often not artists themselves—condescend in engaging with social reality. It’s striking to see how someamong them feel inherently superior to the social realm they […]

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1 April 2024

Johan Leman

Communication… to say what?

As a young anthropologist, I was happy years ago when in one year time I was able to contact about thirty people who were willing to tell me their stories […]

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29 March 2024

Johan Leman

Best wishes of Easter

Best wishes in view of Easter, for Christians the feast of the Resurrection in never losing courage and hope.

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26 March 2024

Johan Leman

Migrants from Morocco and Turkey from the 1960s

Currently, some 40 migrants (or a son or daughter thereof) from Morocco and Turkey who arrived in Brussels in the 1960s have already been interviewed. It is very instructive. Some […]

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14 March 2024

Johan Leman

How to Deal with ChatGPT?

In a world where technologies are increasingly permeating our daily lives, it is important to consciously engage with new innovations like ChatGPT. At Foyer vzw, we believe in a human-centered […]

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11 March 2024

Johan Leman

Each migration story from the 1960s has something very personal

Currently, I have been able to listen to about 15 stories, told by the migrants themselves or by one of their children, of people who left Morocco in the 1960s […]

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5 March 2024

Johan Leman

In honour of the migrants from the 1960s

Am busy recording stories of people from Morocco who arrived in the 1960s, while Ms Nicole Montoisie, a former social worker, is doing the same for Turks who arrived in […]

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