De artikels van Lara Decrae

Trick or pee
Trick or pee

"A lot of people didn't want to pay to go to the bathroom, so I had to find an alternative"
By Lara Decrae & Larissa Courant

Cristina Cerqueira, the lady responsible for keeping bathrooms clean, is known as Beursschouwburg’s ‘Madame Pipi’. It happens quite often that visitors of the multidisciplinary art center use their last pennies to buy that last drink of the night and won’t have any more left when they desperately need to use the bathroom. Madame Pipi has found a way to help these people out. 

“We are very complementary, like a yin and yang”
“We are very complementary, like a yin and yang”

Dancing twins Les Mybalés
By Lara Decrae

Nathalie and Doris Bokongo Nkumo are both 27 years old and live in Sint-Gillis. They started dancing House in 2010 in Gare du Luxembourg, which was a place where a lot of dancers came together to train. Now they are professional dancers, currently performing their piece ‘À travers l’autre’ in theatres: on the seventh of October they will be performing part of it at Mindblowers: The Time is Now.

Exchange incoming
Exchange incoming

"International students should embrace Belgium"
By Lara Decrae

In 2017, the VUB counted 3411 international students from 128 different nationalities. They represent 21,5 % of the total student count and the numbers keep climbing. One of them is student social sciences Amalia Alibaev. How does she experience her time as an exchange student at VUB?

Uit (de comfortzone) in Brussel
Uit (de comfortzone) in Brussel

Don't judge a gebouw by its gevel
Door Lara Decrae

De stad bevat een overvloed aan hoekjes en plekjes die nog te ontdekken vallen. Gebouwen die er nochtans uitzien als doodnormaal, verhullen vaak interessante belevenissen. Een overzicht.

Exchange incoming
Exchange incoming

"It really makes you grow up"

By Lara Decrae
In 2017, the VUB counted 3411 international students from 128 different nationalities. They represent eventually 21,5 % of the total student count and the numbers keep climbing. I meet Marcela on a cold evening in a crowded Café Walvis at the end of Dansaert for a drink and her story.

"Er zijn 27 000 lege gebouwen in Brussel en het gaat niet over kleine bungalows"
"Er zijn 27 000 lege gebouwen in Brussel en het gaat niet over kleine bungalows"

Interview met Selim Dion van vzw Toestand
Door Lara Decrae
Wat begon als een bende maten die af en toe gebouwen binnendrongen en daar feestjes gaven, ontplooide zich tot VZW Toestand. Een culturele organisatie die leegstand hergebruikt om een meerwaarde te brengen. Na vijf jaar loopt hun overeenkomst met de Stad Brussel over het gebruik van de hangars aan de Materialenkaai af.