Living in BrusselsLiving in Brussels



The book offers an inside view of the merchant houses, apartments and lofts of various creative people from a fabric designer to a dealer in designer furniture, a theatre director, etc.

Author: Diane Hendrikx

Publisher: Uitgeverij Luster

ISBN: 9460580769

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Page: 231

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Engaging portraits of around 20 Brussels interiors and their inhabitants. The book offers an inside view of the merchant houses, apartments and lofts of various creative people from a fabric designer to a dealer in designer furniture, a theatre director, etc. The interiors often represent a mix of various styles from the antique to the contemporary: old-style elements from days gone-by such as wainscoting or ceiling cornices are retained but given more modern colours, often in combination with contemporary design. The featured interiors may not always be that chic, sleek or hypermodern in design but are oozing with personality and originality. Together they offer a very personal insight into the lives of today's creative Bruxellois. Alongside photographs of inspiring interiors, the inhabitants also reveal their favourite locations in Brussels. An originally designed book full of ambiance combining a photographic catalogue of each interior with atmospheric photos of their urban surrounds. AUTHOR: Muriel Verbist began her career in advertising. She has worked for the past six years as an interior stylist in the magazine sector. SELLING POINTS: Engaging portraits of around 20 Brussels interiors and their inhabitants. An originally designed, ambient book combining a photographic catalogue of each interior with atmospheric photos of their urban surrounds. 204 colour illustrations

BrusselsBrussels



Until it became the capital of Europe. In order to be understood, Brussels must be decoded. This is not your ordinary city. Brussels is much more than a city.

Author: François Janne d'Othée

Publisher: Nevicata

ISBN: 9782512007449

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Page: 96

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Brussels fascinates and intrigues. How is it that this city — a hodgepodge where the worst atrocities of urban planning sit side by side with architectural jewels — can be so charming and seductive, to the point of being the envy of other large European cities? Although Brussels is landlocked within Flanders, French is by far the dominant language. The Kingdom of Belgium’s multicultural capital, whose 19 ‘communes’ range from working-class Molenbeek to upscale Uccle, has become the country’s artistic centre, an extraordinarily creative centrifugal force. Crossing Brussels today is as much to travel through time as it is to take tour of diverse dialects and world foods. This little book is not a guide, but rather a key. It allows the reader to understand the slow transformation of an ancient bourgeois town which many thought had drifted into a deep sleep. Until it became the capital of Europe. In order to be understood, Brussels must be decoded. This is not your ordinary city. Brussels is much more than a city. This book comprises a short travel account followed by interviews with three prominent local thinkers: historian Roel Jacobs (No one has ever been able to finish what he started here) social activist Fatima Zibouh (Molenbeek is no Wild West !) and philosopher Philippe Van Parijs (Brussels should aim for a trilingual future). This insightful book will walk you through Brussels' history and cultural heritage and help you understand the wonderful kaleidoscope it is today. EXCERPT Is there such a thing as the Brussels spirit? Indeed there is, in the sense that it summarizes the sometimes surreal country that produced René Magritte. If there were no Brussels, Belgium would surely not exist, for Brussels is the keystone to the country’s structure. However, the capital of Belgium is weakened by institutional complexity, wedged as it is between the Flemish and Walloon regions. Furthermore the Brussels spirit is inseparable from the Brussels accent, which is indispensable for uttering expressions such as ‘Arrête une fois de zieverer, dikkenek!’1 Not to be confused with the Belgian accent, which doesn’t really exist anyway. And then there is the city’s international status. How many cities can boast that they have an airline named after them? ‘It’s because Brussels is a strong brand name’, we are told, even stronger than Belgium’s. If that is true, it is thanks to Europe and its 12 stars, which brought the city out of provincial obscurity and placed it squarely on the world stage. The economic benefits from the presence of the European Union are obvious, even though the average Bruxellois loves to criticize Eurocrat salaries, considered outrageous by many. ABOUT THE AUTHOR A Belgian journalist who covers international affairs for the news weekly Le Vif-L’Express, François Janne d’Othée has always kept Brussels as his home base. He knows the city inside out, from its most glamorous sites to its grittier – but no less colourful – corners.

BrusselsBrussels



This elegant book offers an inside look at the art, decoration, and architecture behind the ornate interiors and magnificent gardens of Brussels, Belgium. 278 color illustrations.

Author: Piet Swimberghe

Publisher: Stewart Tabori & Chang

ISBN: 1556707355

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Page: 208

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This beautifully illustrated travel guide/coffee-table book highlights the history and architecture of Brussels as well as its shops, restaurants, public sculpture, and private residences. Like similarly- themed magazines, many of its articles detail the restoration projects of individual architect

The European Balcony ProjectThe European Balcony Project



at cultural hubs and amongst the public in Brussels. As the term ÉUgality already implicates, the whole experiment is about embracing the richness of culture and ways of living in Europe through placing a European perspective based on ...

Author: Ulrike Guérot

Publisher: Verlag Theater der Zeit

ISBN: 9783957492876

Category:

Page: 208

View: 661

#weproclaim! Das Buch zur Vision: Ulrike Guérot, Robert Menasse und Milo Rau riefen am 10. November 2018 in einem eindrucksvollen performativen Akt gemeinsam mit 30 000 Menschen und in über zwanzig Ländern in ganz Europa die Europäische Republik aus. Was für ein historischer Moment! Die Initiatorinnen und Initiatoren des European Balcony Project wollten damit einen Kontrapunkt zum europaweiten Wiedererstarken von Nationalismen setzen. Die rege Beteiligung zahlreicher Bürger sowie Institutionen hat gezeigt, dass der Wunsch nach einem demokratischen Europa, in dem für alle Bürger gleicher Zugang zu allen Rechten gewährleistet wird, nicht mehr ignoriert werden kann. Diese Publikation spiegelt die Intention des andauernden Projekts der Europäischen Republik

La BruxelloiseLa Bruxelloise



This book is an ode to Brussels through their eyes; thus, to maintain the uniqueness of their perspective, every woman writes about the city in her own native language, with translations provided at the back of the book.

Author: Cici Olsson

Publisher: Lannoo Publishers

ISBN: 2873869852

Category:

Page: 232

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-An intimate and poetic ode to Brussels from Swedish photographer Cici Olssen 100 women living in Brussels were asked to write about their city. A galerist, a doctor, a real estate agent, a metro driver, a professor, an actress; women from every walk of life... For all their diversity, they have two things in common: they love Brussels, and they want to share that love with the reader. Their portraits have been taken by Cici Olsson in an environment that they feel a special connection to. This book is an ode to Brussels through their eyes; thus, to maintain the uniqueness of their perspective, every woman writes about the city in her own native language, with translations provided at the back of the book. Text in English, French, and Dutch.

The Art of Living in BrusselsThe Art of Living in Brussels



The Art of Living in Brussels reveals different facets of Belgium's capital and highlights the surprising mixture of classicism and contemporary style, of magnificence and minimalism that distinguish this cosmopolitan European city awarded ...

Author: Fiammetta D'arenberg Frescobaldi

Publisher: Lannoo Publishers

ISBN: 9020926535

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Page: 208

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An exclusive look at the refined style that characterises many of the places where life is lived in Brussels today.

Nazi Conspiracy and AggressionNazi Conspiracy and Aggression



The Banque de Bruxelles , Incorporated , located in Brussels , Rue de la Regence , 2 , represented here by Mr. May Leo Gerard , President of the named bank , living in Uccle , Avenue des Ormeaux , 4 , according to the powers granted on ...

Author: United States. Office of Chief of Counsel for the Prosecution of Axis Criminality

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000088910942

Category:

Page:

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Collective Housing A New Habitat for Living in BrusselsCollective Housing A New Habitat for Living in Brussels



In planning and developing new collective housing projects, private and public developers alike are struggling to find the right answer to these questions. 0In this book,we present a research that identifies mismatches between housing ...

Author: Joren Sansen

Publisher:

ISBN: 9461170971

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In Brussels, the need for affordable and middle-income housing is entangled with the necessity to reduce the environmental impact of housing. The current climatological and health crises demand us to improve the resilience of our human habitat in the city. In planning and developing new collective housing projects, private and public developers alike are struggling to find the right answer to these questions. 0In this book,we present a research that identifies mismatches between housing preferences and housing offer. These mismatches are affected by the design of collective housing projects and by how they are produced. By confronting the Brussels' examples with cases from Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and Hamburg we identify alternative design and organisation strategies. 00The cases offer examples to design collective and circulation spaces that mitigate privacy issues and allow multiple use, and show how residents and intermediaries in Baugruppen or cooperatives take responsibility in housing development, design, and management. 0The book concludes with a reflection of how these lessons learned could be implemented in Brussels' housing and urban planning policy. 00.

Belgium Culture Smart Belgium Culture Smart



These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts.

Author: Mandy Macdonald

Publisher: Kuperard

ISBN: 9781857335958

Category:

Page: 168

View: 655

Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include * customs, values, and traditions * historical, religious, and political background * life at home * leisure, social, and cultural life * eating and drinking * dos, don'ts, and taboos * business practices * communication, spoken and unspoken

Insider Research on Migration and MobilityInsider Research on Migration and Mobility



Orthodox and both Ashkenazi and Sephardi.1 Brussels is also the headquarters of the European Union of Jewish Students and ... The research took place officially between 2007 and 2011, and started when I came to live in Brussels with an ...

Author: Lejla Voloder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317116028

Category:

Page: 220

View: 467

With an increasing proportion of migration and mobility field studies being conducted by migrants and members of ethnic minorities in 'home' contexts, the implications of 'insider research' are increasingly subject critical scrutiny. Researchers who may share migration experiences or cultural, ethnic, linguistic or religious identities with their participants are exploring the means, ethics and politics of mobilizing ’insider capital’ for the purpose of gaining access to and representing research participants. Bringing together the latest international scholarship in the sociology and anthropology of migration, this volume explores the complexities, joys and frustrations of conducting ’insider’ research. The book offers analyses of key methodological, ethical and epistemological challenges faced by migration researchers as they question the ways in which they come to identify with their research topic or their participants. Addressing questions of identity and categorization, ethics and methodology, epistemology and situated knowledge, Insider Research on Migration and Mobility will appeal to scholars across the social sciences with interests in migration, mobilities, diaspora studies and ethnic and racial identities, as well as those interested in qualitative research design and analysis.

2017 Annual Indices For Expatriates And Ordinary Residents On Cost Of Living Wages And Purchasing Power For World s Major Cities2017 Annual Indices For Expatriates And Ordinary Residents On Cost Of Living Wages And Purchasing Power For World s Major Cities



BRUSSELS Belgium Figure 4.17: Cost of Living and 10 Consumption Categories Rankings for Expatriates in Brussels, Belgium Cost of Living Ranking for Expatriates Food & Non-alcoholic Beverages Ranking for Expatriates 20 Alcohol & Tobacco ...

Author: Khee Giap Tan

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789813275249

Category:

Page: 724

View: 765

This book provides a valuable compendium of annual indices and rankings of cost of living for expatriates and cost of living, wages and purchasing power for ordinary residents in 105 world's major cities over the period 2005-2015. Now in its third edition, the ACI's study reflects salient differences in costs of living for expatriate and ordinary urban dwellers which arise from variations in their lifestyles and consumption preferences. This is of critical significance as cost of living for the former is usually conflated as that for the latter by the general public.

2018 Annual Indices For Expatriates And Ordinary Residents On Cost Of Living Wages And Purchasing Power For World s Major Cities2018 Annual Indices For Expatriates And Ordinary Residents On Cost Of Living Wages And Purchasing Power For World s Major Cities



BRUSSELS Belgium Figure 4.17: Cost of Living and 10 Consumption Categories Rankings for Expatriates in Brussels, ... for Expatriates Clothing Ranking for Expatriates 20 40 60 Housing Rents & Utilities Ranking for Expatriates Household ...

Author: Khee Giap Tan

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789811208874

Category:

Page: 724

View: 357

This book provides the annual update of Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI) indices and rankings of the cost of living for ordinary residents and expatriates as well as wages and purchasing power for ordinary residents, covering 105 cities around the world over the period of 2005-2016. These indices reflect the notable differences in the cost of living for expatriates and ordinary residents as expatriates tend to have different consumption patterns than that of their local counterparts. This is important because the cost of living of expatriates is often mistaken for that of ordinary residents. This book is the fourth edition in the series.In addition to providing the annual updates of the cost of living, wages, and purchasing power indices, this book also has a special chapter covering two topics of interest. The first compares the discrepancies between the cost of living indices and rankings between ordinary residents and expatriates in different regions. The second provides a case study on Singapore's HDB resale market and the role that the public sector can play in housing markets.

European Integration as Cultural PracticeEuropean Integration as Cultural Practice



Living and working day-to-day at a new location presumably affects the range of social actors with whom Slovene Eurocrats form and maintain professional and social relationships. Moving to Brussels presumably implies forming new ...

Author: Tatiana Bajuk Senčar

Publisher: Založba ZRC

ISBN: 9789612547783

Category:

Page: 144

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This book provides an anthropological analysis of the cultural formation, practices and experiences of the first generation of Slovenes working in the institutions of the European Union. On 1 May 2004, Slovenia became a full-fledged member of the European Union and was thus formally incorporated into the processes of European integration redefining the relations among EU member states. European integration processes take place at multiple, interlocking levels — from the level of government bodies to the level of individual social actors. The numerous Slovenes who were successful in attaining the positions available for citizens from new member states now work as Eurocrats at multiple locations across the EU’s institutional network. This work explores European integration from the perspective of Slovene Eurocrats by analyzing how Slovenes plot careers and lives in European terms.To this end, the author examines the experiences of Slovene Eurocrats in Brussels within the broader context of their life experiences and professional formation. As recent EU officials, Slovene Eurocrats provide many insights into European integration as an ongoing social process. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Delo Tatiane Bajuk Senčar Evropska integracija kot kulturna praksa je antropološka analiza kulturnih formacij, praks in izkušenj prve generacije Slovencev, ki delajo v ustanovah Evropske unije. Slovenija je 1. maja 2004 postala njena polnopravna članica in se s tem tudi formalno vključila v procese evropske integracije, ki na novo opredeljujejo razmerja med državami članicami. Procesi integracije potekajo na številnih, med seboj prepletenih ravneh – od ravni vladnih teles do ravni posamičnih družbenih akterjev. Številni Slovenci so se uspešno prijavili za delo v institucijah EU in agencijah, ki se širijo z vsako naslednjo širitvijo EU; zdaj delajo kot evrokrati na različnih lokacijah v institucionalnem omrežju EU. Avtorica raziskuje integracijski proces iz vidika slovenskih evrokratov, pri čemer analizira njihove načrte kariernih poti, samo poklicno socializacijo in življenjske izkušnje, pridobljene v evropskih ustanovah. Raziskava slovenskih evrokratov oziroma evropskih uradnikov nam tako razgrinja številne poglede na nenehni družbeni proces, na evropsko integracijo.

Third Report of Session 2009 10Third Report of Session 2009 10



the global specific indicator25 and the change in the Brussels International Index.76 However , changes in the cost of living in other places of employment are derived indirectly from the value of the adjustment in Brussels and from ...

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: European Scrutiny Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0215542762

Category:

Page: 127

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Third report of Session 2009-10 : Documents considered by the Committee on 9 December 2009, including the following recommendations for debate, further relations between the EU and the Overseas Countries and Territories; financial management; financial se

Constitutional Origins Structure and Change in Federal CountriesConstitutional Origins Structure and Change in Federal Countries



In the first place , the Brussels region is defined as having a different status . Its official name is the Brussels Capital Region , reflecting ... The Flemish government needs at least one such minister living in Brussels , as this ...

Author: John Kincaid

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773572553

Category:

Page: 472

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Contributors include Ignatius Ayua Akaayar (Nigeria), Raoul Blindenbacher (Switzerland), Dakas C.J. Dakas (Nigeria), Kris Deschouwer (Belgium), Juan Marcos Gutiérrez González (Mexico), John Kincaid (USA), Rainer Knopff (Canada), Jutta Kramer (Germany), Akhtar Majeed (India), Marat S. Salikov (Russia), Cheryl Saunders (Australia), Anthony M. Sayers (Canada), Nicolas Schmitt (Switzerland), Celina Sousa (Brazil), Nico Steytler (South Africa), and G. Alan Tarr (USA).

BelgiumBelgium



These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts.

Author: Mandy Macdonald

Publisher: Kuperard Pub

ISBN: IND:30000095316844

Category:

Page: 168

View: 455

Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include * customs, values, and traditions * historical, religious, and political background * life at home * leisure, social, and cultural life * eating and drinking * dos, don'ts, and taboos * business practices * communication, spoken and unspoken "Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." Sunday Times Travel "... the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries." Global Travel "...full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas." Observer "...as useful as they are entertaining." Easyjet Magazine "...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world." New York Times