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Nine spaces for emerging art in Belgium
The people and places promoting emerging art in Belgium today.
No wave punk outfit Fluwelen Koord
Borgerhout-based four-piece Fluwelen Koord howls out lyrics in Flemish and packs more energy than a Belgian nuclear plant.
Independent director Liv Vaisberg on Antwerp
The Antwerp-based curator and director of Independent reveals her favourite spots for food, travel and fun.
Publisher Marc Verhagen on his Antwerp
Marc Verhagen, founder of Luster publishing house, gives us his personal favourite addresses in and around Antwerp.
Ibasho’s Martijn and Annemarie on their top Antwerp addresses
Gallery Ibasho founders talk to us about the snazzy Antwerp addresses topping their list for shops, eateries and day trips.
Walhalla Record’s Lieven De Ridder on Antwerp and surroundings
The founder of legendary minimal synth record label Walhalla Records opens up about his Antwerp hangouts, from pita joints to ice cream parlours.
The future is cooking (2/5): Julien Burlat nominates Magalie Verbaet
Dome's Julien Burlat on why Magalie Verbaet's his pick for our food nominations.
Gallerist Roger Szmulewicz on Antwerp
Gallery Fifty One's owner Roger Szmulewicz shares his favourite Antwerp addresses.
12 addresses for home-cooked food
We've scoured the country on the look out for the best national foods around, from best Iranian and best Turkish to best Lebanese and best Senegalese restaurants. 12 addresses that'll send you on a world culinary tour and back.
Artist and curator Lieven Segers
Antwerp-based artist Lieven Segers (1975) on his curated exhibition Pom' Po Pon Po Pon Pon Pom Pon at Middelheim Museum and his solo show The Joke Is On Me at Base Alpha.
Best for basketball
Our selection of some of the best basketball courts in Belgium.
21 essential addresses for pots & plants
We do our bit for mother nature and reveal 21 of our favourite addresses for pots and plants in Belgium.
23 record shops in Belgium (Part 1)
We've crisscrossed the country to select its most notable and enjoyable record shops
Area codes: Frederik Vercruysse’s Antwerp
Antwerp's nooks and crannies have found a way to fairly new resident Frederik Vercruysse's heart.
Stephanie Specht’s Antwerp
In this week's Area code, we takes a stroll through graphic designer Stephanie Specht's Antwerp.
Ren Hang opens up to us about his provocative images and risking jail time.
Best for child play
We’ve criss-crossed the country to reveal the best playgrounds that Belgium has to offer.
Jon and Maša’s Antwerp
The couple behind Antwerp-based creative agency Klein take us on a tour of their favourite local hangouts.
New kids on the block: Japanese photography gallery IBASHO
We talk to the founders of IBASHO, Antwerp's newest fine art photography gallery with a penchant for Japan.
Best for live music, Part 1
Belgium is known as a haven for bands and their touring ambition. And these are the places they want to play at.
Area codes: Ingrid Deuss’ Antwerp
We take a stroll through gallery owner Ingrid Deuss' Antwerp.
Area codes: Thierry and Sarah’s Antwerp
Thierry Vandenbussche and photographer Sarah Van Marcke take us on a neighbourly walk around their Borgerhout.
Area codes: Coffeeklatch’s Magali and Bart on Antwerp North
The prolific profilers talk gentrification and architectural gems in this crash course on their north city 'hood.
The throwaway project: The Word Magazine in Antwerp
A throwaway camera, an oversized bottle of vodka and tons and tons of laughter. A few more pics from our rooftop party in Antwerp.
The Word Magazine in Antwerp – The photographs
One of the best parties we ever hosted, hands down.
Antwerp got dirty
As part of its on-going bid to get sneaker heads the world over to get down and dirty, Converse threw a concert in Antwerp.
The best of Antwerp’s future sound
Bart Sibiel chronicles a stream of solid Belgian beats, attracting attention one new sound at a time.
Stylist Pholoso Selebogo’s Antwerp
The sought-after stylist takes us on a jaunt of her favourite neighbourhood hotspots.
Friederike von Rauch’s Sleeping Beauties in Antwerp
German photographer Friederike von Rauch deploys her trademark aesthetic in a study of after-hours art.
An interview with Antwerp-based German designer Daniel Andresen
Antwerp-based German designer Daniel Andresen took time out to chat to us about subjects close to his heart, like the textures and imperfections of a well-spun yarn
Antwerp-based girl DJ duo Soren on gigs and good looks
We met up at Antwerp's Café Normo with Amélie Lens and Rosalie De Meyer to talk about Søren, the DJ act they launched together last year.
Antwerp’s Helder: a design studio and interior store all in one
At the helm at Antwerp's Helder are a couple of designers whose own creations accompany those of a myriad of young international names...
Antwerp-based fashion photographer Michaël Smits on new directions
Photographer Michaël Smits is moving away from controlled minimalism and getting otherwise inspired, while settling into a brand new Antwerp studio.
Shopping for design at Antwerp’s Atelier Solarshop
We strolled through the streets of Belgium's major cities and picked out our favourite design store gems. Each day this week, tune in for a selection of our favorite addresses and featured items. Today: Atelier Solarshop.
An interview with the founders of Antwerp-based design practice Unfold
We've been profiling notable Belgian designers this month, and today we talk digital technology and the means of production with Antwerp-based multidisciplinary design duo Unfold.
An interview with Antwerp’s fashion retail pioneer Geert Bruloot
In an exclusive interview for The Word, Philippe Pourhashemi talks to retail pioneer Geert Bruloot about the influence of London in his early days, the making of the Antwerp Six and how Japan paved the way for Belgium.
Antwerp-based photographer Mieke Verbijlen’s interiors
We continue our series of portfolio presentations with Antwerp-based photographer Mieke Verbijlen.
A conversation with Antwerp fashion designer Jan-Jan Van Essche
We sit down with menswear designer Jan-Jan Van Essche to talk about the pleasure of comfort, putting seasonal cycles aside and why less is always more.
The best architectural renaissances in Antwerp
In the first part of our series on old spaces that have been granted new life, we turn our attention to Antwerp's Kammenstraat church, now a concert hall and a railway depot-turned-city park.
Backstage at Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts’ Show2011
Final year students at Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Art‘s Fashion Department have just taken their final bow, going out with a bang with its Show2011. And, true to form, this vintage year produced yet another crop of talented designers. Here, we sneak a peek backstage, capturing pre-show hysteria, post-show relief and everything in between […]
Belgium has a number of reputable festivals all year-round but if you’re looking for a low-key urban initiative, Deurne is now to be added to your summer ‘to-do list’: this municipality of Antwerp premiered a “route of art” and festivities between Wednesday 18th and Sunday 22nd August. Named Deurnroosje after the Sleeping Beauty tale (i.e. […]
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