Peauésie or It’s Raining Poetry in Molenbeek


15/09/2018 - 16/09/2018

Peauésie or It’s Raining Poetry in Molenbeek

Peauésie is about making the mundane magical, it is the unexpected, suddenly found on the grey pavements of the city, it is another way of looking at a rainy day and, most importantly, rediscovering the beauty all around us. It is the interplay between the visible and the invisible, the beauty of the fragile and the ephemeral, the present and the past. It is also about re-introducing poetry, a somewhat forgotten art, to daily life, and a way of saying – and writing – that art can be found on every street corner.
Peauésie involves placing poems, written by poets and members of the public in different languages (French, Dutch, Arabic, English) in public spaces using stencils and biodegradable spray paint. These poems, in the form of free-form haiku, will remain on the ground for around two months and will only appear when in contact with water.
Pick up the illustrated poetic map created just for this occasion and explore Molenbeek-Saint-Jean/Sint-Jans-Molenbeek in a different way!

A partnership between L’arbre de Diane asbl, the students of ERG (research and graphic design), Sophie Daxhelet, illustrator, and the Service des Cultures/Réseau des Bibliothèques Communales Francophones. This project was awarded the Prix Bruocsella by Promothéa.

Practical information

    • the Brass Art Digitaal café
    • Place Communale/Gemeenteplaats 28
    • 1080 Brussels
    • Sat. at 10h00 and Sun. at 15h00 (duration: 2 hour).
      Please note that bookings are essential. E-mail Map available from the Culture Department/Network of French-language Municipal Libraries and the Brass Art Digitaal café.
    • M
      Comte de Flandre/Graaf van Vlaanderen
    • T
      Porte de Flandre/Vlaamsepoort
    • B
      Comte de Flandre/Graaf van Vlaanderen