Interactive Walking Tour

What if art could change the world?

M. Vanhulst ©

In the rapidly changing world of the 19th century, Art Nouveau aimed to elevate the human spirit through beauty by forging a link between ethics and aesthetics.

Beginning at the La Prévoyance Sociale building (originally home to a social insurance cooperative), the walking tour will move on to some of the other buildings in Square de l'Aviation/Luchtvaartsquare and the former municipal girls' school in Rue Georges Moreau/Georges Moreaustraat to discuss the role of education and the place of women in 19th-century society. It will then pass the former municipal boys' school in Rue Eloy/Eloystraat, before taking in Rue des Bassins/Kommenstraat and ending up at Parc Crickx/Crickxpark.

Participants will have an opportunity to discuss the issues raised and give their responses and thoughts on utilitarianism and artists' ability to change the world.

In cooperation with Le Tamanoir.

Practical information

Sat. & Sun. at 10:00 (French/English), 13:00 (French/English) and 15:00 (French/English) (duration: 1 hour 30 minutes)

Starting point: La Prévoyance Sociale building, Square de l'Aviation/Luchtvaartsquare 29-31-33 – Anderlecht

Advance booking required. Up to 20 people per tour.