Guided tour of the Brussels beguinage from a feminist perspective
Who were the Beguines? Why do historians see them as precursors of today’s feminist movements? What is a beguinage? Why is the form of architecture used for such institutions regarded as egalitarian? The unique characteristics of the beguinages and their collective way of life have spanned a millennium of history. This walk invites you to explore, or rediscover, this aspect of Belgian culture (classified as UNESCO World Heritage) from a feminist perspective and learn why the Beguines and their legacy remain a source of inspiration for us today.
In cooperation with L’architecture qui dégenre.
Sat. & Sun. at 10:00 (in French) (duration: 1 hour 30 minutes).
Starting point: Place du Béguinage/Begijnhofplein, Brussels
Advance booking required. Up to 40 people per tour.