Walking tour

Code Mémoire – Roots of Matongé/Matonge (fully booked)


Code Mémoire is the name of a free app available on Google Play and App Store in which users can geolocate and scan QR codes located on buildings in the Matongé/Matonge neighbourhood and listen to stories – combining reality and fiction – about residents of the area.

It is also an artistic project aimed at promoting the identity, cultural diversity and intangible heritage of the Matongé/Matonge district.

On these tours, you will discover the work of the man behind the project, Helder Wasterlain, and explore the Matongé/Matonge neighbourhood as a living monument and a witness to Congo’s influence on the Brussels-Capital Region.

In cooperation with Code Mémoire, the Brussels-Capital Region (as part of the Athénée/Atheneum Sustainable Neighbourhood Contract), the French Community and Kuumba/Flemish-African House.

Practical information

Sat. & Sun. at 11:00 and 15:00 (bilingual FR/EN) and Sat. & Sun. at 11:00 and 15:00 (bilingual NL/EN) (duration: 1 hour 30 minutes)

Starting point: Kuumba/Flemish-African House, Chaussée de Wavre/Waversesteenweg 78, Ixelles/Elsene

Advance booking required. Up to 9 people per tour.