• Saturday, 10 July,Sunday, 12 September, 2021


  • Free


A KANAL-Centre Pompidou event.
In conjunction with Open Streets 21.
In collaboration with Brussels 2030, Kaaitheater, Ultima Vez, KVS, Cultureghem and Filter Café Filtré.

Sleeping Cells

Kris Verdonck

© Hendrik de Smedt

The Sleeping Cells are metal frames with hammocks made from recycled seat belts. You will find them in each of the six participating streets of OpenStreets 21.


  • 10,18,25/07 - Rue Vanderborghtstraat
  • 10-18/07 - Rue de l’Intendant – Opzichterstraat
  • 17-25/07 - Rue Picardstraat
  • 16-29/08 - Rue J. Claesstraat
  • 16-29/08 - Av. des Villas - Villalaan
  • 28/08-12/09 - Rue E. Féronstraat


Sleep is about quality time, quality-living, learning, understanding, evolving. However, sleep is absolutely underestimated in our society: it is looked at as a complete waste of time. Sleep in the way I see it now, is something anarchistic, not in a destructive way, but dangerously constructive. […] During our sleep, the brain renders information on all levels. If we want to understand the world that surrounds us, sleeping time is essential. To be able to take good decisions in our lives, ‘we have to sleep on it’. […] Our way of living and the organisation of society do not permit us to take our time to sleep, and by this, to take the right decisions. Without sleep, our ideas and knowledge become superficial, like mass products, and therefore easy to be overruled. Our ideas become less dangerous. So in this sense, time really becomes a resource. It’s a beautiful contradiction: by doing nothing we are more productive and our knowledge is more profound… we become less fragile in a world with too much information and too much choices. - Kris Verdonck

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