After having a permanent office at the MuseumsQuartier Vienna with a window to the Mariahilfer Straße for more than two years I very much enjoy the variety of workspaces I’ve here in Brussels during this year of brusselsArtproject. Mostly I work at our studioOne-apartment, but very often at different cafés in the neighborhood of fantastic Saint Gilles as well as in other areas of town where I meet people. And then, there are libraries to work at like Muntpunt or there are studios of artists with whom I work or whom I visit where I have the pleasure to follow my work.
Today - Studio Grilli at the recently established studio house Level Five in the heart of Brussels next to La Bourse. It is an atelier house with 3 floors full of artists from diverse disciplines and backgrounds in a 7-storied former employment office. The atmosphere is great, everybody has its quiet studio, there are common areas for exhibitions and meetings, a kitchen, a coffee break area and motivated people who even cook lunch for sale. And the best - there are rooms with a fantastic view over Brussels!
Of course this workspace hopping has it’s negative sides as well - the coffee shop working habit has become the embodiment of contemporary’s precarious working conditions of younger generations, self-employees, freelancers, exploited culture producers … for now in my case it’s different somehow as I am new in Brussels and want to get to know it from as many sides as possible.
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