On Thursday 17 October, the new Pilar House of Art & Science will open on the campus of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. The inauguration of the new building, named Y, which includes a multipurpose concert hall, exhibition spaces and a bar, will take place in the presence of rector Caroline Pauwels and ministers Pascal Smet and Sven Gatz. Pilar, which replaces the legendary Kultuur Kaffee, aims to become a major cultural hotspot for young people in Brussels.
The inauguration also represents the kick-off of PILAR ASAP, a six-monthly multidisciplinary artistic festival. This first edition, called For X’ Sake Edition, focuses on meaning and philosophy in contemporary society. The opening night of Pilar will end with performances by Belgian musical talent such as DVTCH NORRIS and Black Mamba.
You are warmly invited to attend the opening of Pilar and the Pilar ASAP festival from 17.00.
You can also drop by at 10.30 for a preview of the new building. Lieselotte Vaneeckhaute, coordinator of Pilar, is available to explain Pilar’s infrastructure and operation.
10.30 Preview for the press
17.00 Inauguration ceremony with welcome by Caroline Pauwels, panel discussions with Lieselotte Vaneeckhaute, Prof Hans De Wolf, Pascal Smet, Benjamin Dalle and Sven Gatz about Pilar, new infrastructure, the importance of Pilar for Brussels, the exhibition JRSLM and culture on campus
17.40 Inauguration of the memorial plaque
17.45 End of ceremony + start of reception
20.00 End of reception
21.00 Rare Akuma
22.00 DVTCH NORRIS
23.00 Black Mamba
Please confirm your attendance with Lies Feron, press relations VUB (firstname.lastname@example.org or 0484 590 550).
Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus - Building Y – Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels
Lies Feron - press relations
0484 590 550
Jade Corbey - Music/communication programmer
0485 36 41 76
Lieselotte Vaneeckhaute - coordinator Pilar