1. logo (c) Jelle Jespers

    logo (c) Jelle Jespers

    (c) Siege Dehing

    (c) Siege Dehing

    (c) Siege Dehing

    (c) Siege Dehing


    Platform for mutilingual encounter in Antwerp North

    BabelBühne is a sustainable outdoor sculpture made up of terraces and water features, inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The Bühne is the follow-up story to the collaborative building project Tower of Babel (summer 2019), which was an ode to multilingualism and linguistic confusion. BabelBühne is a meeting place for all languages and a melting pot of all kinds of arts, tones and tastes. In a green urban oasis you can enjoy a literary afternoon, a multilingual children's reading, a workout at dawn and live neighbourhood radio. BabelBühne also literally gives you a sense of multilingualism, because twice a week a worldly kitchen serves you some colorful fresh meals. If we have to spend the summer at home this year, then BabelBühne lets you travel the world within your own city!

    BabelBühne is the sequel to Toren van Babel (2019) and is a collaboration between Rooftoptiger, Maud Vanhauwaert, Behoud de Begeerte, Bib Permeke, Antwerpen Danst, Kras Dam, Samenlevingsopbouw Antwerpen Stad, Buurtwerking Elegast Den Dam, Radio Centraal, Archipel Kunstenwerkplek, De Moestijn, Fameus, Atlas Integratie & Inburgering Antwerpen, Open School Antwerpen, Loods Des Doods, Rode Kruis Vlaanderen – o.c. Linkeroever and many more.

    With the support of Antwerp District, City of Antwerpen, Antwerp Book city, Permeke Library, Het Oude Badhuis, and Literature Flanders.

    @Archipelsite, Antwerp DAM 

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    The august program was canceled due to covid-messures. We keep you posted on further activities on and around BabelBühne.

    You are free to visit the installation on site!