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|Cité Volta (2013)
Brussels, Winter of 2013. Several social housing flats of Cité Volta are empty pending renovation. A local collective called 'Leeggoed' ('empties') manages to occupy some of the flats with the intention of accommodating a number of persons who are either in a difficult financial situation or 'illegal' immigrants. The collective gets in touch with the public landlord, offering to sign a tenancy agreement, to take care of basic maintenance and repair, and to vacate the premises as soon as renovation starts ...