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 ...
The 27 photographs that document the living conditions of the 'occupants' were taken during a visit to Cité Volta with the local section of Ecolo (green party).

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