CurieuCity Festival

CurieuCity is a new arts and science festival coming to Brussels for the first time throughout 2024. It offers scientific, artistic, and educational activities, partly in public spaces and in collaboration with local initiatives.

CurieuCity cultivates curiosity and wonder in everything that surrounds us individually and collectively. It’s a festival that aims to combine the scientific rigor of universities with the experiential impact of art, STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics), and socio-cultural action. Each edition of the festival addresses a question inspired by the reality of the neighborhood where it is located. 

More than just a festival, CurieuCity animates four neighbourhoods throughout the year, aiming to develop sustainable and participatory interest in science by co-creating projects with residents and schools in the area. 

Co-organised by two Brussels universities, the Université libre de Bruxelles and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, CurieuCity explores the intersection of creativity and curiosity.

As artistic co-programmer, we are presenting the work of artists whose practices cross path with the themes of each edition of the festival. 

3 – 5 May 2024

Weststation & Westpark, Molenbeek

27 – 29 September 2024

Wiels Marsh & Saint Antoine, Saint-Gilles & Forest

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11 – 13 October 2024 

Canal Zone, Molenbeek

>> coming soon!

 29 – 30 November and 1st December 2024


>> coming soon!

Curieucity is led by the Université libre de Bruxelles and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and coordinated by Inforsciences and Wetenschap Brussel.

CurieuCity is funded by the Région de Bruxelles-Capitale – Innoviris.

The educational projects in schools is co-funded by the Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie.

artist residency

Residency Methods | Selected Artist

In the framework of the residency programme Methods, the jury selected the proposals by Héloïse Colrat.

The Methods artist residency is a project by Ohme in partnership with the 4MAT department of the École Polytechnique de Bruxelles and the Centre de Recherches en Archéologie et Patrimoine CReA-Patrimoine of the Université libre de Bruxelles.

Héloïse Colrat (1992, Lyon) is a French artist based in Brussels.

She is also the scientific glassblower in charge at the chemistry department at the University of Liège.

In 2023, she obtained a CAP in scientific glassblowing at the Lycée Dorian in Paris and in 2017 a master’s degree at the Haute École des Arts du Rhin in Strasbourg as part of the glass workshop.

Héloïse’s project focuses on the techniques, materials and cultural contexts of medieval glassmaking. The collaboration with Alicia Van Ham-Meert will enable her to delve into the complex world of medieval glass, focusing in particular on the intriguing field of trick glasses, which played an important role in the social gatherings of the wealthy classes during the 16th and 17th centuries.

Héloïse’s project goes beyond mere curiosity; she seeks to immerse herself in the historical and technical nuances of these glasses, attempting to understand not only their forms, but also the societal contexts in which they flourished. At the heart of her investigation is the desire to recreate one of the oldest trick glasses: the drinking horn. Derived from animal horns, the glass version of this iconic vessel conceals a myriad of fascinating subterfuges, inviting Héloïse to unlock its secrets through experimentation.

She will experiment with vitrifiable mixtures using natural materials, echoing historical practices and techniques. By combining her artistic efforts with scientific enquiry, historical research and aesthetic exploration, she seeks to uncover not only the technical subtleties but also the cultural significance of these ancient practices.

Héloïse’s methodological approach is multifaceted, encompassing techniques such as blowing with a torch – an ancient practice that predates the blowpipe, which was widespread in the Middle Ages. This technique offers a unique opportunity to work with mixtures of raw materials, using gathered and charred plants to create intricate enamelled decorations reminiscent of 13th-century glass production in the Middle East.

Project Partners

This residency programme is organised thanks to the support of Innoviris and the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles


Job opening | Communication manager

This job opening is now closed. 

We are looking for a bilingual colleague (French/Dutch) to develop and implement a communications strategy in conjunction with the team, in order to raise the profile of Ohme’s activities and reach new audiences.


Develop a communications strategy in line with Ohme’s activities and implement it through the various online and offline communications media;
Analysing the performance of communications activities and adapting the strategy according to the findings;
Create editorial and visual content in English, French and Dutch for communication and mediation media;
Managing and feeding existing channels (website, newsletter, META, LinkedIn);
Produce visual and graphic materials for communication and outreach activities, while ensuring a coherence with Ohme graphic and visual identity.

Additional tasks will be added to the above and may evolve according to the needs of the organisation. Here is a non-exhaustive list:

Managing relations with external service providers (as part of the communications work);
Helping to draft the annual activity report;
Proofreading grant applications to Dutch-speaking funding bodies;
Developing and maintaining relations with the media.


We are looking for someone who:
• Has excellent writing and interpersonal skills;
• Has a perfect command of Dutch and is fluent in French (English would be an asset) both orally and in writing;
• Has a good command of social networks and is familiar with the latest trends and best practices;
• Is able to use Adobe Indesign and Photoshop, Mailchimp, WordPress and office tools (Office suite, Google suite);
• Is creative, communicative, rigorous and able to work on several projects at the same time as part of a multidisciplinary team;
• Has a good knowledge of the cultural landscape in Belgium.

Ohme is a young organisation based in Brussels. We are looking for a dynamic colleague who is enthusiastic about working in an entrepreneurial spirit.

Qualifications and experience

We believe that experience, skills and motivation are more important than a degree.

That’s why we’re looking for someone with at least 5 years’ experience in digital communications and audience development, ideally in the arts and culture sector.


Type of contract

We offer a part-time, fixed-term contract from 19 August 2024 to the end of December 2025, with the possibility of extension, and remuneration in line with the salary scales, plus fringe benefits.

This post may potentially lead to an increase in working time depending on the needs of the association.

The gross salary will only take into account experience directly related to the position.

We are also open to working with freelance professionals.


Starting date

Monday 19 August 2024

How to apply

Interested in this position? Send your application before 19/05/2024, 23:59, including the items listed below in a single PDF to be sent to gwen@ohme.be, with the subject “Application for communications manager”.

– Your updated CV
– A covering letter detailing your previous experience, skills and why you think you are the right person for the job
– Your portfolio or any content that highlights your qualifications or experience (examples of graphic content, communication campaigns, etc.).

Application deadline: 19/05/2024
Interviews will take place throughout June 2024.


Tales of Entropy spring tour

 Tales of Entropy, in its final version with electronic musician Roméo Poirier, is embarking on a European tour this spring.

With our microscope mounted on stage, we explore the microscopic world, turning the changing patterns of organic materials into a visual and musical journey. This performance combines polarized light microscopy, image analysis, and generative music to explore diverse contrasts and textures, through a sensitive exploration.

Catch the show in Leuven, Brussels, Den Haag, Barcelona or Sankt Vith !

16,17,18 March 2024 | Leuven (BE)

Art & Science Parcours at Stuk
Part of FTi and& 2024 Festival

21 March 2024 | Brussels (BE)

PILAR House for Art & Science
! show + artist talk !

06 April 2024 | Den Haag (NL)

Rewire Festival

09 April 2024 | Barcelona (ES)

Mutek Opening night w/ Autechre

13 April 2024 | Sankt Vith (BE)

Meakusma & ArsVitha at Corso Cinema

Tales of Entropy is produced by Ohme with the support of :
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale – Innoviris and Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles 


Call for applications | Methods residency

This call is now closed.
The selected artist will be announced on 25 April 2024.

Each year, Ohme supports five artists through artistic and technical residencies. Through this initiative, depending on the specific needs of each artist, Ohme actively supports the creation of unique research projects which are then presented to the general public. In particular, the organisation offers solid technical and scientific support for the arts and crafts, working in networks with researchers, and promoting exchanges between art, science and technology.

In collaboration with ULB departments 4MAT and CReA-Patrimoine, as well as ENSAV La Cambre, Ohme is launching a call for artists/craftspeople on the subject of medieval glassmaking. The project is rooted in Alicia Van Ham-Meert’s research in archaeology and materials science (ULB), and benefits from the support of Clémentine Vaultier, artistic assistant at the ceramics department at La Cambre.

Project Partners

This residency programme is organised thanks to the support of Innoviris and of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles