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Poverty seen through children’s eyes

Wednesday, 27 April, 2016 - 10:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
picture exhibition


How do children from poor neighbourhoods see and experience poverty? A picture exhibition in four places  of Brussels, among which VUB’s campus of Etterbeek, show photographs taken by these poor children themselves. It is an eye opener.

One out of seven residents of Belgium is poor, meaning being part of a family that lives well beneath the poverty threshold. With it comes things like unhealthy housing, little chance to get a decent job, less chances on a good education, shame, rebelliousness and loneliness.

‘Poverty seen through children’s eyes’ is an exhibition of pictures taken by children of poor families. These pictures are confronted with those taken by professional photographers. The result is truly astounding and surprising. 

Students, personnel and UPV members can still partake in two guided tours, organised in cooperation with ‘huisvandeMens’ Brussels and ‘Uitstraling Permanente Vorming:

  • A filosophical walk on Monday 18th of April, at 10 am
  • A afterwork tour on Wednesday 27th of April, at 16 pm