That Might Be Right proposes eavesdropping. Every two months we invite you to join us to visit a place of work in and around Brussels. Work is a major part of every one’s life. As cultural workers there are many places we discover and dimensions we explore with our work but there are many fields and communities of work we have almost no knowledge of or contact with. By taking the first step into these worlds with sincere curiosity we try to learn from others and understand what they do and why they do it. This can be behind the scenes of a big factory or in the shop of your neighborhood bakery. We hope to broaden our view of work, learn about the role of work in individual and collective life, and understand our surroundings better by discovering the rambling and shambling production network in and around Brussels.
eavesdropping is an initiative by TMBR
eavesdropping visited the Brussels Intercommunal Transport Company, STIB (Société des Transports Intercommunaux Bruxellois) / MIVB (Maatschappij voor het Intercommunaal Vervoer te Brussel).
Founded in 1954, STIB/MIVB operates 4 metro lines, 17 tram lines and 50 bus routes, 11 nightbus routes. It covers the 19 communes of the Brussels Capital Region providing transport for its 1.1 million inhabitants. 370 million trips were made in 2015 on the STIB/MIVB network. The company counts 8.000 employees working for our mobility every day of the week.
We visited the depot, repair-shop, and the training center Delta. What a wonderful world lies behind your everyday commute! Steel, power, and people are on the move each day to make sure you can get where you need to be. A technical and logistical operation but above all an effort of people working together on all levels.