What we do
We are a social network that offers affordable infrastructures, provides tailor made services and organizes inspiring activities to support the community. We aim at developing a sustainable economic model by supporting initiatives around and about circular economy. Based on the principles of sharing and collaboration, we build bridges between start-ups, innovative projects, the neighbourhood and the broad public. Waste becomes a resource for new materials, creations or objects.
In 2006, De Overmolen, Beurschouwburg and City Mine(d) started the original market project “MicroMarché”. A social-economic and cultural market that focused on research, training, political change and experimentation. The first market days started in 2007, every Sunday together with the midi market (south station), and later at Nouveau Marché aux Grains (Dansaert street).
On the 14th July 2009, we opened the doors of our first pre-industrial venue at Quai à la Houille 9, in the center of Brussels. In collaboration with more than 20 organizations and the installation of our own bar and event rooms… the project came to life.
In 2013 the market came to an end, and so we had to change some of our projects and the partners we collaborated with, which also brought a new and inspiring partner into the story; “MicroFactory”, a shared workshop with many the same values and a 100% bottom-up approach – just the way we like it!
After being asked to leave our old home in 2016, we decided to keep going and find a new roof over our head… By the summer of the same year, MicroMarché, MicroFactory and a bunch of old and new friends moved to RECY-K at Fernand Demetskaai 55, 1070 Anderlecht.
After 3 years of re-redefining our missions, visions and goals,we keep growing our community and developing innovating social & environmental projects together with our partners and the broad public.