Building a new home for our digital future

Over the past two years all of us at iMAL have been working hard to give our activities an updated and visible face along the canal in Molenbeek. Our newly updated home at Quai des Charbonnages 30 in Molenbeek will be ready in February 2020. Because we just can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on we are inviting everyone to join us for an extended preview of what’s to come at iMAL.

From the 21st till the 24th of November we welcome you to discover our multidisciplinary approach to digital arts and cultures with a programme curated by Ana Ascencio (former artistic director of Mapping Festival) in collaboration with Yves Bernard.

iMAL has worked with various partner associations and institutions to create a broad and engaging programme. A diverse ensemble of local and international artists will propose performances, a nighttime programme with audiovisual shows and DJs as well as a showcase of works-in-progress exploring artificial intelligence, augmented reality and digital fabrication

Furthermore we will host a series of workshops for the curious and creative minds. The Fablab will also be open during the weekend to show how it operates on a day-to-day basis. On Sunday all kids, youngsters and families are invited for activities produced in collaboration with our long-time partners MOVE and Fablab'ke (CASTII project) and an introduction into the world of iMAL.

ARTWORKS (21-24 November)

Jerry Galle & Boris Debackere (BE), Yann Leguay (BE) co-presented with Overtoon, Joost Rekveld (NL/BE), Johannes Langkamp (DE) co-presented with Werktank, Alec De Busschère (BE) & Alexandra Dementieva (BE) co-presented with Nadine


Opening Night: 18h - 23h ⁠—
Akiko Nakayama (JP), Fieldworks (BE), Recent Arts (DE/CL/AR)


20h - 00h —
Julien Maire (FR/BE), Derek Holzer (US), Macular (NL), Rainer Kohlberger (AT)

00h - 03h —
iMAL X Les Actionnaires : Zaliva - D (CN), Succhiamo (FR) & Victor De Roo (BE)


18h - 00h —
Luke Fowler+moro sphinx (UK/BE) in collaboration with Q-O2, Freeka Tet (FR), Dylan Cote & Incogito (FR), Tarik Barri & Lea Fabrikant (NL/IL), Myriam Bleau & LaTurbo Avedon (CA)

00h - 03h —
iMAL X Schiev ⁠: Gabor Lazar (HU), Terrine (FR) & Wutangu (BE)


Participatory performance for kids : Hortense Gauthier and Antoine Schmitt (FR)


Saturday 23 Nov ⁠—
10h - 17h ⁠—
Spark AR Workshop (BASIC & ADVANCED) by Marcelo Armendáriz
More information & registration here
Vector Synthesis Laser Workshop by Derek Holzer
More information & registration here
Fablab Discovery Day

Sunday 24 Nov ⁠—
10h - 17h —
On Sound And Microphones by MIA (Moving Image Atelier) co-presented with Q-02 & Elephy
More information & registration here
Fablab Discovery Days in collaboration with Fablab'ke & MOVE

Akiko Nakayama, photo by Huruka Akagi

Macular by Maarten Nauw

With the support of

About iMAL

iMAL aims to support artistic and creative practices using technologies as their medium. We are an Art Centre hosting exhibitions, conferences and performances around arts & cultures in a digital world but also a reflexion centre focused on research and debates around the critical issues of our technological society. Our creative Fablab encourages social inclusion and innovation towards a more sustainable development. With our educational programme, we aim to empower our community and to inspire the next generation to participate in digital culture.


We are currently working on our new building. A full re-opening is projected for February 2020. We will have new public opening hours by then.

30-34 Quai des Charbonnages / Koolmijnenkaai, box 9
B-1080 Brussels

Metro 1, 5: Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51: Porte de Flandre / Vlaamsepoort
Villo: Porte de Flandre / Vlaamsepoort


Monday: 18:30 - 22:00 | Saturday: 11:00 - 18:00
ATTENTION: Our Fablab is also moving to its new location, please send a mail to check the opening hours.

The use of our machines is limited to our FabLab members. To become a member, you need to:

  1. Visit our FabLab during the public hours, see the machines, discuss with our members and FabLab managers
  2. Register as a daily (15€), monthly (45€), or yearly (200€) member on our website
  3. Follow one of our introductory workshops for each machine (facultative)

Once you have completed your introduction, you can come during our public hours and use our machines for your projects!

Equipment - Agenda
Access and Membership - Materials prices

Wiki.iMAL is a hub to share projects and know-how generated at Fablab.IMAL and during iMAL workshops :