Manu Tention defines himself as a city healer, a street nurse, an urban surgeon...
He repairs the city where it is broken.
Roaming the city by van, by bike, by cart or on foot, he collects abandoned materials - pallets, wood, hardware... - which he recycles, of his own free will, in order to repair the public space. The recycled wood he uses is painted red and remembers the colour of blood and the Red Cross in order to attract the attention of passers-by and the authorities who forget - sometimes for many years - to repair the city where it is "wounded".
Manu Tention will be working in Brussels in two stages: he will first come to Brussels for a few days in August to carry out repairs and leave his mark on the district around the Serge Creuz school (Comte de Flandre). In November, he will work with the school's carpentry students in a week-long workshop to show and share his techniques, and then they will repair the city together.
Photos: Emmanuel Bayon