How and Why to Improve Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods. While we all live in one, we rarely give neighborhoods the attention they  should have. I know that I do take them for granted, belittle the possibility of change,  and disregard my own potential influence. Perhaps the lack o...Read More

Community garden: the path to a flourishing neighborhood

In the north of Tilburg lies a small neighborhood, Stokhasselt South. It does not take a long walk t...Read More

Can veganism be the solution to a looming health crisis? 

Over the past decades, the world population has grown tremendously, both in numbers and in size.&nbs...Read More

The power of public art: A community Mural in Stokhasselt-Noord

Walking around Tilburg, there is a neighborhood called Stokhasselt-Noord, a place that is home to ma...Read More

How the Kibbutz used to maximize Meaning in Life but forgot about Happiness

Have you ever thought about how the neighborhood you live in affects your life? In the social scienc...Read More


Undoing self-care from the “self”

Ever since the time of the ancient Greeks, human beings are said to be destined to take care of themselves. Back then, taking care of oneself was regarded both a privilege and a duty. A privilege because taking care of ourselves i...Read More

How ‘us’ and ‘them’ can become one

As the phrase “birds of a feather flock together’’ suggests, we seek contact with people who are similar to us [1]. While this tendency seems unharmful from the outset, it can become detrimental in heterogeneous neighbourhoods lik...Read More

Stage lopen als beleidsmedewerker

25 jaar oud ben ik, dat is al iets ouder dan de gemiddelde derdejaars Sociologie student. Ook heb ik niet het meest gemiddelde pad bewandeld om op de universiteit terecht te komen. Ik kom namelijk niet vanuit het VWO, maar heb een...Read More

“Waar blijft m’n wc-bril?”

Dit is wat mijn inmiddels 73-jarige grootmoeder ongeveer anderhalf jaar geleden tegen mij zei. Door de reuma, waar ze 50 jaar geleden mee werd gediagnosticeerd, is haar fysieke gesteldheid niet wat het zou moeten zijn. Zo woont ze...Read More

Exercising depression

There is a disease whose symptoms are present in most people at some time during their life. This disease usually infects its host in adolescence or early adulthood, but can effect anyone. You almost certainly know someone sufferi...Read More

Public-oriented writing: a workshop on science journalism, from tough academic text to an attractive article.

Last year on November 1st, Univers, Versot and Socio-Hub organized a workshop called Public-oriented writing. This workshop was given by Univers journalists Simone Vermeeren and Doetie Talsma. During this workshop they explained h...Read More