Brussels2030 Summer Assembly 2023
Co-creation labs, Saturday 01-07
14.00 – 17.00
Futures worldbuilding Lab for youngsters (2/2)
🚩 Les Halles – Piscine
The Futures worldbuilding Lab is a two-day participatory workshop with a group of diverse youngsters from Brussels that deals with specific issues related to the future and Brussels in 2030 and resonate with the plurality of the city. We’ll talk about what futures thinking is about, learn how to ‘use futures’ and see how we can act upon it. Finally, we’ll create material to build the world for our futures story.
Atelier Quartier (2/2)
🚩 GC De Kriekelaar
Hosts: Ultima Vez vzw
Conceived as a moment of coming together around dance and movement, Atelier Quartier is an opportunity to take time together, seek and try together. This intergenerational gathering is open to a wide audience: both dancers and those without a dance background. The workshop will be facilitated by: Magdalena öttl, dancer at Ultima vez.
🚩 Les Halles – Grande Halle (2)
Bridge Stories is a storytelling performance and the result of a series of workshops where global flâneurs who occupied the bridge in front of Le Petit-Château during winter of 2023 joined forces with friends of Cinemaximiliaan, to share and write stories about Refuge. Bridge stories aims to give newcomers a mic, a stage and to let them be heard, as we might have forgotten that they are human beings who are seeking a home, shelter or refuge!
Design de la réparation
🚩 Maison des Arts – Salon 7
Hosts: ESA SAint-Luc – Bruxelles / Master en Design d’Innovation Sociale
Le pôle académique et de recherche en Design d’Innovation Sociale (MDIS and RDIS) of the ESA Saint-Luc in Brussels and Recy-K will host an “inspirational talk” bringing together various people involved in repair: carriers of the circular economy, artists, creators, researchers, and which will be followed by a debate. The idea will be to present our 2030 ambition around the issue of repairing the city so that it becomes a place of well-being, social cohesion, preservation and regeneration of the biosphere.
The female Gaze: Let’s talk about us in the city
🚩 Maison des Arts – Salon 2
Hosts: Laura Wipler & Lena Müller-Naendrup
During the workshop we invite women* to share their positive experiences in public space around the city of Brussels. The aim is to share empowering stories that shift from the dominant narrative on safety issues, fear and vulnerability. Together, we will map these places and debate about future challenges by inviting the participants to imagine creatively how they would like to see the city of Brussels.
* we encourage everyone identifying as a woman to participate
Play the city: Imagine Europe (4/5)
🚩 Maison des Arts – Salon 6
Hosts: Brussels Academy, Arts et publics, Larsh Université Polytechnique des Hauts de France
In this five-day activity, participants are immersed in the world of Minecraft to dream up and design a new European capital, after a visit of European headquarters the first day. Using the popular video game as a creative tool, participants spend half-days crafting their vision for a modern metropolis from Luxembourg Square. They can let their imagination run wild as they build intricate structures, plan urban layouts, and design unique landmarks, all within the virtual world of Minecraft. Through this engaging and interactive activity, participants are encouraged to think critically and collaboratively, as they work together to shape their ideal European capital. From iconic buildings, public spaces to sustainable infrastructure, participants can explore innovative design concepts and reimagine what a modern capital city could look like. The combination of gaming and urban planning provides a unique and stimulating experience that encourages creativity, teamwork, and problem-solving skills, all while having fun in the world of Minecraft.
Five-day workshop, please register for all five sessions
Festival global de la Marelle
🚩 Les Halles (departure)
Hosts: Festival de la Marelle (Valentin Wouters)
The activity consists of creating marelles (hopscotches) and play-paths in the public spaces together and seeing how they transform it. The design and realisation will be made in one movement, in situ, favouring spontaneity, adaptation to others and cohesion. People will be like children creating games in a movement between free play and ruled game. Tools (templates, stencils and stamps) and temporary paint will be provided to facilitate the happy and colourful process! At the end, after some drying under the sun, we can play and watch other people play.
Writing and Performing Lyrics
🚩 Maison des Arts – Salon 5
Hosts: Jeunes Boss
Jeunes Boss is a music organization in Brussels that focuses on artistic development and empowerment of young people. In addition to music production, radio making, and event organization, the organization organizes art education workshops to train young people as “artrepreneurs” and develop their own artistic identity. The focus is not only on future rappers and musicians, but also on the organization of cultural events and culture promotion. One of the workshops is “writing and performing lyrics”, where participants learn to write and perform a rap song without any required prior knowledge. The inspiration for the lyrics comes from the participants’ interests themselves and enthusiasm, creativity, and team spirit are important elements during the workshop.
Verkiezingskoorts? On prend la température de la culture
🚩 Les Halles – Foyer
Guests: Jan Busselen (PTB/PVDA), David Cordonnier (PS) Aline Godfrin (MR), Mounir Laarissi (Les engagés), Pierre-Yves Lux (Ecolo), Sheraz Rafi (Open Vld), Els Rochette (Vooruit), Anton Schuurmans (CD&V), Lotte Stoops (Groen), Karl Vanlouwe (NVA), e.a.
Hosts: ERAB/BKO, EBxl réseau des études bruxelloises de l’ULB, Culture et démocratie
The 2024 elections are coming up. Is a new state reform in the air? And what would be the consequences for culture in Brussels? Besides institutional issues, what are the challenges for the cultural world in Brussels that demand a political answer? Before the election fever rises, we do a temperature check, and invite research department staff and cultural experts from diverse political parties. Join the discussion and make sure your voice is heard in the drafting of the election programmes.
Bildy Home Rebellion (1/2): Workshops
🚩 Gare maritime, Rue Picard 7, Tour & Taxis 🕑 16.30 – 18.00
Hosts: RAB/BKO, EBxl réseau des études bruxelloises de l’ULB, Culture et démocratie
We would like to invite you to participate in BILDY workshops. Each workshop will propose a unique artistic practice involving holistic elements in order to open up other perspectives on activism. The results of the workshops will accompany a performative parade format to propose an ongoing participatory movement that fights for social change.
WORKSHOP 1: Astrology Movement – Eli Mathieu Bustos
Through the relationships between the Zodiac signs and the constellations from which they come, we will experience the different notions of home. During the workshop we will improvise with movement and text to express the need for a safe space to live and share with others.
WORKSHOP 2: Plants Slam Poetry – Valerie Maione
Rituals, confessions and games will inspire the participants to reflect on the perspectives of hospitality. You’ll take part in a magical slam poetry session nourished by stories of rejection or being welcomed into someone else’s space.
WORKSHOP 3: Interconnectivity Game – Isabel Bur Raty
This workshop invites you to imagine a home without borders, a home as a community through a game of interconnectivity. We’ll explore a group dynamics in the park tour et taxis and build the together an action by using clay, text and physicality.
WORKSHOP 4: Craft for empowerment – Bildy Artists
You’ll learn different crafts such as sewing bags, making bracelets, plant-based products and more. Each item will include a symbol linked to the value of a home. Your creation will be part of the performance that take place after the workshop and you will receive it after it has been part of our parade for social change.
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