Timelines: Thu 29.06

Brussels2030 Summer Assembly 2023

Co-creation labs & Round table, Thursday 29-06

🕑 14.00 – 17.00

Building Blocks for Future Spaces

🚩 Les Halles – Foyer
Hosts: Architecture Workroom Brussels & LoUIsE

Brussels2030 is an opportunity to appreciate and connect the many social and cultural dynamics that shape Brussels. The pillar ‘territory’ of the Brussels candidacy, explores ‘future spaces’: places where a diverse range of city makers work together locally on targeted transitions/transformations. During this cocreation session, we invite those city makers to inspire one another. We look for linking opportunities, and will develop building blocks that can support further development of existing initiatives. Together, we will build a Brussels network of future spaces.

A futures’ Palimpsest for Brussels: speculating 2039 with youngsters (2/3)

🚩 Outside Les Halles
Hosts: Erasmushogeschool Brussel, VUB

This co-creation lab aims to stimulate, nurture, and collect young people’s images of the future for culture in Brussels through spontaneous conversations in the immediate surroundings of Les Halles. The lab is focused on the rigorous imagination of young people about culture in Brussels in 2039, 9 years after the city’s potential celebration as European Capital of Culture. During the lab, a continuous screening of a map of Brussels in Les Halles will show the urban choreographies of interviewers and interviewees and accumulate into a complex webbing of images and audio recordings of the futures talks. The lab aims to create a ‘futures palimpsest’ that will trigger individual and collective agency in the present and near future.

Repenser l’économie : atelier fresque (2/2)

🚩 Maison des Arts – Salon 1
Hosts: Fresque Repenser l’Économie

The Rethinking Economics Fresco provides an opportunity, through a game of association and discussion, to better understand the critiques of mainstream economic theories and to learn more about heterodox schools of thought in economics. By participating in this workshop, you will discover the links between these theories and concrete policy measures and will have the opportunity to discuss socio-economic measures around the city by making links between these measures and economic schools of thought.

Play the city: Imagine Europe (2/5)

🚩 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

Fractures invisibles

🚩 Maison des Arts – Salon 3
Hosts: Women in Art

The history of women artists shows us that in the renaissance period they had to hide behind the name of their husband/brother in order to make art. Today the art world is questioning itself and trying to reattribute to these invisibilised artists their works of art. Although difficult, because they were signed by their colleagues or husbands, they were there, hidden, in the shadows, in a societal framework that was not favourable to them. We can therefore speak of the invisible. In summary, FRACTURE INVISIBLE is a discussion about the place of artists, women of the renaissance who had to hide behind the name of their colleagues/husbands in order to be able to create and question this vision in the current world.

Thinking Locally: how to address the global issue of climate migration in Brussels?

🚩 Les Halles – Piscine
Hosts: AfluentE

This activity will shed light on the increasingly unaddressed climate migration topic in Europe, and how European cities should adapt to this phenomenon. The aim of the talk is to kick-start a reflection in Brussels, as the capital hub of the EU, and inspire and encourage other European urban areas to cooperate on providing the best support schemes and services to welcome the people displaced by climate-related events. First, we intend to host a diverse panel coming from academia, NGO, personal testimony to public authority. The second part of our event would showcase the subject from an artistic perspective, bringing the art as a mean to unite, express, imagine an inclusive city for climate migrants.



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