Practicalities of the Brussels2030 Summer Assembly

4 – 8 July 2022, Tour à Plomb, Brussels

The Summer Assembly is organized at Tour à Plomb (Rue de l’Abattoir 24, 1000 Brussels , see: Tour à Plomb). Participation is free. You can buy drinks and snacks at Tour à Plomb, or bring your own food and beverage.

Please read through the guidelines carefully in advance of the Assembly.

Aims: the Summer Assembly intends to offer a space where diverse urban actors can inspire one another and initiate processes of collaborative city-making. During these five days we will be able to discuss themes that concern us all, such as sustainability, new forms of democracy and solidarity and inclusion. Our aim is to encourage rich encounters and dialogues. We therefore welcome people with diverse personal, professional and disciplinary backgrounds. A variety of activities will be proposed, building on participatory and engaged methods. They all will inspire the Brussels2030 project.

Guiding principles: We aim to encourage dialogue and experience sharing over boundaries of disciplines, sectors, age, life experiences and backgrounds, building on critical, participatory and engaged methods. We therefore ask all participants to be open to differences and treat one another in a respectful manner.

Respecting difference: As the Summer Assembly will involve people with diverse backgrounds, try to be mindful of your phrasings and behaviors. Respect others’ cultural, religious, professional, academic and economic backgrounds, skills, abilities and contributions.

Disagreeing with the argument, not with the person: Disagreement is allowed but remember to focus on the matter under discussion and avoid negative comments about other people.

Active participation: We encourage people to actively participate in the roundtable, but be aware not to take over the entire discussion, and make time and space for quieter people.

Copyright and privacy: Please note that the project team will be reporting on the content and outcomes of the Summer Assembly. Coproduced materials will be made available on the B2030-website. We will therefore be collecting testimonials, and some of the sessions will be recorded or photographed. Anonymized material may be used for reporting and dissemination on social media or printed material. All participants are asked to respect privacy of others and acknowledge copyright of any data, expertise or experiences shared during the program.

Injuries, damage or loss: The project team cannot be held responsible for loss of or damage to personal material such as tablets, cloths, cell phones, etc.

Certificates & Credits: All participants will receive a certificate of participation and will be credited as contributors to Brussels 2030 candidacy.

Be welcome!

The Brussels2030 Summer Assembly is organized by Brussels2030, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Université libre de Bruxelles, Brussels University Alliance (VUB & ULB), Réseau des Arts Bruxelles-Brussels Kunsten Overleg,, Brussels University Alliance, Brussels Studies Institute, Brussels Academy, VUB Crosstalks and

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