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Update #13: Brussels2030 moves forward: call to applications to motivated candidates to carry out the project Brussels2030 European Capital of Culture

A little over a year ago, the government of the Brussels Capital Region mandated Jan Goossens and Hadja Lahbib to prepare Brussels’ candidacy as European Capital of Culture in 2030. “Brussels2030” is a great and inspiring project for our city, and for our region. Brussels2030 has chosen not only to work on the preparation of…

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Update #12: Read our first interim report to the Brussels government

Hadja Lahbib and Jan Goossens took office as the Brussels Government’s commissioners in the spring of 2021. This position includes the preparation of Brussels’ bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2030. In this report, we address our work and answer a number of specific questions, as requested in the agreement we concluded with…

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Update #11: Watch the videos of the Brussels2030 Summer Assembly

Throughout the week, Alina, Yasmina, Aya, Mohamed, Yassine, Wassim, Hachem, Youssra and Salma followed the Brussels2030 Summer Assembly under the enthusiastic guidance of Zakaria El Bakkali. In the framework of the Cine-Photo Workshop of the House of Cultures and Social Cohesion of Molenbeek, they made these two video reports. Part 1 Part 2

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Update #10: This was the Brussels2030 Summer Assembly!

Update #10: This was the Brussels2030 Summer Assembly! Almost a 1.000 people have been joining the first Brussels2030 Summer Assembly. Among you were many professionals from cultural, social, public and academic organisations from Brussels and far beyond. Together, we layed the first foundations for a cultural capital of Europe! Below, you find the summary of…

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Update #9: Customize our logo!

We are you. And you are us. So our logo is your logo. We kindly invite you to appropriate our brand new logo and make it your own. Optimize, enhance, develop, revamp, vandalize or upcycle it. Make it better. Or worse. Or just make it different. Sure, you can! Whether you are a ket, a…

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Update #8: We are news!

Bruxelles, capitale culturelle en 2030? Voici les trois grands chantiers du projet, des manifestations déjà prévues cet étéLa Libre, June 2022 Un parfum de Bruxelles 2030Le Soir, June 2022 Bruxelles capitale européenne de la culture 2030 : des premiers projets visibles cet étéLa DH, June 2022 Bruxelles 2030: construire ensemble la ville de la culture…

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Update #7: A fond farewell to ‘Lonesome Zorro’ Arno

Arno’s music was inextricably linked with his social engagement, as Jan Goossens, who together with Hadja Lahbib is assignement holder for Brussels2030, experienced first hand on many an occasion. The singer’s dream was one of a free and diverse Brussels, where life is good for everybody. ‘Arno was always happy to listen or have a…

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Update #6: Putting the link between Brussels and Kinshasa centre stage

Brussels2030 participated in the cultural, academic, political and economic mission in Kinshasa. The colonial heritage, its memory and the writing of a common future between Kinshasa and Brussels will be central to the preparation of the candidacy for the title of European Capital of Culture. This mission, which has the advantage of being transversal, is…

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Update #5: Building the Brussels Imaginary

On Friday 11 February, our think tank met on one of the three themes of the project that Brussels 2030 wants to develop: How can we dream, imagine and tell Brussels together, with a view to 2030? During this meeting, several people from civil society were invited to present their project, including the artist François…

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