ECOPOLIS is the perfect meeting place for anyone concerned with the transition to a socio-ecological society. The main focus is on inspired and inspiring books and documentaries, and dialogues on ecology, economics and society between writers, scientists and thinkers from civil society.
After the successful I have a dream (with youngsters, in 2011), we are now giving the opportunity to Brussels people of all ages and from all corners of the city and the world to have their say. Each writes a speech on their view of today’s Brussels and their dreams for the city in the future.
MO*, the magazine for ‘global news’, is celebrating its 10th
anniversary! This means an extra thick 100th edition in addition to a
completely free and utterly spectacular birthday party. Theme of the
festivities: a hopeful future! Join in the celebrations.
The open conference announced in the Burning Ice brochure is to be replaced by a private meeting of the members of the network. This meeting will also take place at the Kaaitheater, but will not be open to the public. - How can we make the way we farm and what we eat more sustainable? That’s
the question occupying The New Food Frontier. You’ll find this network
of thinkers and doers both in the field and at the table; in farming,
horticultural and food businesses; and in research groups, at
universities, pressure groups etc.
Spoken World - What do you believe in? Do you have any dreams? Eight young people from Brussels, between 15 and 25, will be taking these questions as the basis for a speech they will write and give at the Spoken World Festival. The director Dirk Verstockt will be coaching them.
Spoken World - Amiri Baraka and Saul Williams are two big names in Afro-American spoken word. In the late fifties, Amiri Baraka (1934) made his name as a beat poet under his original name of LeRoi Jones. Saul Williams (1972) is several generations younger and one of the most powerful voices in alternative hip hop.
We are still stuck in a traditional mindset when it
comes to mobility, whereby demand determines policy, which then
inevitably leads to more infrastructure. After The Car aims to highlight these good examples and use the imagination to reflect upon a new paradigm of mobility.