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Press kit - Press release - Human Cities Festival 2012 - Pro Materia

Human Cities Festival 2012

Brussels, Belgium

Pro Materia

Brussels, Belgium, 2012-03-01 - Human Cities is an initiative of an European Network supported by the “Culture” Programme (2007- 2013) of the European Union. It aims at emphasizing the need to promote interdisciplinary, user-friendly and participatory approaches from citizens, architects, designers, and public authorities through a more effective management of “creative” urban spaces and a greater synergy between actors who contribute to shape the city, while listening to citizen’s expectations in reclaiming a sustainable and qualitative public space.

After Brussels and Istanbul in 2010, the third edition of the Human Cities Festival will be hosted again in Brussels from 15 until 31 March 2012. This edition will run under the title “Reclaiming public space”. Scientific and cultural actors will stress bottom-up initiatives set up by citizens, architects, designers, artists and associations that re-shape the forms and appropriation of public space.

The Festival will be composed by a wide variety of activities: an international symposium titled «Civil Society reclaims public space. Cross Perspectives Based on Research», pedagogical or public art ,workshops, urban guided walks, artistic interventions and design installations.

When? From the 15th till the 31st March 2012

Where? Brussels, Belgium

Who? Urban planners, architects, designers, sociologists, anthropologists, philosophers, historians, geographers, public authorities, … and the general public who is welcome to participate to the Human Cities Festival. All activities are free of charge. Compulsary booking for the symposium.

Partners? This international event and the symposium are supported by the EU Culture Programme 2007-2013, the European Network of partners and Belgian public authorities such as the Brussels- Capital Region, the Flemish Region and Community, the Federation of Wallonia-Brussels, the District of Ixelles,...

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