Rethinking the city Imagining futures Futures for everyone Brussels for everyone The future starts today Rethinking the city Imagining futures Futures for everyone Brussels for everyone The future starts today

Depicting new narratives for Brussels

Images of the future inspire and can shape societies. Starting from your questions about the city, we explore what might come next. Every six months we select one question to work around, together with citizens, entrepreneurs, experts and creatives. With them, we choose the futures we prefer and turn them into stories.

Current exploration

Future Fertilisers 2035

Young people are both planters and fertilisers in the gardens of our futures. We explore the soil of Bratislava and Brussels, and more specifically the youth of 2035.

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Windows to Bruxsels 2030

Brusseleirs don’t share much common history but we have an opportunity to imagine a common future. We explore how we will live together with different cultures, generations, classes, species, ... in 2030.

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Past explorations

Stories

These future stories about Brussels are the result of our researches and dreams of the future. They are made with creatives and artists from the city.

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Some words on our project

  • “It made me reflect on the future for the city and how we can all help to shape this as citizens.” Manuel Manrique
  • “The work of BrusselAVenir is an important missing piece in the urban innovation cycle puzzle for the cities.” Brussels Academy team
  • “The storytelling techniques of BrusselAVenir are effective and engaging.” Barbara Van Lindt (Kaaitheater)
  • “I wish to see other cities in Europe adopting this approach.” Jonas Bylund (JPI Urban Europe)
  • “BrusselAVenir contrasts the fragmented imaginaries of a very diverse city, in common and converging narrative of possible and desirable futures. This is needed to understand that there is an alternative.” Michel Bauwens (P2P Foundation)
  • “Our collaboration has opened up reflection on the desirable eco-social perspectives for Brussels.” Severine Janssen (BNA-BBOT)

Tool

To put the diversity of Brussels at the core of what we do, we are developing 'FêteDivers: 100 eyes on Brussels'. Do you want to be one of the 50 people of this project? Let us know!            

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Including your voice in our project is the only way to look at the future. Don’t hesitate to get in touch - we're always happy to chat.

Our partners

If you want to know more about the team, find more info here.            

  • VGC
  • Lunt foundation
  • Civic Innovation Network
  • Plurality University Network
  • Brussels Academy
  • Beursschouwburg
  • BNA-BBOT
  • KU Leuven
  • Erasmus Hogeschool
  • Aula Magna
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel