Thursday 20 September, Beursschouwburg Brussels
Entrance free, reservation required via Eventrbride
During the Subjective Evening of Brussels the new Subjective Atlas of Brussels will be presented on a unique and vibrant way. 9 ‘Brusseleirs’ who have contributed to this Subjective Atlas will share with you their personal views on the capital of Belgium. They will take the stage and present their experience of one of the most diverse and challenging capitals in the world. What are their urgencies? How do they define Brussels?
Experience during the Subjective Evening of Brussels the warmth, the radicality and critical love we all share for Brussels — and be the first one to get a Subjective altas of Brussels.
Moderated by Rashif El Kaoui (actor KVS) amongst others, the following speakers will take the stage:
—Melat Gebeyaw Nigussie (1991, Dessie, ET) writer, activist, project coordinator: “Brussels teaches me to see things anew, enriching me with unique perspectives each day as I roam its ever-changing streets. It is the place I call home, the place that genuinely accepts me for who I am.”
— Petra Van Brabandt (1977, Ghent, BE) Philosopher, working at art college in Antwerp: “I moved from Flanders to Brussels twelve years ago and will never return. It was love at first, second and third sight.”
— Abdel Doudou Medoki (1981, TG)Fashion blogger and reporter, trendsetter: “I moved to Brussels in 2006 from the Netherlands because I fell in love with this cosmopolitan city, dynamic and hospitality. The streets of Brussels have always inspired me and boosted my creativity.”
—Riitta Oittinen (1960, Helsinki, FI) Social historian, science journalist and urban activist: “I share my time between Brussels and Helsinki and I have been comparing their differences since 1995.”
—Amina Saadi (1991, Brussels, BE) Graphic designer: “I’m born and raised in Brussels, and always enjoy to discover the different places and people. To me Brussels is a city or even not a city but something in between and it’s what I like.”
—Saraa Saleh (1975, Lattakia, SY) Academic and artist: “Whenever I leave my house, the city places me in a confrontational position with myself and the world; we have been involved in a relationship for four years, in which both of us are constantly reformulating each other.”
—Sophie Feyder (1983, Brussels, BE) Researcher and story collector: “I was born in Brussels, but didn’t grow up here. Many years later, I chose this city as my home. I made the mapping of the places of hope to remind me why.”