Une fiction à venir

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En réponse à l’exploration initiée par BrusselAvenir: “ Comment la transition climatique sera-t-elle juste pour tout le monde à Bruxelles en 2030?”, une histoire fictive (du) futur(e) est en cours d’élaboration. «20:30 Bruxsels Talks» informera les bruxellois des avantages de la transition climatique pour tous. Pour ce faire BrusselAVenir s’est associé à BNA-BBOT, une organisation basée à Bruxelles qui explore et présente l’histoire et sa trame sonore comme partie intégrante du tissu urbain. Ensemble, BrusselAVenir et BNA-BBOT ont conçu un atelier dédié à l’avenir de la radio.

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A Future Fiction Story

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In response to BrusselAVenir’s current exploration, ‘How will the climate transition be just for everyone in Brussels in 2030?’, we are in the process of making of a future fictional story. 20:30 Bruxsels Talks will inform Brusseleirs on how climate transition can be beneficial for all. For this reason, we at BrusselAVenir have partnered with BNA-BBOT, a Brussels-based organisation that explores and presents the history and progression of sound as an integral part of the city’s fabric, to design a workshop dedicated to the future of radio.

A variety of…

How do we envisage the future?

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On our website, we recently published an article portraying various scenarios that may one day become future realities. Set in 2030, this article presents day-by-day city observations which reflect on how drastic but necessary lifestyle changes and social innovations had been realized since the year 2019:

“We had never imagined so much could change in Brussels in the last ten years. It demanded a collective shift of values, appropriation of solidarity and support, along with drastic lifestyle changes. The turning point was back in 2019, when it became clear…

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Bruxsels-Capital Region is your city; where you live, work or hang out. You know what goes well and what doesn’t. You are an expert in your neighbourhood, your community, your family situation, your life. To sketch futures for Bruxsels, our citizen lab needs your insights.

Join this collective exploration together with 100 others, and shape the future of our city.

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‘FêteDivers’ is a tool in development by BrusselAVenir in order to create future stories with the people of Bruxsels. We put the diversity of Bruxsels at the core of what we do. The tool allows us and others to understand different thoughts and behaviours, ways of communication, and relationships with the city and futures.

We often hear the statistics about Bruxsels-Capital Region — 184 nationalities; 62% of Bruxsels residents are of foreign origin; 35% doesn’t have Belgian nationality; 55% have foreign nationality at birth; 50% are 1 person households; 25% of the…

Dear Brussels,

Let’s be clear. We can’t ignore it anymore. Scientists have confirmed. Our planet is warming up. Humans are responsible for it. And the consequences are serious.

Which scientists? And are they reliable? The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is the United Nations body assessing climate change studies and providing advice. Their reports are extensively reviewed. In our humble opinion, if they are not to be trusted, who is?
Locally, 3600 Belgian scientists signed a letter confirming that it is now the time to take structural measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Full French version Dutch version English version

For those who are still sceptical: the proof is in the numbers, and more specifically the ones from the reports from the IPCC.

  • The planet has warmed up 1° since…

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It is urgent for cities to transition to ‘green’. Yet climate-friendly initiatives are also at risk of increasing inequalities. The yellow vests movement sparked from exactly this tension: endeavours towards ecological transition, that do not take into account their negative impact on ordinary citizens.

Do ecological measures have to be detrimental to less wealthy citizens — or can the transition towards a green city be an opportunity for all? …

Credits: Josh Barwick

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After announcing our new journey to co-create future stories for Brussels, we kicked off the first part of this story making process: crowdsourcing the question that we will answer in the upcoming months.

Two weeks ago, we sent out a survey to our network and partners, asking them to submit their question about the future of Brussels and the climate topic. The result was a collage of inspiring perspectives, and we couldn’t be happier about the enthusiasm in the responses.

We are currently processing all the input we’ve received (you can still…


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