Cafebabel Brussels is organising two interactive events in the frame of the exhibition How Do Yo Do...Brussels?
, with the partnership of the BreXpat programme of King Baudouin Foundation.
« When Europe meets Brussels » / « Quand Bruxelles rencontre l'Europe »
A Speed-Dating on May 25 at 7pm at Halles St-GéryMeet your new Brussels' neighbours! A "speed-dating"
type evening in which expatriates and Bruxellois have 7 minutes to
exchange and share views and get to know each other.
Around 60 participants (30 Bruxellois and 30 Europeans) will, in 7
minutes, exchange information on their lives in Brussels, their culture,
their reasons for living in Brussels, but also their favourite spots
and activities in the capital.
The event aims to bring Belgians and Europeans together.
"Brussels, one thousand pages of history and culture"
Debate on 11 May 2011 at 6 pm at Halles Saint-Géry
Brussels and its hidden treasures are to be revealed. As Belgium's and Europe's capital, Brussels has over the last 50 years become a melting pot of cultures and communities, giving it a truely
international character. Lovers of Brussels, but also newcomers to the city, can
discover Brussels' thousand year long history, its different communities, and the cultural
heritage which the capital has amassed since its inception.
an expert in the history of Brussels for Visitbrussels, will talk about the
history from the Middle Ages until today, about Brussels'
position in Belgium and in Europe and the important historical events of
the city making Brussels this International city.
Louis Lohle-Tart, an renowned ethnologist, will discuss about Brussels as a meeting point of the
communities, the demographic development of Brussels and the contribution
of the different communities and the waves of immigration.
Sonja De Smedt
, a multicultural and multifaceted guide, holds a PhD is Art History and Philosophy and has specialised in alternative touristic tours, often accompanied by sweets. She will talk about the influence that foreign communities and traditional crafts have had on Brussels' architecture. She will also be happy to share some of her most secret spots. Christian Ronsmans
, Brussels' guide specialised in the esoteric, masonic and alchimic secrets of the city. Christian will talk about the symbols engraved in the history and architecture of Brussels.
How Do Yo Do...Brussels? is an artistic
exhibition started by four foreign
women of different nationalities living in Moscow. They were motivated
to discover how other people lived, felt and thought about the city.
The positive feedback they received inspired them to create an
A diverse selection of foreigners were questioned and
photographed resulting in the very successful “How do you do…Moscow?” exhibition at the MMOMA (Moscow Museum of Modern Art) in September 2009.
“How do you do ... ?” is now coming to Brussels in May
2011 at the Halles
A large cross section of foreign Bruxellois will be taking part an exhibition that includes black and white photos, interview extracts and
"mixed media" artworks.