The Italian writer Umberto Eco described the role that Brussels can play as capital of Europe as follows: “The capital of the European Union should become a foyer culturel, a centre for the confrontation of diversities.” For a number of years now the BOZAR programme has been helping to make this ‘foyer culturel’ a reality. This spring Imagine Europe. In Search of New Narratives is once again inviting artists, scientists and thinkers to present their vision of a future Europe. In the discussion room debates, lectures and workshops will be focusing on subjects such as migration, borders, democracy, and the power of stories. Along the installation route artists and architects including Filip Van Dingenen, Rem Koolhaas, Ingo Niermann, Louwrien Wijers and Chantal Akerman will be shedding their light on Europe.


Chantal Akerman - Architecture Workroom Brussels - Emilio López-Menchero en studenten Institut Sainte Marie, Sint Gillis - Ives Maes - Yves Mettler - Mashid Mohadjerin - Nástio Mosquito - Ingo Niermann & Zak Group - Michelangelo Pistoletto - Louwrien Wijers  - Filip Van Dingenen en studenten Europese School Laken - Architecture Office XML en Studenten Master ‘Designing Democracy’ Sandberg Institute Amsterdam.

A special intervention by Rem Koolhaas / OMA.

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    Relive the opening of Imagine Europe: In Search of New Narratives and watch the debate between Rem Koolhaas, Ivana Abramović and Ingo Niermann.

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