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Cycles 2023 Autumn

Discover our programme!


Here you will find all the cycles of activities
To see the single events, please go to our agenda

Scherp ‘s middags je hersenen aan met hot topics en een warme kom soep. Boeiende sprekers ontleden actuele thema’s met een Brusselse invalshoek. Moeilijke kwesties worden behapbaar uitgelegd. Achteraf is er tijd voor vragen en bedenkingen uit het publiek. Voedsel voor lichaam en geest, elke eerste dinsdag van de maand! 

‘Tussen de Soep en de Feiten’ speelt in op de actualiteit. Daarom worden de sprekers pas enkele weken op voorhand aangekondigd. Hou onze communicatiekanalen in de gaten en reserveer alvast je middagpauzes in Muntpunt op dinsdag 03.10, 07.11 en 05.12. In 2024 verwelkomen we je op dinsdag 06.02, 05.03, 16.04, 07.05 en 04.06.

Rewind, Fast Forward: Unravelling the Historical Layers and Meanings of Our Built Environment

This year’s series delves into the intricate process of constructing the built environment, highlighting how meaning is embodied in the various layers that have been added over time. Through a multidisciplinary lens, experts in architecture, urban planning, archaeology, landscape architecture, heritage and history explore how the physical spaces we inhabit reflect the (building) culture, values, and norms of the societies that created them and, inversely, how our surroundings shape our experiences and identities.


By looking at the city fabric as an accumulated concentration of material, political, economic, ecological, technological and cultural history, we unravel how power dynamics and social inequalities are ingrained in our built heritage, how the city relates to its surrounding landscapes, but also how we can prospectively relate to the built environment as a combination of ‘embodied energy’ and ‘embodied culture’.

Ecopolis is the perfect annual day to meet people who care about a sustainable future.

Ecopolis invites Belgian and international authors to debate the transition towards a socio-ecological society. Inspiring books, documentaries and debates between writers, academics and civil society thinkers about ecology, economy and society are at the heart of Ecopolis.

Because ecological challenges knows no national or linguistic borders, Ecopolis is diverse, international and interactive.