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Human Cities: State of the Art

Array — March, 09 2015

With State of the Art as its first theme, Human Cities: Challenging the City Scale aims to set up a common ground in tackling the issue of how people challenge the urban scale and flow in Europe today.”

Workshop Crossroads 2015. Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne

Array — March, 09 2015

‘Crossroads 2015. Human cities_challenging the city scale’ is a creative workshop organized by Cité du design for the Human Cities program during the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne 2015. Focused on the conversion of vacant shops and ground floor premises in the Jacquard district,

Human Cities 2014-2018 Challenging The City Scale

Array — 2014-2018

HUMAN CITIES Challenging the City Scale 2014-2018, founded by Pro Materia, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, now led by Cité du Design from Saint-Etienne, is significantly different in scale compared to the previous editions.

My Favourite Brussels Sound

Array — October 2012

One of the highlights of the Human Cities Brussels-Istanbul 2010 edition, My Favourite Istanbul Sound, was restaged in Brussels on October 25, 26 and 28. As was the case in Istanbul,

Human Cities Festival 2012 Reclaiming Public Space

Array — Spring 2012

In the Spring of 2012, Pro Materia curated a second Human Cities festival in Brussels. In Human Cities Festival 2012 Reclaiming Public Space scientific and cultural actors stressed bottom-up initiatives set up by citizens,


Array — 18 December 2010 – 20 February 2011

Design Istanbul Tasarımı Showing the most significant work of some thirty designers, design studios, and artists, this exhibitions was not just the first comprehensive overview of the emerging and extremely exciting,

Human Cities Istanbul

Array — November 2010

Chosen as the European Capital of Culture in 2010, Istanbul is a unique place to be for Human Cities when you take into account the geographical location and cultural heritage. This growing megalopolis linking two continents,

Human Cities Festival 2010 Celebrating Public Space

Array — May 6-16, 2010

Pro Materia curated the first Human Cities Festival/Celebrating Public Space in Brussels from the 6th till 16th May 2010, a biennial event dedicated to public space. WithBOZAR as its main venue,

Human Cities

Challenging the city scale, interdisciplinary exchange platform Human Cities is a concept created in 2006 by the Belgian association Pro Materia and co-funded from 2014-2018 by the Creative Europe Programme of The European Union.