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Cosmopolis Lunch Seminar with Sophie Alexandre and Leen de Spiegelaere: BCUS Civil Society Fellows

16 February 2017 , Department of Geography, room F4.66, 12h15-14h00

In the framework of their Civil Society Fellowship, the Réseau des Arts à Bruxelles and the Brussels Kunstenoverleg - two platforms of Brussels cultural organizations - are working on a (small) research based on 16 interviews with cultural institutions, in order to get an insight on how the organisations cope with the institutional and social complexity of Brussels. The aim is to formulate concrete recommandations for the public authorities.

The speakers:

Leen De Spiegelaere holds a Master Degree in Roman Languages (French/Spanish) at the University of Gent and also studied Theatre Sciences, Human Resource Management and Social Mediation. She started her professional career as communication assistant at the Brussels’ art laboratory Bains Connective and also worked as a cultural mediator at Lasso, the Brussels network for art education and mediation. Since 2009, Leen is coordinator of the Brussels Kunstenoverleg (www.brusselskunstenoverleg.be) (BKO). Together with the French speaking partner Réseau des Arts à Bruxelles, the two cultural networks bring together more than 160 cultural institutions in the Brussels Region of Belgium. BKO and RAB aim to stimulate collaboration within the cultural field and with other sectors in order to share and/or create a common vision on culture in Brussels.

Sophie Alexandre holds a Master degree in Art History (Université Libre de Bruxelles) and a Postgraduate degree in Cultural Studies (University of Leuven). She started her professional career as communication assistant at Brussels 2000 (European Capital of Culture) and then worked during 10 years at the production department of Kunstenfestivaldesarts. Since 2011 she is coordinator of the Réseau des Arts à Bruxelles (RAB). Together with the Dutch speaking partner Brussels Kunstenoverleg (BKO), the two cultural networks bring together more than 160 cultural institutions in the Brussels Region of Belgium. BKO and RAB aim to stimulate collaboration within the cultural field and with other sectors in order to share and/or create a common vision on culture in Brussels.  www.rabbko.be