This June, Dash Arts brings our regular Dash Café to the London Festival of Architecture to take on Brussels / Brussel / Bruxelles – a city made up of different communities, languages, governments and neighbourhoods. A city on the border of two language groups taken over by the vast political and bureaucratic operation of the EU and struggling to integrate its newer migrant residents. We’ll look at the role of the city as a cosmopolitan interconnected hub and who it belongs to through short films, poetry and architecture with exceptional guest speakers and performers from Brussels and the UK, including prominent academic and activist Eric Corijn, poet Elisabeth Severino Fernandes, artist and architect Laura Nsengiyumva, and writer and journalist Owen Hatherley.
With support from The General Representation of the Government of Flanders & The Embassy of Belgium.
Doors open at 7pm, with the event starting at 7.30pm.
Dash Arts creates artistic experiences that challenge the way we see the world in collaboration with exceptional international artists.
Our regular Dash Cafés feature live music, film, performance, readings and discussion at venues across London. Intimate and informal, the Cafés offer a chance to encounter new ideas, surprising perspectives and unusual artists who shed new light on the regions in which we work.
Our current season of work is EUTOPIA, investigating what it means to be European. EUTOPIA emerged as a direct response to the 2016 EU Referendum. As the UK voted to leave the EU, we felt the need to ask what Europe means. We are focusing our spotlight on Europe with a cross-arts approach that integrates research, development, participation, presentation, and production over several years.
Find out more at dasharts.org.uk.