Urban Academy

(c) Bea Borgers


For the past seven years, the Urban Academy has been the essential place for critical reflection on the complex relationships that living art maintains with public space. Over three days, testimonies, analyses, debates and practical workshops allow Brussels cultural operators, artists, researchers and political decision-makers to reflect upon the challenges of artistic practice when it takes place in the public space.

The last edition of the Urban Academy took place from 24 to 26 September 2020. More information and programme on this page.

Previous editions of SIGNAL/Urban Academy:
SIGNAL #1: "Urbi et Orbi" - 27 > 31.08.2012
SIGNAL #2: "Public Space, Multiple Space" - 3 > 7.09.2013
SIGNAL #3: "The Other City, the City of the Other, the City with the Other" - 27 > 30.08.2014
SIGNAL #4: "Excluded Bodies, Urban Bodies" - 9 > 12.09.2015
SIGNAL #5: "Art Facing Terror" - 21 > 24.09.2016
SIGNAL #6: "The Art of Gathering" - 27.09 > 01.10.2017
SIGNAL #7: "The Joy of Disagreement" - 21 > 23.09.2018
Urban Academy 2019: "Imaginaries of Ecology" - 24 > 25.09.2019
Urban Academy 2020: "Towards the Good Life" - 24 > 26.09.2020