Brussels seen by its inhabitants.


Brussels seen by its inhabitants. 

A subjective map is a map created by a group of inhabitants, through workshops led by Catherine Jourdan, psychologist and documentary artist, and her team. It represents a group's vision of its own territory, of the city at a given time.
The map is not based on actual data but rather on the impressions of inhabitants: personal memories, intimate stories about places, shared impressions and other beliefs can be found on it. After a time for thought and exchange, the map is then printed, sold in local shops and made public in the city communication spaces.

Since 2014, inhabitants of seven different Brussels districts have created maps of their own territories. Unfold them and discover their stories!

Catherine Jourdan

Catherine Jourdan is psychologist and documentary artist and leads since a few years a common project : cartographic documentary. Its name : Subjective Geography.
After a MA in philosophy at Paris X Nanterre University in 2002 and a short teaching period, Catherine Jourdan has focused on artistic practices. Sculpture, installation, videeo, performance...  In order to invent trajectories. The last "artistic"-said project that she leads is Géographie Subjective, since 2009. Since 2011, she owns a MA in analytical clinic psychopathology and works as a clinical psygologist. She divides her time between psychological counseling and documentary practices.

Maps on sale in several places!

Dekkera – Rue Pierre Decoster, 109 – 1190 Forest
La Foret Noire – Rue Jean Baptiste Vanpé, 39 – 1190 Forest
News-Shop – Chaussée de Neerstalle, 84 – 1190 Forest
Institut de beauté Vanille Soleil – Avenue Minerve, 21 – 1190 Forest
Bread & Bento – Avenue Minerve, 25 – 1190 Forest
Univers Couture – Chaussée de Neerstalle, 121 – 1190 Forest
Le Kiosque Café – Place Saint Denis, 17 – 1190 Forest
WIELS – Avenue Van Volxem, 354 – 1190 Forest
Les Voisines en font toute une cocotte – Rue des Alliés, 163 – 1190 Forest
Cifas – Rue de Flandre, 46 – 1000 Bruxelles
La Bellone – Rue de Flandre, 46 – 1000 Bruxelles
Avec Plaizier – Avenue des Eperonniers, 50 – 1000 Bruxelles
Maison CFC – Place des Martyrs, 14 – 1000 Bruxelles
Ticky Tacky – Rue des Renards, 28 – 1000 Bruxelles
Passa Porta Bookshop – Rue Antoine Dansaert, 46 – 1000 Bruxelles
Librairie Tropismes – Galerie des Princes, 11 – 1000 Bruxelles
Joli Mai – Rue de Roumanie, 28 – 1060 Saint-Gilles
Les Yeux Gourmands – Avenue Jean Volders, 64 – 1060 Saint-Gilles
Librairie Presse – Avenue Jean Volders, 40 – 1060 Saint-Gilles