Made in Bruxsel


“Made in Bruxsel” was a thematic photography contest structured in the framework of the travelling festival « Made in Bruxsel, migrations that create the city » organized by Brussels Academy and the Centre Bruxellois d’action intercultrelle (CBAI). The festival gathered researchers, civil society actors, artists and inhabitants of Brussels throughout ten evenings debating and celebrating those migrations that contributed to the development of the Brussels that we now today.

The contest “Made in Bruxsel” provided the visual component of the festival around the theme: “Bruxsel Melting Pot, le mélange bruxellois/ the Brussels mixture”, opening up a visual research of those specific and diverse urban spaces that better represent the Brussels’ unique cosmopolitan condition.

The selection of the finalists and the winners was carried out in two rounds out by a jury composed of photographers, journalists and academics including Ans Brys, Kurt Deruyter, Patrice Leprince, Emily Smith, Marion Berzin and Louise Deblieck.

The result was a fine complementary selection of the 21 pictures that in combination better represented the cultural diversity of Brussels. The selection made an emphasis on the role of the street and the public spaces as the context in which this diversity melts into the rich social mix of Brussels today.

The finalist selection turned into a traveling exhibition, moving from different cultural venues in Brussels starting with the closing night of Made in Bruxsel “Nous, Bruxelles, la fête ! – Wij, Brussel, feest ! – We, Brussels, party!” in BOZAR on Friday, May 4, 2018.


Daniel Osorio, Sedaile Mejias, Diego Luna Quintanilla

In collaboration with

Brussels Academy

Thanks to

Marion Berzin, Louise Deblieck, Jessica Van De Ven, Ans Brys, Kurt Deruyter, Emily Smith