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ECOPOLIS 2017 – Digital Together

Obtaining and sharing information, campaigning, making friends, dating, working, gaming… we are increasingly doing these things online. Hardware, apps and digital alter egos are giving new meanings to commitment, cooperation and connections between people. What are the implications of this digital reality for building a shared horizon?

After decades of individualization and fragmentation, one of the biggest challenges of our age is a new definition of ‘a we’. What does ‘together’ mean today, and what can we ‘achieve together’? These questions are not only being addressed in the public debate but also in very concrete initiatives, such as citizens’ co-ops for example. Ecopolis 2017 investigates ways in which the digitization of society can contribute to new forms of collectiveness. How can this digitization play a role in the transition to a more social and ecological society?


About Ecopolis

All the speakers will be simultaneously translated into English – French – Dutch

Ecopolis, formerly known as Het Groene Boek, is the perfect annual day to meet people who are concerned with the transition to a socio-ecological society in Kaaitheater. Because ecological challenges cross national and language boundaries, Ecopolis is diverse, international and interactive. Ecopolis challenges you too, with a short story competition ‘EcoFuture’ and the prize for the ‘Best Eco-Book’.

Ecopolis invites national and international authors to debate the transition towards a socio-ecological society. Academics, writers and civil society thinkers meet to enter into a constructive and open dialogue. Besides lectures, debates and interviews, there is an extensive book-fair with multilingual, ecological books and an internationally acclaimed documentary on the environment.

Over Ecopolis


Next edition: Sunday 8 October 2017

Kaaitheater, Sainctelettesquare 20, Brussels

+ extra lecture on 14 October!

Bozar, Ravensteinstraat 23, 1000 Brussels

Book your tickets through Kaaitheater

Tickets extra lecture Yochai Benkler – trough Bozar




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