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Absolutely (un)professional

Absolutely (un)professional

02. - 04. December 2022, Brussels

During the weekend of the 02. - 04. December 2022, we came together as practitioners, students, and researchers to question professionalism within the urban field.

Please download the current program details here.


As a collective and as individuals we have already faced various facets of what counts as professionalism in the urban realm – starting off with being educated in 'valid' methods to understand or describe complex urban life up to interdisciplinary collaborations in which it is unclear how to position, behave, or dress oneself. 

Given the perceived absolutism of how things are taught and done, we think there is an urgency in sharing our experiences to eventually question norms, habits, pre-cut roles, and taken-for-granted dos and don'ts if we aim for socially just and sustainable cities.

Friday 02.12.2022

Becoming Collective: Dinner Workshop

Saturday 03.12.2022

Becoming Collaborative: City Hopping

Sunday 04.12.2022

Becoming ??: Future Outlook

During these three days, we aim at getting to know each other, listening to practitioners' experiences with and knowledge about different working contexts, and forming new alliances for a different 'professional' future. Also, we aim to explore different ways of being and working together during the weekend itself through, e.g., everyday practices such as walking and cooking which we believe to be practices that foster dialogue and the perfect playground to question internalized ways of doing.


As a partaker, we invited either an active input giver, gentle listener, or potential chaos maker – it is totally up to you in what way you wish to engage with us and others. We understand ourselves as a connective platform and as an ever-changing collective and are happy to find out how to fit your interests into the program.


We covered accommodation for up to 25 people in shared dorms (Jes Sleep Inn, Brussels). We also covered dinners and breakfasts. (vegetarian meals).

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