Wood Wide Web is both a real and virtual forest growing in Brussels

As well as offering original content and anecdotes, the dynamic and interactive Wood Wide Web project connects trees within a platform and to activities on the ground. The idea is to delight the public, build a community and bring together young and old to give them the opportunity to learn about the Region’s trees and discover all that’s happening beneath their feet.

Wood Wide Web is an invitation to reconnect with the capital’s living heritage; to look at Brussels as a forest. This forest is a collection of free media: an urban forestry map, fact sheets, portraits of imposing specimens, fun interactive educational tools, etc. It is about making trees visible, revealing their secrets, drawing attention to the role they play, to their environment.

Initially, the platform will give the location of 120 remarkable trees. A true urban forest in which members of the public can gradually plunge/immerse themselves. Because this forest is filled with events and countless initiatives undertaken with the support of associations, artists, groups and operators. And, starting in September 2018, people living in Brussels will be able to help this forest grow by making their own contribution. Members of the public will be able to add their own emblematic, noteworthy or favourite trees and propose activities, events and forest walks.

This project is inspired by the system of communication between the roots of the trees in the forest: the Wood Wide Web. With this in mind, the association behind the project, 32shoot, is developing a human and cultural network around this unique theme.

This dynamic 360° multimedia experience is open to all ages and is scheduled to run from September 2017 to September 2019. The adventure will begin in Halles Saint-Géry/Sint-Gorikshallen for Heritage Days on 16 and 17 September 2017.

To find out more, visit www.woodwideweb.be