Best creative alternative 2020

  • Het Bazaar Botje – Bazaar Trottoir
    Project date: launched in June 2020
    Exploring Brussels with your own bubble, at your own pace and whenever you feel like it? Yes you can, with Bazaar Trottoir and its little ‘Botje’ virtual guide. Just like a real guide, Botje takes visitors around Brussels. Simply choose a language and a theme (must-sees, street art, beer and bars or GRL PWR), and enjoy a guided tour with Botje. Along the way, you receive information via Messenger (soon also via WhatsApp and Instagram chats). Bazaar Trottoir’s charming little virtual robot shares a wealth of anecdotes and food & drink tips.

  • Digital escape game: Unlock Brussels – Wannapplay
    Project date: April 2020  
    Team-building and fun, despite the pandemic and teleworking. Wannapplay's mission is to offer moments of cohesion, team-building activities and team outings. However, during the pandemic, gatherings, team activities and company meals have been removed from company diaries. After three weeks of lockdown, "visio escape", the special teleworking escape game was born! What is the aim? To visit a secret bar and virtually meet your colleagues to share a very Brussels-style aperitif. Since April 2020, more than 5,000 people have uncovered the "unlock brussels" code.  

  • Mobile Museum - Wittockiana. Book Arts and Bookbinding Museum
    Project date: 2020
    If it is prohibited to go out and discover artistic and cultural environments, why not arrange for them to come to schools? It was with this in mind that the Wittockiana – Bookbinding and Book Arts Museum (Woluwe-St-Pierre) launched its Mobile Museum concept! Using a lightweight, adaptable and interactive setup, Wittockiana has met more than 500 pupils to talk to them about the history of books and writing, but also about the museum’s exceptional literary heritage. In practice, the discussion involves objects that bear witness to the past, precious books, a video, educational sheets and also a creative workshop to create a book in which to construct a collective poetic narrative! To foster accessibility, each activity is adaptable and the cost of the activities is low or even free.

  • Cabaret Mademoiselle - Continuous Reinvention - Cabaret Mademoiselle ASBL
    Project date: 2020
    The Cabaret Mademoiselle, a Brussels nightlife hotspot, showed enormous inventiveness to continue to provide its special brand of sweet, sequined madness, even in people's homes! Between survival, support to the community and the need to make people laugh, the artists overcame every obstacle to adapt to health requirements. Videos, live events, a museum, shows in windows or spin-off products: every effort was made for their audiences! Adapted and totally original shows were also produced for the summer break: the Summer Nights. These nights were attended by over a thousand privileged people!

  • Be Modern - Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
    Project date: 2 October 2020 to 21 February 2021
    How, against the backdrop of the health crisis, can interest in the activities of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts be generated among a national audience? The solution appeared with the ".be modern" exhibition, which promoted the museum’s modern and contemporary art collections. In parallel, a series of bilingual FR-NL video clips (with English subtitles), intended for the social networks (Facebook, Instagram) and Museums website, aimed to approach the modern and contemporary works from a new, original and accessible angle. Played throughout the exhibition, they helped, on the one hand, to arouse the curiosity of Internet users and, on the other, to continue reflection post-exhibition.