WHAT IS IT ? Welcome at Talk CEC
(Creator of Cultural Experiences)
An innovative multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary place that spreads its activities by combining art with ecological awareness and entertainment, all on 3 levels for a total area of 3,500 square meters, in the heart of the European capital.
WHERE IS IT ? Located in the heart of Brussels and a few steps away from the European Parliament in the historic Demeuldre Establishment, a former porcelain factory dating from 1830. Talk CEC brings life to a new cycle, with the modernization of its infrastructure and equipment as well as the restoration and valorization of its historical, architectural, and artistic heritage.
WHY ? The first objective of our project is to build a community around ocean-related issues, and nature-friendly business potential as BLUE ECONOMY & SUSTAINABLE FISHING (research centers, NGOs, schools, youth organizations, media, and marine-related industries).
Which leads to the second objective: encourage the circulation and access of scientific knowledge to a large audience, and to all generations, by organizing a wide range of events (conferences, seminars, workshops, urban and contemporary art exhibitions, school visits, and podcasts).
The final objective is to offer a new experience for learning and sharing about ocean-related environmental issues, through an art-science dialogue.
PROGRAM - Free admission, Registration required
• 3:00-6:00 pm (max 40 persons)
Seminar by Smarter Together : Creative Advocacy for the Oceans Learn how to develop innovative strategies for sustainable fishing with the IdeaShaker
Join this 3-hour workshop to learn how to enhance your creativity and rethink your advocacy strategies in favor of fair and sustainable fishing and the protection of oceans with powerful ideation techniques. The IdeaShaker is an ideation tool adapted by Dreamocracy for lobbyists. You will learn how to use it and more generally how to harness the key factors of team creativity. This is open to NGOs, lobbyists, public officials, academics. The session will end with a specialist presenting how you can improve the presentation of your ideas digitally.
Trainers: Stephen Boucher, founder and CEO of Dreamocracy and Smarter Together. Elise Cuny, Advisor for Smarter Together.
Host: Margaux Vaghi, Fundraising, Partnerships and events manager of Talk C.E.C.
Guests: Bloom Association, an NGO that fights against the destruction of the ocean, the climate and livelihoods. Nyon Vu Zacker, digitalization specialist.
• 18:30-20:00 pm - Conference on the social-ecological transition of fisheries, the case of tropical tuna : European results and perspectives.
Presentation of the necessity of European fisheries to transition to ethical and sustainable practices, compatible with ecosystems resilience and thriving local economies. The case of tropical tuna fisheries in the Indian Ocean will be taken as an example, and results of BLOOM Association African Fisheries’ campaign will be presented, with a special focus on the role of retailers as key stakeholders in this transition.
by Pauline Bricault and Alessandro Manzotti.
Videos by MEP Mme Roose and Mr Satouri
Moderator : Pierre Fagnart (Journalist at Le Soir)
More guests to be confirmed soon.
• 8:15-21:00 pm
Musical performance Déambulations aquatiques by Les Hybrides
To highlight this day dedicated to the well-being of the oceans, Talk CEC presents Will Bedi (pianist and composer), Christian Abegan (baritone) and Estelle Galarme (actress) who form the group Les Hybrides.
After a busy day, we invite you to explore the depths of emotion with "Déambulations Aquatiques", a unique performance in which the artistic hybrids, sensitive to oceanic issues, express their art through poetry, song and piano.
Immerse yourself in the delicate works of Aloysius Bertrand, Victor Hugo and Arthur Rimbaud, accompanied by the enchanting melodies of Frédéric Chopin, Maurice Ravel and the contemporary compositions of Will Bedi.
For any questions, contact Margaux Vaghi, coordinator and host of the event : firstname.lastname@example.org