The first European edition of the Amazonie Immersive concept will be held in Brussels at the Talk C.E.C space in Ixelles. Associations, cultural spaces and companies have come together to create this brand new cultural concept which focuses on the topics of art, tradition, flavours and sustainability. The event will be held in the newly established Talk C.E.C space in the former Demeuldre store between 1-3 April 2022.
The concept of these three days is the sensory and virtual gateway to a vast Amazon Immersive networking project. The network brings together different actors who deploy their energies to protect, enhance and highlight the rich Amazonian culture in all its aspects – ancestral knowledge, relationship with the world, handicraft, artistic and local productions and its role in protecting the planet. The main objective is to make the different communities of the Amazon, benefit from the fruits of their work, thus aiming to strengthen fair trade for the region and collaborate in the preservation of the environment in the forest’s natural reserves.
A series of immersive activities will allow the attendees to travel to the heart of the Amazon during a workshop, a tasting experience or an exchange. The programme will include multiple activities that will highlight the natural, cultural, artistic, economic and social aspects of the Brazilian Amazon, all in an exceptional exhibition space. It will also be possible to live a moment at the rhythm of the Amazon, with live exchanges and visibility of the different workshops to be done online. The guest of honour at the launch weekend will be the indigenous chief Nui Huni Kuin, who will offer a special encounter for visitors with his knowledge.
Weekend activities & workshops
On Saturday, a series of workshops to discover products from the Amazon, to experience them and evaluate their qualities. This will also allow us to understand what is at stake for producers and the impact of our choices on the protection of the Amazonian forest, habitats, trades and nature reserves. It is a day of sharing between professionals, chefs, distributors, informed amateurs and committed people who wish to broaden their knowledge.
In practice: workshops of +/- two hours by professionals/artists – limited places, compulsory registration between 25 and 35 euros* – Languages: English – French and Portuguese
On Sunday, it will be a colourful and family-friendly day with many workshops, this time available to all.
In practice: workshops of +/- two hours by professionals/artists – limited places, compulsory registration between 10 and 15 euros* – Languages: English – French and Portuguese
During the three days, exhibitions of works by photographer Renato Soares, painter Fábio Sampaio, multimedia installations and immersive experiences are freely accessible, all around the Yankatu tree by Maria Fernanda Paes de Barros, the main work and symbol of our network. The bar will be open after the workshops for the public, accompanied by Dj zee-la with Brazilian music creating a tropical atmosphere full of traditional repertoire. Workshops available: gastronomy, cocktail, dance, design, visual arts, music, organic beauty product making & more.
To check the list of all available workshops and for reservations, visit the eventbrite website.
Location & directions:
Amazonie Immersive will take place in the Talk C.E.C.: a former porcelain factory from the 19th century, in the heart of Brussels, classified as historical heritage of the city, transformed into a space for art and international culture.
TALK GALLERY C.E.C. Chaussée de Wavre, 143 – 1050, Brussels
Access Bus 38 – stop Idalie – 3 min walk – Bike parking