At deBuren captivating guests cross swords in order to give inspiring contributions to the public debate, on topics ranging from the cultural, academic and political field. Apart from organizing lectures, debates and exhibitions, we also stimulate the virtual debate through columns by a wide range of authors.


We compassionately encourage you to critically reflect and comment on the columns posted by the chosen authors. But on open ground: under your own name or under a pseudonym known by our web editorial department. deBuren always maintains the right to remove posts that, in our view, do not support an open and honest debate.

Epilogue - Postcards from the Future

Written by deBuren on 1 August 2012

Postcards from the Future was a city art project realised by the C&H collective in Brussels, during the 2010-11 season, in collaboration with the KVS and about twenty other Bruxellois institutions. Epilogue is a book that retraces Postcards from the Future's journey across the 9 different city districts in which the project has taken place, each time involving its inhabitants and users in the realisation of a dedicated postcard/performance.

City Tripping at a Mouse Click

Written by Michaël Bellon © Brussel Deze Week on 11 June 2012

Seen: citybooks photography exhibition by deBuren and De Markten, runs until 11th of July in De Markten (Oude Graanmarkt 5, Tuesday to Sunday (inc.), from 12:00 to 18:00, with an evening of readings on the 28th June with Arnon Grunberg). Read: stories at

Win a citybooks city trip!

Written by deBuren on 10 June 2012

© Frosina StojkovskaWith citybooks, you can travel through Europe from the comfort of your desk chair, anytime. But, to celebrate the brand new, redesigned, citybooks really is taking you on a journey: deBuren is giving away a trip to a citybooks partner city of your choice. Let us know why you’re the perfect candidate to visit one of the great citybook cities and win the prize!

Are you an expat?

Written by deBuren on 20 May 2012

Are you an expat? We would like to know what you think of Brussels. Complete the survey of the Brussels-Europe Liaison Office. It only takes15 minutes.

citybooks book presentation Tbilisi + competition

Written by deBuren on 23 April 2012

As a shared initiative between the Embassy of The Netherlands and the city council of Tbilisi, the citybooks about the Georgian capital will be published in book form. Hot off the press, this bilingual English-Georgian publication will be officially presented on the 23rd of April at the Europe House in Tbilisi. Competition: deBuren is giving away 5 copies!

New citybooks cities announced: Turnhout, Venice and Yerevan

Written by deBuren on 23 April 2012

Joost Zwagerman © Peter Boercitybooks, the international literary project of deBuren, will take to three new cities this year. In each of the cities Turnhout (Belgium), Venice (Italy) and Yerevan (Armenia), five writers and a photographer will make individual and unique ‘city portraits’, following a two-week residency.


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