SMIT Policy Brief published: Brexit, BXL and the media industry

Marlen Komorowski News and events

Today,  SMIT published its 11th Policy Brief and gives insights on Brexit, the media industry and what this means for Belgium and Brussels.  The Media Unit of the research centre SMIT – Studies on Media, Innovation and Technology, which is part of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and imec, publishes regularly short updates on research results and policy relevant issues to …

The Cultural and Creative Industries in Brussels – New Report Published

Marlen Komorowski News and events

The media industry is part of the cultural and creative economy (CC) and cultural and creative industries (CCI). As such, it is also interesting for us to look at the CC in Brussels. The “sister” Innoviris project of Media Clusters Brussels called “The Diversity of Work in the Creative and Cultural Industries: Making it Work for Brussels“ of the VUB, …

Really? 16.000 media workers in Brussels?

Victor Wiard News and events

Yes! The new research results of the MCB project show high concentrations of media workers in the Belgian capital. Researchers Victor Wiard and David Domingo authored the new Deliverable (4.2a), which presents various data of a census on media workers in Brussels that is now available for download on our website. The Deliverable named “First census of media workers in …

MCB presents at seminar in Brussels

Marlen Komorowski News and events

Media Clusters Brussels had the opportuntity to present in Brussels the first research results at a seminar. The presentation was titled “Brussels’ media industry – The place to be for institutions, workers and communities?”. The research seminar “Understanding culture and creativity in Brussels: is Brussels the new Berlin?” was held in Brussels on December 8th, 2016. This seminar was organized …

Brussels’ Media Survey: a survey for all media workers in and around Brussels!

Victor Wiard News and events

With the start of the 2016-2017 academic year, Media Clusters Brussels is launching the Brussels’ Media Survey. With this questionnaire, MCB hopes to gather data regarding media workers and professionals, students and enthusiasts working in and around Brussels in the area of news, new and digital media, TV, movies, advertising, public relations, print media, etc. The purpose of the survey is …

Video presentation of BROTARU: an example of a media community of practice in Brussels

Sylvain Plazy News and events

As part of the ongoing research on media communities of practice in Brussels we went and filmed a BROTARU session on May 2, 2016. The aim of this video (in French, version with translation to be uploaded soon) is to provide an insight of the goals and challenges of communities of practice. BROTARU is a monthly gathering of video games developers …

MCB at BMiX seminar

Victor Wiard News and events

Last week, Media Clusters Brussels went to the BMiX seminar (which to be honest wasn’t very difficult as the seminar was happening at the VUB). BMiX or “Brussels: Mixity and X-essibility for liveable urbanization”, is a research project funded by Innoviris. It organized a seminar entitled “Perspectives on Functional Mixing and Accessibility for a Livable Metropolitan Region”, in collaboration with the …

MCB’s first results are online: D1.1a

Marlen Komorowski News and events

Media Clusters Brussels started its research more than one year ago. Now the first results can be downloaded from our website in the section of Publications. The research results are published as Deliverables that report the findings. The researchers are working hard on publishing more and more reports within the coming weeks. Especially, the theoretical backgrounds can now be explored …

MCB in Angers to talk about cultural clusters

Sylvain Plazy News and events

The  Media Cluster Brussels (MCB) team travelled to Angers in early June to present their on-going research on media clusters in an international seminar on cultural and creative quarters and clusters. The seminar, hosted by the Université d’Angers and the Valeur(s) project gathered around 50 researchers and scholars from all over the world to share their research, their work and …