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Screen Group

Screen Group

Screen Group is located in the south of Brussels and focuses on printing posters and large prints.  This is increasingly a smaller market. There is constant pressure to invest in new technology to bridge the gap.  This film looks at how a business stays afloat despite newer and bigger businesses…

Save the date: Making Cities Work! 6-11 September 2019

Save the date: Making Cities Work! 6-11 September 2019

Cities of Making has partnered with Cosmopolis and Building Brussels to host ‘Making Cities Work’, a series of events, from 6-11 September 2019, aimed at contributing to new ways of thinking about the urban economy. How can alliances of policy makers, citizens, entrepreneurs and civil society organisations contribute to a…

A vision for urban manufacturing

A vision for urban manufacturing

This presentation was first made, and here filmed, at the Urban Manufacturing Next forum at the Maker City Sewoon in Seoul (KR) in May 2019 – read more about the event here.  The presentation was built on a vision text written by Josie Warden (The RSA) and forms the basis…

Sewoon – a City of Making (in Seoul)

Sewoon – a City of Making (in Seoul)

The Cities of Making team was invited by Professor Jie-Eun Hwang to contribute the Urban Manufacturing Next forum focused on an inner-city neighbourhood called Sewoon Sangga, rich with small-scale manufacturers yet under frightening pressure to be gentrified.  The site has long lived quietly next-door to one of the city’s more intensely occupied…

Löwy & La Wetterenoise

Löwy & La Wetterenoise

Baking in Brussels Löwy is an artisanal baker and the retail face for La Wetterenoise.  Both are located in the Drogenbos neighbourhood at the south of Brussels, in a city known for having a baker on every other corner in some parts of the city.  They’re positioned somewhere in the…

Petrus Neon

Petrus Neon

Signage and clients Petrus is a signage company located at the south of Brussels.  It has grown over the years from a business offering one-off solutions to small shops to now building strong relationships with brands and companies to deliver a full service, from design to manufacturing and installation.  …

The Cities Report

The Cities Report

Urban manufacturing, interpreted simply as the production in cities of tradable goods at scale, is a poorly understood aspect of urban life that is often taken for granted or overlooked in urban planning. Following years of decline and offshoring, European cities may now be at a turning point. Firstly, manufacturing…