The Justice Palace in Brussels is more than its thirty-year-old scaffolding. Above all, it is the symbol of a justice system which intended to be strong and independent, a system of checks and balances that is essential in our budding Belgian democracy. 150 years after the laying of its foundation stone, it still remains today the largest Justice Palace in the world and has every reason to be a source of pride for the people of Brussels.

Meta-Morphosis, one of the youngest players in cultural engineering, will collaborate with Belgian and international artists in order to celebrate this heritage through a memory-preservation project that combines tradition and technology.

Project content

° Photo shoot: Axel Ruhomaully, photographer and co-founder of Meta-Morphosis will reveal through his photos the beauty of the Justice Palace of Brussels as you have never seen before.

 

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The Hearing Room of the Court of Cassation

° Production of videos and films of the Justice Palace.

° Interviews of the Justice Palace’s current and former staff: they will share their best memories of the Palace and will also share anecdotes unknown to the general public.

° Artistic collaborations: Pierre Vanherck, Belgian creator of luxury canes, made two sticks of justice from materials originating from the Palace’s reserves. The first will be offered to the Bâtonniers of Brussels on September 1st at the academic session of the re-entry of the bar, the second will be put up for sale at auction (profits will be reinvested in the project).

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Other collaborations have already been validated (street-art, painting, choreography, comic strip, music, etc.)

° Involvement of the younger generations in the project, cultural mediation on the theme of justice:

What is the perception of the notion of justice by the new generations? How can we reconcile the population with this complex entity and how can history help us understand this necessary complexity? Artistic collaborations and technological tools will allow us to raise awareness among children in a fun and engaging way.

° Publication of  a book with artistic photography, testimonies, and artistic collaborations that preserve and showcase the memory of the Justice Palace of Brussels.  A beautiful book of about 300 pages, 2 editions (French / Dutch and English / Spanish).

° Traveling exhibitions

° Making of a documentary in Peru, to discover the Justice Palace in Lima, built in 1929 by the Polish architect Bruno Paprowsky from the plans of the Justice Palace of Brussels.

°Virtual tours of the Justice Palace (non-sensitive areas) using virtual reality helmets