The platform for Belgium's international community

Search form

menu menu
  • Daily & Weekly newsletters
  • Buy & download The Bulletin
  • Comment on our articles

Leave a time capsule message for Brussels in 2028

19:52 09/12/2018

Visit Brussels is inviting people to record messages for the city's future generations, which will be placed in a time capsule and reopened at 10-year intervals starting in 2028.

For the next five months, anyone can participate in the project by first uploading a photo of yourself at your favourite place in Brussels to time-capsule.brussels.

You will then receive an e-ticket for free admission to the Experience.brussels interactive exhibition, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Once there, make your way to the time capsule recording booth, scan the QR code on your ticket and, using the touch-screen, you can record an audio message with your hopes and wishes for Brussels in 2028.

You can listen back to your message and edit it before giving the final approval. The recording booth is wheelchair accessible and comes with features to enable deaf and hard of hearing people to participate, and there is also a feature so that blind people can participate from their homes.

The deadline is 5 May. Your comments and photo will be saved together in the time capsule, which will be sealed during the Iris Festival and the 30th anniversary celebrations of the Brussels-Capital Region.

All the data in the time capsule will be stored on a memory card but since technology will evolve, during the 10 years the technology will be updated periodically so that the data will still be retrievable in 10 years.

In 2028 the capsule will be opened and the contents revealed, then a new set of wishes and photos will be created and added to the 2018 data - and the process will be repeated in 2038.

If you are one of the first 500 people to participate, you will be entered into a draw for two free dinners on the Tram Experience.

Written by Richard Harris