"For Brussels City, is diversity more than a façade?"
Opinion piece published in De Wereld Morgen, 2 October 2020.
Published in The Bulletin, 3 October 2020.


The article investigates a banner hung on the exterior of the former Actiris building in Brussels. The banner (from Brussels City) proclaims "Embrace Diversity". It seems progressive, but obscures a more complicated story: of the bad practice of vacancy management, of government-sponsored gentrification, and of the City's misrepresentation and bypassing of minorities who are negatively impacted by their social policies. It tells a story about the privatisation of public space, the rainbow-washing of neoliberal initiative, and superficial façades masking government inaction.


The artists, designers, architects, and social initiatives of Level Five VZW gave their views for this piece. Rachael Moore, coordinator of RainbowHouse, also commented on the story.


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"The Stakes are a Thick Vision: Images of Women Gambling in Eliot and de La Tour"
Reading at launch of Le Chauffage Issue 01, at Damien and the Love Guru. 2 October 2020

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"Figuration" catalogue essay for "Figuration", Kevin Gallagher, Alma Sarif. July 2020.

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"Polymorphic Light Eruption" catalogue essay for Helen Dowling. Autumn 2020.


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I am so multiple in nights
Group Exhibition at The Pool, Brussels
July 2019

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Noise! Frans Hals, Otherwise
Group exhibition at Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem
September 2018 - June 2019



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Perri MacKenzie is an artist and writer based in Brussels, Belgium.



perrimackenzie [at] gmail [dot] com



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Photography credits:

Lola Pertsowsky

Iztok Klancar