Human Cities Festival took place on March 15th and 16th 2012. Many people from diverse backgrounds and countries came together to share their views in a symposium style on the theme 'Reclaiming the Public Space'. There was a practical side of the festival, where conference participants went out into Brussels public space to engage people in various activities or to simply 'activate' the public space. There was some beautiful events that took place and this was a highlight of the conference. There was public art displays, performance art and simply engaging people in various activities.