Too often regarded as the boring, bureaucratic capital of the European Union, Brussels is now also a destination for arts and cutting-edge collectable design.
In our August issue, we consider what the world’s fairs represent – looking at this year’s Milan Expo, the 1958 Brussels Expo and a mini-history of fair mascots – as well as visiting OMA’s new Fondazione Prada
Belgian designers took centre stage at this year's event, which attempted to highlight the commercial value of design through an eclectic range of exhibitions and installations
What were the cultural highlights of 2011? Icon asks nine international critics, curators and experts to select their half-dozen stand-out moments in architecture, design and art.