The presence of citizens from African descent in Belgium is the result of a history of oppression and migrations between the territories of Belgium, Congo, Rwanda and Burundi. Yet this part of our common heritage is barely known nor is it addressed in the disciplines that shape our ‘vivre-ensemble’: our urban-planning and national art scene. This ‘omerta’ holds in its core the seed of violence as it repeats the same imbalance as the one of our oppressive past; unheard claims are received with a brutal defensiveness. In the present ideological shift, cities must express and facilitate equality and not layers of power. Cultural identity as a variation of this quest for social justice is often narrowed by a narrative of particularism which fails to recognize oppression and migration as universal experiences. In the present ideological shift, cities must express and facilitate equality. Therefore, an inclusive dialogue is the key for intercultural understanding in order to reach the collective. My research aims to clarify the claims of the defined community through political and artistic actions to engage in the public debate.