Capital of Europe, Women of Europe

Friday 2nd July 2021

What if the Brussels metro map was reinvented to pay homage to some of the great women who helped shape Europe through the centuries and the European Union over its lifetime?  

As an artwork, conversation piece and educational tool, the Brussels “Capital of Europe, Women of Europe” map helps bring the names of women who contributed to Europe into the everyday consciousness of European citizens. The map is a celebration of a new kind of inclusive leadership, and a means of reinforcing democracy and challenging the inequality of opportunities: if you see it, you can be it. Brussels and Europe are the emblem of “unity in diversity” and this map is its ultimate representation. 

One of the metro stations in the Brussels “Capital of Europe, Women of Europe” map is dedicated to Maria Montessori, a pioneering scientist and educator, who has inspired people all around the globe with her universal approach to the development of the child. 

Learn more about this initiative here:

Maria Montessori bio