CITY OF 8 is part of Genetic Coding (GC), set up in 1981 is a Belgian non-profit research association. CITY OF 8 has a goal to promote the theoretical study and the practical application of genetic coding in human sign systems, i.e. the study of the process of meaning and its application in communication. She promotes to this end the research and the applications of genetic signs and sign systems in both sciences and arts.
The association strives for universal synthesis by integration of acoustic, visual, motorial and other means of expression and by breaking up existing cultural separations. By setting up cooperation bonds and group projects CITY OF 8 promotes national and international cultural cooperation, to show the possibilities of genetic coding and to develop universal applications of genetic coding.