CITY OF 8 is a Belgian research association founded by semanticist F. Alpaerts in 1982. CITY OF 8 has a goal to promote the theoretical study and the practical application of genetic semantics in human sign systems, i.e. the study of the process of meaning and its application in non-verbal communication. She promotes to this end the research and the applications of genetic semantics in both sciences and arts.

CITY OF 8 shares its expertise with companies and institutions through its range of training, services and tools.