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1 THE NECESSITY OF CULTURE Chris Torch – Senior Associate, Intercult (Stockholm) Board member European Museum Forum Platform for Intercultural Europe Culture Action Europe Re:Publikum Prague 24 april 2013

2 Environmental change due to human intervention (technology, sustainability) Significant reductions in democratic participation, especially in Europe (apathy) Increased fear of immigration (islamophobia, cultural and sensual introversion) Shifts of economic and production power to non-Western regions (globalization) What are we facing?

3 INTER // LOCAL

4 CITIZEN // VISITOR

5 ”Re-creating the circle … ”

6 In what concrete ways can cultural action contribute to citizenship and participation? Or is this a myth?

7 Culture & Democracy

8 WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE? cultivating the empathetic society parenting education/schools culture & arts

9 SPACE Shared Spaces Imagined Spaces o museums - making history present o culture houses - neighborhoods o public space – la piazza o theatres, concert halls

10 SEAS Xpedition – Hopa, Turkey September 2010

11 PARTICIPATION amateurs and professionals audience councils engaging audiences in process, not only as consumers cultural tourism co-creation

12 Akçakoça, Turkey September 2010

13 INTERNATIONAL IMPULSES ”guests and hosts” visiting performances above all... co-productions across local and national barriars

14 Can the Arts contribute to “shared space” ?

15 SEAS Xpedition – Hopa, Turkey September 2010

16 SEAS Dock CORNERS


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