Presentation on theme: "THE NECESSITY OF CULTURE Chris Torch – Senior Associate, Intercult (Stockholm) Board member European Museum Forum Platform for Intercultural Europe Culture."— Presentation transcript:
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
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?
INTER // LOCAL
CITIZEN // VISITOR
”Re-creating the circle … ”
In what concrete ways can cultural action contribute to citizenship and participation? Or is this a myth?
Culture & Democracy
WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE? cultivating the empathetic society parenting education/schools culture & arts
SPACE Shared Spaces Imagined Spaces o museums - making history present o culture houses - neighborhoods o public space – la piazza o theatres, concert halls
SEAS Xpedition – Hopa, Turkey September 2010
PARTICIPATION amateurs and professionals audience councils engaging audiences in process, not only as consumers cultural tourism co-creation
Akçakoça, Turkey September 2010
INTERNATIONAL IMPULSES ”guests and hosts” visiting performances above all... co-productions across local and national barriars