AFS 2022 70 Years-On Thinking Group

Jurriaan Cooiman

Director of CULTURESCAPES

The solidarities we saw during COVID and now the Russian war in Ukraine are showing us that more is needed, yes more then ever: behind all this the climate crisis only becomes bigger year by year. We should show and talk about all this, but mainly be concerned and defend our independence and fight for freedom of artistic expression without loosing sight for full inclusion, solidarity and equality. It means at the moment as long as the war is happening a full boycott on all Russian art(ists).


Jurriaan Cooiman, born 1966 in Netherlands, MAS Culture Management University of Basel, Founder and Director of CULTURESCAPES, Founding Member and President of swissfestivals, Member of the European Cultural Parliament.

Jurriaan Cooiman