"Cities and Festivals for Europe" Workshop
16 April, 9:00-10:45
Chaired by Volker Hassemer
Hosted by Catarina Vaz Pinto
main questions of the workshop include:
- In the practice of your urban development: what is the most important ‘treasure’/wisdom/best practice you would like to share with your colleagues in relation to including the power of arts festivals as instruments for your city’s/region’s development?
- Where were/are the limits that you identified?
- What are the proposals/suggestions you would like to discuss to overcome these limits?
If we assume that we embrace an open society concept, and that Europe is (also) a community; and we assume that festivals and cities (15.000 all across Europe) are rooted in their local communities: what is our action we do or our attention we attach to contribute to the European community, or the ‘roots from above’?
OBJECTIVE/RESULT OF THE WORKSHOP
The main result would be to launch an Alliance of Arts festivals and cities together in Lisbon under the flag of “Cities and Festivals for Europe”.