Culturelink Conference to discuss “Networks – The Evolving Aspects of Culture in the 21st Century”

12 November 2009

The Culturelink Network celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. To mark this occasion, Culturelink is organising the Third World Culturelink Conference under the title "Networks – The Evolving Aspects of Culture in the 21st Century", to be held from 13 to 15 November 2009 in Zagreb, Croatia. The conference is envisaged to bring together Culturelink Network's members, researchers, professionals, and many others who perceive networking as one of the most intriguing phenomenon of contemporary culture. The Third World Culturelink Conference will aim to investigate the role and relevance that cultural networks hold for cultural development. A retrospective overview of the cultural networks phenomena in the past 20 years will pose as grounds for debate on new perspectives of cultural networking in the 21st century. Special consideration will be given to issues regarding the position of cultural networks within cultural policies structures, as well as to the effective usage of innovative ICT and networking applications that significantly develop the modes and scopes of activities of cultural networks. The event will include discussions on the promotion and affirmation of cultural diversity and intercultural communication through networking processes and will closely look at case studies from all regions of the world, thus providing comparative examples and experiences on a global level. The European Festivals Association will be represented by EFA Secretary General Kathrin Deventer who will give a speech on “(Net)working networks and networked networks: Between participatory inclusion and authoritative political advocacy and action.” Consult the conference programme here.