The meeting in Gdansk will take place at the Old Town Hall, the venue of the Baltic Sea Cultural Centre.
Venue: Gdańsk 13-15 March 2014, Old Town Hall, 33/35 Korzenna St.
Organiser: River//Cities Platform Foundation,
Co-organiser: The Baltic Sea Cultural Centre in Gdańsk
Rivers of Opportunities Seminar
13-15 March 2014, Gdańsk
13.03.2014 – Thursday
Hotel Grand Cru 11-12 Rycerska, Gdańsk
15.00 – closed meeting during lunch at the Hotel Grand Cru (getting to know each other)
Seminar venue: The BSCC, The Old Town Hall, 33/35 Korzenna St.
Keynote speech – “Connecting local audiences/visitors with transnational art. Why does Europe care about the public?” Chris Torch – Intercult (Sweden), member of the board of Culture Action Europe
17.45 – 18.45
Panel: Culture/Art on the waterfront – why? Audience development during festivals and cultural events on the waterfronts – how to change a passer-by into a conscious participant in the cultural event?
Moderator: Chris Torch
Panellists: Agnieszka Wlazeł (PL), Adrian Evans (UK), Katia Radchenko (Ukraine), Marcus Schober (Austria)
Discussion and Keynote speech will be simultaneously translated into English/Polish.
19.00 Culture on waterfronts: presentation of particular events in the form of Pecha Kucha with participation of River//Cities partners, invited guests: Francesco Calzolaio – Venti di Cultura, Adrian Evans – Thames Festival Trust, Simon Häggblom – Floating Trunks, Bernd Herger – Danube Island Festival, Anne Pulli – Aura River Network, Michal Rolčík – United Islands Festival, Karin Sporrer – IsarInselFest and local activists and organisations from Gdańsk: Anna Szynwelska- Centre for Contemporary Art “Laznia”, Aleksanda Szymanska- City Culture Institute, Aleksandra Kminikowska – the Baltic Sea Cultural Centre, City Flow Project – students of Revitalisation Postgraduate Programme, Gdansk University of Technology .
Moderator: Iwona Preis Intercult (Sweden)
21.00 Dinner at Pomodoro Restaurant (Old Town Hall)
14.03.2014 – Friday
9.15 – 14.30 – Case study visits for River//Cities partners: Young City Gdansk, European Solidarity Centre, and National Maritime Museum
13.45 Lunch at National Maritime Museum Restauracja Cała Naprzód
Workshops and ideas fair: Strategic planning for building audiences on waterfronts – Agnieszka Wlazel (Impact & River//Cities Poland)
16.30-17.00 coffee break
17.00 – 18.30
Panel: New (more) public space? Young City Gdansk
Moderator: Maciej Sandecki – journalist
Panellists: Gary Johnson (garethhoskinsarchitects), Jacek Dominiczak (Academy of Fine Arts Gdańsk), Lucyna Nyka (Gdansk University of Technology), representatives of cultural institutions in Gdańsk
18.30 – summing-up – Chris Torch
Discussion and summing-up will be translated into English/Polish.
20.00 Dinner at Zielony Smok Szeroka str. 125 (corner with Pańska str.)
Saturday 15 March
9.00 River//Cities Board meeting
10 – 11.30
River//Cities Platform annual meeting – ideas for future collaborative actions (guests welcome)
Rivers of Opportunities partners’ internal meeting
13.30 lunch on the spot
Magda Zakrzewska-Duda +48 604 944 646,+48 58 326 10 19
Agnieszka Wlazel +48 604432921