Day 1: Wednesday 17 november


The Kiss & Waste Project video installation by Anne Lise Stenseth

12:00 Lunch


Chris Torch (Artistic Director, Intercult/Stockholm)
Stina Oscarson (Artistic Director, Orionteatern/Stockholm)
Birgitta Englin (Director,Riksteatern and advisory group we are more – act for culture in Europe/Stockholm)

13:30 KEYNOTE: Re:imagining conditions for arts and culture

Dragan Klaic (Writer, Teacher, Felix Meritas Fellow/Amsterdam)

14:15 SESSION 1: Political vision
Invited Swedish politicians and civil servants in discussion about policies that help create shared cultural space. Are culture and democracy connected?
What are the advantages of a diverse cultural ecology?

moderator: Chris Torch (Artistic Director, Intercult/Stockholm)

14:45 Coffee & Fruit

15:00 SESSION 2: Builders of shared space: creating structures for culture
Collaborative/collective/community based organisations.
How do they grow? Who manages them? Who funds them? Who visits them?

Sweden: Andreas Ribbung (Artist, Co-initiator CandyLand and Supermarket/Stockholm);
Johan Forsman
(Performance Artist and Cultural Producer, Aktör &Vänner/Gothenburg);
America Vera Zavala (Artistic Director, Botkyrka Community Theatre/Stockholm)

Europe: Maria Draghici and Irina Gadiuta (Artists and Initiators, La Bomba/Bucharest)
Lidia Makowska (Kultura Miejska/Gdansk) more TBC

moderator: Mikael Löfgren (Journalist, Teacher, Kulturverkstan/Gothenburg)

16:30 INSIGHT 1: SEAS Dock – Evaluation and documentation of Black/North SEAS.
Practice and outcomes of a 4 year European arts platform moving between more than 15 harbour cities and coastal towns.

Introduction by Vanessa Ware (Communication Manager, Intercult/Stockholm)
Dragan Klaic (Writer, Teacher, Felix Meritas Fellow/Amsterdam)

17:00 Day 1 ends

20:00 Performance: BADco. The League of Time (Croatia) – 75 minutes

Day 2 Thursday 18 november

9:00 SUMMARY of DAY 1

Ilona Kish (Secretary General, Culture Action Europe/Brussels)

9:30 SESSION 3: Agents of change: Practice despite policy?
Using creative strategies within a political remit. Considering programs which support new spaces, temporary spaces and continuity.

Sweden: Patrik Liljegren (Head of Department, Kulturstrategiska avdelningen, Stockholm Stad);
Christina Molander (Director, SITE and Teacher Dramatiska Institutet/Stockholm);
Ozan Sunar (Artistic Director and Co-initiator, Re:Orient/Moriska Paviljongen/Stockholm and Malmö)

Europe: Bergljot Jonsdottir (Director, Nordic Culture Point);
Birgitta Persson (Secretary General,  Trans Europe Halles/Lund);
Annette Wolfsberger (Producer, Sonic Acts Festival & Project Manager, Virtueel Platform/Netherlands)

moderator: Chris Torch (Artistic Director, Intercult/Stockholm)

11:00 INSIGHT 2: we are more – act for culture in Europe
Culture Action Europe initiates a long term European advocacy campaign

Presented by Ilona Kish (Secretary General, CAE/Brussels) and Emma Ernsth (campaign co-ordinator, CAE/Brussels)

11:30 Coffee and Fruit

12:00 SESSION 4: Artistic vision
Artists reflecting on structures, context, content and freedom.

Goran Sergej Pristas (Artist and Co-initiator, Artist collective BADco./Zagreb);
Anne Lise Stenseth (Visual Artist/Norway);
Suzanne Osten (Artistic Director, Unga Klara/Stockholm);
Dragan Protic (Artist, Skart/Belgrade)

moderator: Ann Larsson (Director, Konstnärsnämnden/Stockholm)

13:30 Lunch

14:30 INSIGHT 3: FAST URBAN RESEARCH – mapping cities, re:visioning public space
The results of the FUR work from SEAS – Baltic/Adriatic/Black/North, 2004-2010.

Jacek Dominiczak (Architect and Teacher/Poland)

15:00 SUMMARY SESSION: Round Table on Culture & Community
CONCLUDING SESSION: Discussion with all conference participants

moderators: Ilona Kish (Secretary General, CAE/Brussels)
Chrissie Faniadis (Co-ordinator European Resource Center for Culture, Intercult/Stockholm)

17:00 End of Day 2

20:00 Performance: BADco. The League of Time (Croatia) – 75 minutes

Day 3 Friday 19 november

See separate programme for the Nordic Lab
Nordic Lab Menu – 5 Labs (PDF)

9:30 Introduction, setting the scene

10:00 LABS 1

5 labs parallel – each participant is placed in a group

11:30 Lunch

12:30 LABS 2

5 labs parallel – each participant is placed in a group, different from first

14:00 Summary, reflection, discussion

15.30 End of Day 3