On March 2-6, 2011, in Istanbul workshop "Making places for the art" was held. The workshop was organized as a part of the project Istanbul Europe Express. A representative of Expeditio participated in this event.


About the workshop

Mirrors of ongoing social, economical, environmental transformations in our societies, European metropolis are moved by deep transformations and crisis. As complex social and cultural spaces, they also hold a reserve of invention and experimentation, laboratories for new ways of interrelations, of addressing diversity and multiculturalism, for new forms of citizenship, governance and activism, for reformulating our relationship to our environment and nature. They need to reinvent their own mode of making, of developing and of living together into contemporary inclusive and sustainable metropolises, connected at European and global levels. Istanbul, as a fast-changing megacity with all the problems and challenges associated with such large urban forms in developing countries, is both at the core and at the avant-garde of such transformation processes: both the unofficial capital city in terms of the creative energy and transformative dynamism and an urban phenomenon of huge contrasts and tensions. Artists and cultural actors play a part in the animation of such changing processes, animating new interstitial spaces were alternative forms may be invented, generating transformative dynamics for new intelligences, resiliencies, governances and interrelations. Could cultural venues and projects be some of the places of such reformulation and activation? How may actors involved in urban issues from various prospectives and provenance propose transdisciplinary approaches likely to tackle complex challenges and to question the idea of cities as a shared society project? What types of public policies should then be suitable to accompany such transformations? Those are the issues we’d wish to address during this workshop, by opening during three days a field to network, to exchange practices, knowledges and know-hows, and to look for new ways to address shared issues. Making places for the arts is a workshop developped in the framework of the project Istanbul Europe Express :

The workshop 'Making places for the art'  is developped in the framework of Istanbul Europe Express project, co-financed by the EU in the framework of support fund to civil society dialogue and Istanbul Cultural capital 2010.

EXPEDITIO is a non-governmental organization whose mission is to encourage sustainable spatial development in Montenegro and SEE region through activity in the fields of sustainable architecture, cultural heritage, urban planning and through projects that encourage overall development of the civil society. Expeditio was established in 1997.

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