Neighbourhood in Europe – Shaping cohesion. Interdisciplinary European symposium

The European and interdisciplinary symposium brought together the artistic perspectives of young Europeans with speakers from the fields of culture, science and civil society to discuss current challenges and approaches to neighbourhood in Europe. The result was a multifaceted exchange that brought together artistic practice and theory, young and older generations, culture and society.

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15 July 2022, 12:00 - 15 July 2022, 18:00

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Julia Effinger

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The interdisciplinary European symposium brought together different perspectives on the current challenges and approaches to neighbourhood in Europe: It started with a theatre and dance performance created by young adults from France, Poland, Italy, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Ukraine and Germany the week before with the choreographer Be van Vark and the theatre director Micaela Casalboni. In short presentations, workshops and a panel discussion, speakers from the fields of culture, research and civil society gave insights into their views and feedback. Sociologist Hélène Steinmetz from the University of Le Havre (France) emphasised that “Neighourhood ties still matter”. Elifcan Karacan from Technische Universität Berlin showed that “border asymmetries continue to reproduce inequalities”. Finally, Alberto Lasso, Suq Genova Festival (Italy), stated that “we should keep wondering if and how arts can fill the distance among individuals”. The day was a multifaceted exchange that brought together theory and practice, young and old generations, culture and society.

Partners: Observatoire des politiques culturelles, Grenoble; MJC Roguet Saint Cyprien, Toulouse (France); ZAMEK Culture Centre, Poznań (Poland); Teatro dell'Argine, Bologna (Italy); International Elias Canetti Society, Ruse (Bulgaria); Pionirski dom - Centre for Youth Culture, Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Supported by: Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb), German-French Youth Office (DFJW); Fondation Hippocrène

Video Documentation of the artistic & interdisciplinary Project “Neighbourhood in Europe – Shaping cohesion”

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Video documentation of the concluding event of our foundation's focus on "Shaping Cohesion – Neighbourhood in Europe": during an artistic encounter young Europeans created a theatre-dance performance that dealt with the challenges, possibilities, and visions of European neighbourhood. This performance was publicly presented and discussed as the opening and impulse of the interdisciplinary European symposium on the topic on 15th July 2022. The result is a multifaceted exchange that brought together artistic practice and theory, young and older generations, culture, and society.

Partners: Observatoire des politiques culturelles, Grenoble (France); ZAMEK Culture Centre, Poznań (Poland); Teatro dell'Argine, Bologna (Italy); International Elias Canetti Society, Ruse (Bulgaria); Pionirski dom – Centre for Youth Culture, Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Supported by: Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb); Franco-German Youth Office (DFJW/OFAJ); Fondation Hippocrène