Leveraging on the experience of current, past and future 4 ECoCs, from the four corners of Europe, the
activity aims to define the role of culture in remote or sparsely populated areas.
How culture can be regenerative and what is the impact in terms of: attractiveness for artists, community building and future development.
Can small villages be the ideal place to re-think and re-design new cultural practices, also taking into account the restrictions of the Covid pandemic?
PART 1- Remoteness: presentation of the experiences of the four European Capitals of Culture: Matera 2019, Plovdiv 2019, Galway2020, Kaunas 2022
PART 2 - focus and discussion on the following topics
1. The role of culture in (small) community building
2. Artists and remoteness: how to leverage on creativity to create new opportunities
3. Re-thinking inhabited areas and future perspectives: how to move forward?
PART 3 - wrap-up and conclusions
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Erminia Sciacchitano, Minister's Cabinet, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali e del Turismo, Italy.
Marilyn Gaughan Reddan, Head of Programme, Galway 2020 European Capita of Culture, Ireland.
Gina Kafedzhian, Deputy director Programme, Municipal Foundation Plovdiv 2019, Bulgaria.
Ana Kočegarova, Head of Programme, Kaunas 2022, Lithuania.
Rossella Tarantino, Generale Director, Matera Basilicata 2019 Foundation, Italy.
Foundation Matera-Basilicata 2019, Galway 2020, Kaunas 2022, Plovdiv 2019 Foundation