In occasion of the ending of its summer school program the European Academy of Participation will host a conference in Marseille about participative and socially committed art. Guest speakers will be the Swiss author/director Stefan Kaegi (Rimini Protokoll) and the American-Dominican artist and activist Diana Arce.
The European Academy of Participation (EAP) brings together 10 organisations from all over Europe, from higher education, from the arts and culture. They want to make a contribution to a more inclusive Europe, in which people live together in mutual respect of their differences. They identified participatory practice in art and culture as a central tool to involve communities in a positive process of constructing a shared cultural space. The ultimate goal of EAP is to establish a shared notion of a graduate profile for practitioners working in participatory settings and thereby contribute to the discussion in academia and the cultural and artistic field, as well as an intensive 2 months, low-residency course module jointly offered by Universities and cultural organisations capitalising on the trend of dissolving boundaries between the world of work and academia.
Dates: Starting the 29/06/2018 at 4:00 p.m. and ending the 01/07/2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Venue: Petit Théâtre, Friche la Belle de Mai in Marseille
For further information and the program please visit: https://www.academyofparticipation.org/timetable/marseille-final-conference-062018/
If you would like to attend, please send an e-mail to: MAR-Culture1@Lyon.goethe.org. Deadline: 25/06/2018
Information about the guest speakers:
Stefan Kaegi – Rimini Protokoll
Stefan Kaegi stages documentary plays, radioplays and productions in urban space. For his project Remote X he is currently writing site-specific audio guides for an increasing number of cities all around the world. Since 2000 he cooperates with Helgard Kim Haug and Daniel Wetzel under the label Rimini Protokoll. Having gained international notoriety with works like Raubkopie (2002) the author/director team has already been awarded many awards, including the Silver Lion of the Biennale of Venice.
Diana Arce is an activist, artist and researcher creating participatory and community engaged work that impacts participants and audiences to bring about positive societal change. Her project White Guilt Clean Up (Since 2015), is about dismantling white privilege and supremacy via providing online and offline services to individuals and groups. She is also the creator and founder of both Politaoke (Since 2007), the nonpartisan political speech karaoke bar and Artists Without a Cause, a non-profit that develops collaborations between activist-artists and social justice groups.
For further information please visit https://www.academyofparticipation.org