After Göteborgs Posten articles and Kultur i Väst’s report on Self-Organisation, Valand Academy students invite artists, students, bureaucrats, researchers, institutional representatives & art’s self-organisers to debate:
How does self-organisation platform a future in Västra Götaland?
In brief we said: increase visibility, awareness and capacity; improve conditions and relations; respect existing endeavour; generate socialities and criticality locally and transnationally by:
Informing policy, strategy and funding
Initiating new projects, critical and social models
Extending local, regional, national and transnational networks
Chronicling histories and promoting current activity
Influencing educational curricula and courses
Why? What? When? Who? Where? How?
Welcome & Introductions
Johan Forsman (Skogen) and Jason E. Bowman (Valand Academy)
Provoke! Open mic for opinions and strategies.
Andrea Phillips, Valand Academy (SE)
Henrik Sputnes, author of Kluster För en Självorganiserad Samtidskonst (SE)
Megs Morley/Para-Institution (IE)
Sarah Munro, Director of BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (UK)
Prioritise! Vote what to focus on.
Purpose! Plan future action.
Free. Lunch and refreshments. In English.
New book Artist-led Europe launches with contributors Jason E. Bowman and Megs Morley.
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