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16 May 2019 - 19 May 2019

culture360 Media Partnership: TEH #87 Conference pARTicipation

Trans Europe Halles is delighted to be the media partner of TEH (Trans Europe Halles) #87 Conference pARTicipation, happening from May 16 to 19, 2019 at Zentralwerk, Dresden, Germany. 

Since 2017, Zentralwerk has been a member of TEH, a network of self-organized cultural centres with over 100 members across Europe. In May 2019, Zentralwerk will host one of TEH’s annual meetings in the form of a conference, focusing on arts and participation.

TEH Conference #87 aims to share and exchange methods for activating civil society and independent creative and cultural actors through artistic means and strategies, the training of stakeholders and the development of recommendations for action for the cultural and creative industries.

A central potential of art lies in opening access to other ways of thinking and seeing the world. The prerequisite for this is that art does not seek to educate its recipients. An important possibility of artistic work is to create encounters in which all participants can perceive themselves as actors within the artistic process. In order to enable an encounter at eye level, it is important that the initiators of the participatory work also understand it as a process with an open outcome.

At the conference, we will recognise potentials, discuss difficulties and develop concepts. This creates knowledge that can be internalised, shared and passed on by all participants. Ideally, participants themselves become future initiators and the process radiates step by step into even larger groups.

The conference will offer participants a variety of opportunities to exchange artistic strategies and working methods that enable citizens throughout Europe to experience participation in social processes.

The following topics will be tackled during panels and workshops at the 87th TEH Conference:

  • Art enforcing democracy
  • A culture of remembrance enforcing democracy
  • Informal art education and mediation
  • Structural aspects of participative art
  • Collaboration instead of cooperation
  • The social value of the creative economy and which role plays art
  • Learning Organisation(s)

Join us this May in Dresden for TEH Conference #87 - pARTicipation!

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