Stockholm

Culture for Waterfronts partnership meeting in Stockholm, 21-22 March, 2013

Project partners from 7 countries gathers in Stockholm to discuss the potential of waterways and waterfronts in our cities. Can we, as inhabitants, influence in any way, the directions in which our cities develop? Can we make a joint effort with decision makers and city planners to create urban spaces, which are “inhabitant friendly” and at the same time take into consideration environmental concerns? These and other questions will be debated within the framework of Culture for Waterfronts meeting, supported by Grundtvig programme.

The topic of the Stockholm meeting is: Impact on citizenship – the role of culture in developing a sustainable European society.

CFW Stockholm Meeting programme

MEMBER IN STOCKHOLM, Sweden

Intercult (IC) is an independent production and resource NGO based in Stockholm, Sweden – and one of the founders of River//Cities.

 

Operating in Sweden and Europe since 1996, Intercult initiates and leads collaborative culture projects and networks. Having an active interest in national and European cultural policy IC also participate in the development of intercultural and international project competence.

 

IC share experience through seminars, conferences, lectures and mentorship. Engaging in trans-border cultural projects, IC embraces the challenges of contemporary diversity, voices and expressions. IC works cross-disciplinary and trans-regionally, inviting artists from different disciplines and places to the projects and Basecamps at their venue. IC works with partners from all over Europe, Caucasus and Africa. With 20 projects in-house since 1996 IC has several direct experiences of managing EU and other international culture projects.

 

From the home base on the south side of Stockholm, IC interacts as a project-based platform, engaging with others on art management and cultural policy development. With artistic expression as a starting point, they focus on the value of intercultural competence aimed at artists, organisers, policymakers and sponsors – creating conditions for the exchange of ideas and models.

 

The role of culture as a factor for urban development in particular cities confronted with change, harbour cities, industrial areas, river division is an issue that has engaged Intercult for a long time. Some years ago IC developed: BLACK/NORTH SEAS – a 3,5 years multidisciplinary commissioning, producing and touring project linking Black Sea and North Seas artists. (Read more about the Black/North SEAS project: www.seas.se)

 

Two of the current projects are: CORNERS (www.intercult.se/corners) or Four Corners of Europe - a long term collaboration between culture organisations in Europe – to promote cultural exchange, collaboration and dissemination of culture in Europe’s smaller cities and suburban areas and ACCESS EUROPA - a platform that gathers members from the Swedish cultural sector aiming to increase their engagement in European projects and collaborations.

 

Intercult is a partner in a Grundtvig LLP project Rivers of Opportunities 2013-2015 and was also a partner in another Grundtvig funded project Culture for Waterfronts 2011-2013 www.intercult.se/culture-for-waterfronts

 

Read more about Intercult: www.intercult.se