First City Lab and partner meeting took place at the end of November in Ostend, Belgium, where partners discussed objectives and strategies, and presentations from artists and planners were given. Partners from Sweden, Scotland, Poland, Belgium and Ireland will be hosted by their Greek counterparts, together they will exchange and generate creative approaches to post-industrial waterfront sites.
There will be an intensive, programme of plentiful presentations, discussions, site visits, workshops and interactions with various institutions and local authorities.
At the same time project's artists will undertake a first research residency organised by Rafika Chawishe, Lambros Skarlas, Andreas Stamatakis and Vassias Tsokopoulos, and hosted by the Mayor and Municipality of Levadia.
Rafika Chawishe, is the lead Memory of Water artist for Greece.
The aim of all the exchanges, meetings and presentation is to enable Memory of Water artists, organisers and project partners to develop and support plans and strategies for waterside cultures and environments.
Some of the highlights of the Levadia residency are as follow:
City of Ostend, Belgium
Municipality of Levadia, Greece
Baltic Sea Cultural Centre, Poland
Fablevision, United Kingdom
Memory of Water project is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union
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