Can rivers make us more creative?
Can we bring our creativity back to the rivers?
We believe we can!
Do you want your river to be an exciting, inspiring, and unique place? Well, that’s not necessarily easy, but possible. You can change your river and let it change you.
Rivers are often regarded as means of transport, or – at best – a space for water sports. But they are also powerful and symbolic icons for connecting people and ideas across regions and national borders. They are the land’s blood system that can both join and sometimes divide people. They are THE PLACE that may connect many important fields in the city: environment, architecture, city planning, transport, but also arts, culture, cultural tourism, and education.
The River//Cities Platform is a partnership between cultural, environmental and political initiatives which work in their cities to interact with and develop their rivers or waterfronts as cultural spaces.
Take a look at River//Cities, join us and let your river and River//Cities inspire you.
The aim of the River//Cities Platform Foundation is to increase the impact of culture on the sustainable development of urban waterfronts for the benefit of their citizens.
The main objectives of the Foundation are:
- to increase cultural activity in urban waterfront areas,
- to encourage policy change and increase investment in cultural initiatives,
- to generate cross-disciplinary collaborations
- to create capacity-building opportunities.
The River//Cities Platform Foundation's BOARD September 2018 till now:
Iwona Preis – Intercult, Stockholm, Sweden (Chair of the Board)
Marta Moretti – Venti di Cultura, Venice, Italy
Magdalena Zakrzewska-Duda - Baltic Sea Cultural Centre, Gdansk, Poland
Francesco Calzolaio – Venti di Cultura, Venice, Italy
Wenancjusz Ochmann – Fundacja ARTeria, Zabrze, Poland
Martine Meire - Cultural Department of the city of Ostend, Belgium
Bernd Herger – Danube Island Festival, Vienna, Austria