CANCELLED: Reshape Intensive Zagreb

CANCELLED: Reshape Intensive Zagreb

Unfortunately, we are canceling the public programme of the Reshape Intensive Zagreb that includes lectures by Renata Salecl, Vincent Liegey, Juliette Hennequin and Pascal Gielen, as well as announced walks and talks. The programme of the Intensive was primarily aimed to the participants of the Reshape project that are coming from various countries across the EuroMed region. Due to the current situation of the spreading of Corona virus across Europ, travelling and larger meetings represent an additional threat of the spreading of the virus. Although we wish not to contribute to the panic presented in some media, we are convinced that we should take the responsibility for the prevention of the further spreading of the infection. We apologise to all of those who planned to attend the Reshape Intensive Zagreb programme and announce that the lectures will be held as a part of other Reshape activities. The working part of the Intensive will be held online.

Reshape Intensive Zagreb is a meeting of art practitioners actively rethinking and reshaping organisational models for the arts sector in the EuroMed region. The meeting is organised within the RESHAPE project, a research and development project that brings together artists and art workers from Europe and the South Mediterranean to jointly imagine how arts will be created, accessed and experienced in the future. RESHAPE relies on the collective intelligence and creativity of the cultural workers on the ground. A bottom-up process, it gathers artists and activists who already have experience and expertise in imagining alternative practices and transforming them into concrete actions and policy recommendations.

Zagreb Intensive will take place at a crucial moment of the process, when 5 groups are already deep in the producing, selecting and fine-tuning their ideas. Two rounds of workshops already delved deeper into the five major topics the project is researching: the connections and spaces between art and citizenship; how to collectively design fairer governance models; what value the art can bring to the social fabric; how to fund art on the principles of solidarity; how to tackle inequalities when practicing art transnationally. This will be the chance to bring those discussions together and further design overarching alternatives for the improvement of the art sector.

Zagreb Intensive will bring into the discussion perspectives from social, historical, environmental, philosophical and economic fields, as well as examples of some alternative practices from the Croatian context that are already put into practice.

Let us use the Zagreb Intensive to jointly share and reflect what future artistic practices would be better adjusted to the values of the sector and the evolution of society. The future is ours to imagine!

Reshape Intensive Zagreb will host lectures by Vincent Liegey, Pascal Gielen, Renata Salecl i Juliette Hennequin. The full programme will be published soon.

Reshape project is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information therein.
Reshape Zagreb Intensive is co-funded by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of croatia and the Zagreb Tourist Board.
The programme is realizaed in collaboration with Zagreb Architects Society.