Workshop 1

Workshop 1

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CulturalBase. First Workshop

Barcelona, 30 September – 2 October 2015

Barcelona hosted the first workshop planned within CulturalBase. This project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 649454, aims to address the topic of Cultural Heritage and European Identities from a double standpoint, namely, an analytical as well as a public policy perspective.

The goal of this first workshop was to establish a solid and shared basis for discussion and future work on the part of all involved stakeholders. Particularly, it aimed to achieve two objectives in an atmosphere of mutual learning and participation:

  1. To identify and select the main issues to be further studied and discussed within each axis.
  2. To evaluate the practical connections between those issues and their relative importance with regards to the wider fields included in Cultural Base.

Experts from several European academic institutions and civil society organisations have participated in the workshop.

The results of the workshop will soon be made public on this website

WORKSHOP PROGRAMME: download pdf file.

WORKSHOP SUMMARY: download pdf file.


Opening Session by Arturo Rodríguez Morató, Universitat de Barcelona, and Gerard Delanty, University of Sussex. Mercedes Giovinazzo (Interarts) presented the CulturalBase public website  and the social platform to be developed.

The workshop was organized around three types of sessions: six Academic Sessions (AS), one per each Thematic Field; three Practitioners and Policy Stakeholders Sessions (SS); and three Conclusive Sessions (CS). Each was built on the preliminary work carried out by the Partners and Academic Stakeholders articulated in the form of “Discussion Papers” aiming at summarizing the state of the art on the particular topic and proposing questions to move forward the discussion.

AS-1.Memory and Heritage

Keynote speech by Jasper Chalcraft and Gerard Delanty (University of Sussex): “Can Heritage be Transnationalised? The Implications of Transnationalism for Memory and Heritage in Europe and Beyond.”

Complementary contribution by Augusto Santos Silva (University of Porto): “Cultural heritage and democratic development: a view from Portugal”

AS-2. Memory and Identities

Keynote speech by Dominique Poulot (Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) : “Is the invention of memories necessary to identities?”

Complementary contribution by Jasper Chalcraft (University of Sussex) on Ramón Máiz’s paper (University of Santiago de Compostela): “Culture, identity and politics”

AS-3 Inclusion and Identities

Keynote speech by Anna Triandafyllidou (European University Institute): “European Identity: What kind of diversity into what form of unity?”

Complementary contribution by Michal Buchowski (Adam Mickiewicz University): “Multiculturalism and tolerance: a view from Central Europe”

AS-4 Inclusion and Heritage

Keynote speech by Jean-Louis Fabiani (Central European University) “Can New Cultural Institutions and Policies Contribute to the Equalization of Conditions in Europe? Cultural legitimacy, heritage and identity politics”

Complementary contribution by Lluís Bonet (Universitat de Barcelona): “Participation in Arts & Heritage and Its Policy Implications. Preliminary Reflections”

AS-5 Creativity and Identities

Keynote speech by Arturo Rodríguez Morató and Matías Zarlenga (Universitat de Barcelona): “How does cultural diversity contribute to cultural creativity in Europe?

Complementary contribution by Nikos Papastergiadis (University of Melbourne): “Multicultural arts and cultural citizenship: a view from Australia”

AS-6 Creativity and Heritage

Keynote speech by Philip Schlesinger (University of Glasgow): “Creative Europe? Culture, economy and policy in the EU”

Complementary contribution by Volker Kirchberg (Leuphana University): “The (Un)-Sustainability of Creative Cities?”

SS-1: Research and policy issues on cultural creativity

Chair: Arturo Rodríguez Morató, Universitat de Barcelona

Mediator: Jordi Alomar, Universitat de Barcelona

SS-2: Research and policy issues on cultural inclusion

Chair: Anna Triandafyllidou, European University Institute

Mediator: Rocío Nogales, Universitat de Barcelona

SS-3: Research and policy issues on cultural memory

Chair: Gerard Delanty, University of Sussex

Mediator: Mercedes Giovinazzo, Interarts

CS1. Current challenges in cultural memory research

Chair and Discussant: Peter Wagner, ICREA-Universitat de Barcelona

Academic keynote speaker: Gerard Delanty, University of Sussex

Practitioners’ mediator: Mercedes Giovinazzo, Interarts

CS2. Current challenges in cultural inclusion research

Chair: Juan Díez Medrano, Universidad Carlos III

Academic keynote speaker: Anna Triandafyllidou, European University Institute

Practitioners’ mediator: Rocío Nogales Muriel, Universitat de Barcelona

Discussant: Ulrike Hanna Meinhof, Southampton University

CS 3. Current challenges in cultural creativity research

Chair: Mercedes Giovinazzo, Interarts

Academic keynote speaker: Arturo Rodríguez Morató, Universitat de Barcelona

Practitioners’ mediator: Jordi Alomar, Universitat de Barcelona

Discussant: Nikos Papastergiadis, University of Melbourne

Concluding Remarks by Arturo Rodríguez Morató, Universitat de Barcelona, Mercedes Giovinazzo, Interarts, and Zoltan Krasznai, European Commission.

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