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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:
To identify and select the main issues to be further studied and discussed within each axis.
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
Opening Session by Arturo Rodríguez Morató, Universitat de Barcelona, and Gerard Delanty, University of Sussex. Mercedes Giovinazzo (Interarts) presented the CulturalBase public website http://www.culturalbase.eu and the social platform to be developed.
The workshop was organized around three types of sessions: sixAcademic Sessions (AS), one per each Thematic Field; three Practitioners and Policy Stakeholders Sessions (SS); and threeConclusive 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