Welcome culture and creative team!
Dear @matteo_uguzzoni, @aden, @kiravde, @ilariadauria, @baditaflorin,
This team is growing. I wanted to reach out with a few updates. A while ago Matteo launched his intro post speaking up about how running an enterprise in the creative field makes you dependent on public sector money. Then Nadia wrote a piece too, saying we need larger investment in culture as innovation, not necessarily via new policy (too costly) but more through experimentation with well meaning policy makers on our side. Learning faster and cheaper.
On my end, to push this track forward I got in touch with groups who are working for European Capitals of Culture bids (from Matera and Bucharest), and invited them to Brussels. They will be able to talk about reforming culture with one foot in and one out, meaning that they or we (Edgeryders is doing work on this too) are doing work at the intersection of independent and system’s culture, as bridge builders. With @ilariadauria we’ll soon be posting a session description to join the others already in for Brussels.
I think the Lote conference program would benefit from more individual takes. What’s your experience as creative workers? What’s the hardest thing for you, for your project? Above there’s different tasks to choose from and get started. See Kira’s workshop on Destroy your idea as example.