2019-05-01T16:30:00Z → 2019-05-01T20:00:00Z
First edition of culture Culture series @ THE REEF community space in Brussels.
The temporary use of spaces became a popular tool by city developers, both public and private, to socially revalidate property and/or complete neighbourhoods, that suffer from neglect and poor social policies. In exchange for (temporary) affordable space, artists and creative entrepreneurs take up the job of re-socialising and reconnecting those areas in exchange for affordable space. Yet, at what cost? And to whose benefit?
How do we break away from ‘temporality’, precarity and gentrification of spaces for cultural entrepreneurship, for artistic production, and for interesting new work? How do we get to spaces? How do we maintain them? We are asking community leaders, activists, practitioners who are interested in finding new ways to turn temporary into sustainable solutions
Meet our conversation opener!
Yannick Schandené (@yannick in photo above) is a longtime social and cultural entrepreneur, a mover and shaker who knows the city like the back of his palm. In his work and personal life, he has gone from centre Brussels, to the edge and back. An activist in Pic Nic the Street for a pedestrian Blvd. Anspach, a space manager at Huis VDH, and owner of Fermethings local business in Jette, in this order, he is now a tenant in Be Here - a 2000 sq metres restaurated former factories in Laeken. Yannick will tell us what he has found to be effective ways to get and lose(!) spaces due to unfortunate circumstances, where the risks are, and what could be measures for sustainability.
18:30 - arrival and introductions
18:45 - experience sharing, connecting the dots and collective documentation
20:30 - dinner & drinks
Introduce yourself in a comment below and tell us about your interest in the topic!
NB: number of participants is limited to 12. Please wait for us to confirm your participation shortly after.
‘culture Culture’ is a deep inquiry into most urgent challenges faced by cultural and art collectives across European cities. An independent collaboration, it offers participants a local/global platform for information and peer support which tend to be unavailable or expensive. Starting May 2019, we are meeting in locations across Europe to draw points of action for mutual learning and collaboration. The meetups address complementary issues. Ultimately, each event adds new insights to the bigger conversation.
What comes out of it? We will work with you, the participants, to produce and document the events and connect you with resources from thousands of cultural activists working across and beyond.
Katrien Reist @KatrienR is an art producer/facilitator and personal coach to many individual artists. She has a particular interest in alternative models of ‘management’ of both art institutions and artistic practices. A co-founder of Jubilee platform for artistic research and now working to support artistic projects in close collaboration with artists at [arp.works].(https://www.arp.works/)
Noemi Salantiu @noemi is curating the series internationally. She is engaged in a personal research of how the Brussels cultural scene can benefit from digital collaboration tools. Noemi is a co-founder and community manager at Edgeryders since 2012.