Internationale Konferenz “Cultural Policies in Cities”
Eines der zentralen Ergebnisse des letztjährigen Konferenz „Reinventing Cultural Policy?“ war der Befund über die wachsende kulturpolitische Bedeutung von Städten. Die Ursachen liegen in gezielten Maßnahmen wie Regionalisierung und Dezentralisierung; vor allem aber in der Verschärfung desglobalen Wettbewerbs, die sich u.a. in einer Verschärfung der Lebensbedingungen in städtischen Ballungsräumen zeigen.

Immer mehr Menschen wohnen in Städten. Zugleich nimmt die Diversität der lokalen Bevölkerungen zu. Dies führt zu neuen Konfliktlinien und verändert das kulturelle Bewusstsein ihrer BewohnerInnen. Auf diese Entwicklungen reagieren Künstlerinnen. Für sie stellen Stadträume wesentliche Orte ihrer künstlerischen Interventionen dar. Als solche versuchen sie Einfluss zu nehmen auf politische, soziale und kulturelle Entwicklungen in der Stadt. Dabei erweisen sie sich im Spannungsfeld zwischen politischen Handeln und bürgerschaftlichem Engagement selbst als kulturpolitische Akteure.

Welchen Einfluss haben PolitikerInnen, BürgerInnen und KünstlerInnen auf die Ausgestaltung von Kulturpolitik in Städten? Lassen sich im internationalen Städtevergleich Unterschiede in der Herangehensweise festmachen? Und was  bedeutet diese Weiterentwicklung von Stadt als einem kulturpolitischen Laboratorium insbesondere für Wien als einem traditionsreichen kulturellen Zentrum? Mit diesen und vielen weiteren Fragen richtet sich die Tagung an Personen aus der kulturpolitischen Praxis und Forschung, Studierende sowie VertreterInnen künstlerischer und kultureller Szenen, der Wirtschaft sowie kulturell engagierte BürgerInnen

Das Symposium findet im Rahmen der Ausstellung „Fragile Hands“ statt.

Die Konferenz wird in Englisch abgehalten.

Ein Rückblick von Michael Wimmer im Blog "Zur Konferenz 'Cultural Policies in Cities' an der Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien"

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Program

Presenter: Michael Wimmer / Director of EDUCULT, Vienna

9:00 Opening

Gerald Bast / Rector of the University of Applied Arts, Vienna

Barbara Putz-Plecko / Artist and Professor at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna

Andreas Mailath-Pokorny / Executive City Councillor for Cultural Affairs and Science, Vienna

Introduction to the themes of the exhibition "fragile hands, a cuatorial essay on stated subjectivities"

Shaheen Merali / Curator and writer, London

Introduction to the conference

Michael Wimmer / Director of EDUCULT, Vienna

10:00 Panel: The influence of politics/politicians on cultural policy

Key note: John Holden / Freelance writer, speaker and cultural commentator, London

Deniz Incedayı / Professor and Vice Rector of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, İstanbul

Dina Kafafi / Independent cultural manager, Cairo

Hanan Wakeem / Culture manager, Ramallah Jerusalem

András Bozóki / Professor at the Department of Political Science, Central European University (CEU), Budapest

11:30 Panel: The influence of citizens on cultural policy

Key note: Franco Bianchini / Professor at Metropolitan University, Leeds

Teodor Celakoski / Cultural worker and activist, Zagreb

Gerda Forstner / Head of the Department for Urban Culture Development, Linz

Presenter:  Anke Schad / Researcher at EDUCULT, Vienna

13:00 - 14:00 Break

14:00 Talk with Veronica Kaup Hasler on cultural institutions between political claims and social reality

Veronica Kaup-Hasler / Director of “steirischer herbst”, festival of contemporary arts, Graz

15:00 Panel: The influence of artists on cultural policy

Key note: Heinz Schütz / Art critic, lecturer and curator, Munich

Martin Fritz / Freelance curator, consultant and writer, Vienna

Barbara Holub / Artist and artistic researcher, Vienna

Martina Taig / Director of KÖR (arts in public space), Vienna

Elham Puriamehr / Independent curator for contemporary art of Iran, Teheran

16:30 Fragile hands (after Chris Marker), a curatorial essay on stated subjectivities

          Shaheen Merali / Curator and writer, London

Break 17:30 - 18:00

18:00 Closing panel: The future of cultural policies in cities

(co-organised by the Der Standard)

Gerald Bast / Rector of the University of Applied Arts, Vienna

Teodor Celakoski / Cultural worker and activist, Zagreb

Monika Mokre / Senior researcher at the Institute for Cultural Studies and History of Theatre, Vienna

Elham Puriamehr / Independent curator for contemporary art of Iran, Teheran

Michael Wimmer / Director of EDUCULT, Vienna

Presenter: Gerfried Sperl / Journalist, Vienna

 

ReferentInnen

Franco Bianchini

In October 2007 Franco Bianchini began working in his post as Professor of Cultural Policy and Planning, in the Faculty of Arts and Society at Leeds Metropolitan University. He was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Urban Studies, University of Liverpool (1988-1992). From 1992-2007 he was a Reader in Cultural Planning and Policy and Course Leader for the MA in European Cultural Planning at De Montfort University in Leicester. He has acted as advisor and researcher for organizations including Arts Council England, the UK government's Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Council of Europe and the European Commission. He has been invited to give lectures, mainly on urban cultural policy issues, in many European countries and also in Japan, China, Colombia and Australia. From 2003-2008 he collaborated with the Liverpool Culture Company in developing "Cities on the Edge", a cultural co-operation partnership involving Liverpool and five other European port cities (Bremen, Gdansk, Istanbul, Marseilles and Naples), which formed a part of the Liverpool 2008 European Capital of Culture programme. His current research interests include: "The role of culture in urban regeneration" (with a particular focus on port cities); "Cultural diversity and inter culturalism as resources for innovation in urban policy", and "The cultural impacts of globalization in contemporary European cities" (with special regard to the problems of standardization and loss of local distinctiveness).

 

András Bozóki 

András Bozóki is a Hungarian sociologist and politician, who served as Minister of Culture between 2005-06. He is Professor of Political Science at the Central European University in Budapest. His research interests include topics in comparative politics (democratization, models of democracy, East Central European politics) and theories of political change (forms of revolutionary and evolutionary changes). A founding editor of the Hungarian Political Science Review, he is also on the editorial boards of the European Political Science and Journal of Political Science Education. Chairman of the Hungarian Political Science Association in 2003-05 and a member of its Presidium, Bozóki has been on the executive committee of the European Confederation of Political Science Associations (ECPSA) since 2008. His research specialization ranges from political change and democratization (with special focus on the ost-communist context), comparative political elites, the political role of the intellectuals to democracy, citizenship and public sphere in the European Union, History of anarchist movements and the transformation of political ideologies.

 

Teodor Celakoski

Teodor Celakoski is a cultural worker and activist from Zagreb. His work ranges from coordinating cultural programs, networking and cultural advocacy, to institutional innovation and political activism. In the late 1990s, together with a group of friends and colleagues, he established the Multimedia Institute, with its cultural center MaMa as a junction of various communities focusing on digital culture, human rights and critical theory. In 2002 he helped initiate Clubture, the network for exchange of independent cultural programs within Croatia. Teodor played a key role in initiating and building a collective momentum in the establishment of Kultura Nova – public foundation for the development of non-profit independent contemporary culture, and POGON – a hybrid cultural center established as an institutional public-civic partnership between independent cultural actors and the city of Zagreb. He is also a coordinator of the Right to the City Zagreb, founded to fight the economic overexploitation of urban space and the disenfranchisement of citizens from urban planning processes in the city of Zagreb and Croatia.

 

Gerda Forstner

Gerda Forstner was born in Linz and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and at the University Vienna. She completed the Arts Management Programme at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. In 2007 finished her master‘s thesis in Public Management at the Academy of Management in Linz. Since 1999 she works at the municipal cultural administration in Linz, since 2003 as the director of the departement for the developement of urban culture. She is responsible for the festivals „Linzfest“ and „Pflasterspektakel“ and varous topics of cultural and peace policy and community projects. Gerda Forstner was part of the team which promoted the application of Linz as European Cultural Capital. She is the co-author of the new cultural developement plan of Linz, which was decided and published in early 2013.

 

Martin Fritz

Martin Fritz, born 1963, has studied law in Vienna from 1981 to 1986. Since then he has worked in the field of contemporary art production in Vienna, New York, Germany and other countries. Starting with independent projects in theatre, visual arts and film in the 1980ies, he has specialized on producing and conceiving visual arts projects in collaboration with curators and institutions, with a special emphasis on project-management and art-production in the public space.Among many other assignments he has worked as Director of Operations for the re-opening of P.S.1 Contemporary Art Centre in New York, General Co-ordinator of Manifesta 4 – European Biennial of Contemporary Art in Frankfurt (Main) and Managing Director of In Between - The Art Project of EXPO 2000 in Hanover. Recently he has worked as a consultant on structural and organizational issues for art-funding initiatives such as relations - a project initiated by the German Federal Cultural Foundation in Berlin and Erste Bank Foundation in Vienna. His curatorial work includes art-projects for the Hospital in Meran / Merano, Italy and art-projects for the University in Klagenfurt, Austria. From 2001 to 2007 he was a member of the Board of the International Foundation Manifesta. From 2004 to 2009 he was the Director of the Festival of Regions a Biennial for site-specific art and culture in the Austrian province of Upper Austria.

 

John Holden

John Holden is an Associate at the independent U.K. think-tank Demos, where he was Head of Culture for 8 years, and a Visiting Professor in Cultural Policy at City University, London. He has been involved in numerous major projects ranging across heritage, libraries, music, museums, the performing arts, and the moving image. He has addressed issues of creative cities, cultural diplomacy, leadership, the creative industries, and cultural value working with government, agencies, cities and organisations including Tate, the British Museum, and the Royal Shakespeare Company. John is the author of works including Influence and Attraction, Democratic Culture, Capturing Cultural Value, and Cultural Value and the Crisis of Legitimacy, and is the co-author of The Cultural Leadership Handbook, Cultural Diplomacy and All Together. He has given many keynote speeches in the UK, Europe, Japan, Asia, North America and Australia. John is a Trustee of the Hepworth, Wakefield, and a member of the Strategy Board of the Clore Leadership Programme, the European Expert Network on Culture, the Education Committee of the Royal Opera House, and the Humanities Advisory Panel for Oxford University.

 

Barbara Holub

Artist and artistic researcher; founded in 1999 „transparasiso“ with Paul Rajakovics as a transdisciplinary, socially engaged practice between art, architecture, urbanism and theory. „transparadiso“ develops artistic and urban tools and strategies for direct urbanism and performative situations, which stimulate in the long term individual and collective spaces for an active commitment in urban processes and city developement. Current projects are f.e. in Sousse/ Tunisia, Baltimore/USA und Judenburg/AT.

 

Deniz İncedayı 

Prof. PhD. Deniz İncedayı is Professor and Vice Rector of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, İstanbul. She is also President of the Chamber of Architects of İstanbul Metropolitan Branch, UIA Vice President, Region II, UIA Education Commission Member, Editor of the Architectural Journal (mimar.ist) Chamber of Architects of Turkey, İstanbul Metropolitan Branch and Member of the Advisory Committee for "UNESCO World Heritage Site Management in İstanbul". In post-graduate studies and ph-D level she teaches, "Socio-Cultural Values in Architectural Design Process and Participation Models" and "Interdisciplinary Approach to Architectural Design" and "Architectural and Urban Design Issues in the Environmental Context".

 

Dina Kafafi

Dina Kafafy lebt in Kairo, wo sie auch ihren Bachelor in Integrated and Communication Management und Kunst absolvierte. Ihren Master in Fine Arts machte sie am Wimbledon College of Art in London. Sie unterrichtete am Departement of Performing and Visual Art an der amerikanischen Universität in Kairo und arbeitet als freie Kulturmanagerin. Die Fortbildung möchte sie dazu nutzen, um deutsche und ägyptische Kulturschaffende zu vernetzen und ihr Wissen über Fundraising zu vertiefen. Ihr Ziel ist es auch, in Ägypten ein breiteres Publikum für die Arbeit der bestehenden Kulturinstitutionen zu begeistern.

 

Veronica Kaup-Hasler

Born in 1968. Since 2006 she is the director of the festival of the contemporary arts festival „steirischer herbst“. Furthermore she is active as a jury member in various international jurys and foundations. She is a member of the council of the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna. From 1993-1995 she worked as dramaturge at the Basel Theatre. From 1995 – 2001 she was appointed dramaturge at the festival „Wiener Festwochen“. Her main interests were the conception and implementation of the „Director’s competition“ of the festival and development of projects such as „Container Aktion“ by Christoph Schlingensief. From 1998, she was the artistic assistant of director Luc Bondy. From 1998-2001 she was a lecturer at the University of Performing Arts (Masterclass Prof. Erich Wonder). From 2001-2004: she acted as the artistic director of the festival „Theaterformen“ in Hanover and Brunswick.

 

Andreas Mailath-Pokorny

Andreas Mailath-Pokorny studied law and political science at Vienna University, as well as international relations at the Bologna Centre of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. His professional career includes positions as Head of the Office of the Austrian Federal Chancellor (1988-1996), Head of the Arts Division in the Austrian Federal Chancellory (1996-2001) and, since April 27 2001, Executive City Councillor for Cultural Affairs and Science in Vienna. President of of the “Bund Sozialdemokratischer AkademikerInnen, Intellektueller und KünstlerInnen” (BSA) since 2010.

 

Shaheen Merali

Shaheen Merali is a curator and writer, currently based in London, UK. Previously, he was Head of Exhibitions, Film and New Media at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2003-2008) where he curated several exhibitions accompanied by key publications, including The Black Atlantic; Dreams and Trauma- Moving images and the Promised Lands and Re-Imagining Asia, One Thousand years of Separation. Merali was the co-curator of the 6th Gwangju Biennale, Korea (2006). Upon leaving Germany he curated many exhibitions in India and Iran and then embarked upon a period of extensive research and consultation on the conservation and production of a major exhibition of the International Collection of the Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata (2010- 2012). His recent exhibitions include Refractions, Moving Images on Palestine, P21 Gallery, London; When Violence becomes Decadent, ACC Galerie, Weimar, Speaking from the Heart, Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam and (After) Love at Last Sight / Nezeket Ekici Retrospective, PiArtworks , London. Merali has written catalogue essays on Agathe de Bailliencourt, Nezeket Ekici, Jitish Kallat, Sara Rahbar, TV Santhosh, Cai Yuan and JJ Xi (Madforeal) and others.

 

Monika Mokre

Political Scientist - Senior Researcher at the Institute for Cultural Studies and History of Theatre, Austrian Academy of Sciences Chair Woman of eipcp, the european institute for progressive cultural policies, Board Member of FOKUS, the Austrian Association for Cultural Economics and Policy Studies, Lecturer at Webster University Vienna, Lecturer at Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, Lecturer and Module Coordinator at the Institute for Cultural Studies and Cultural Management, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna - Research Areas: Cultural Politics, Politics and Arts, Cultural Management, European Democracy and Public Sphere, Gender Studies.

 

Elham Puriyamehr

Elham Puriyamehr is an Independent Curator for contemporary art of Iran and one of the directors in Iranian association of sculpture

  • 2002, Art University, Tehran, Iran, Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002, University of Tehran, Archeology, Free education in department classes
  • 2005, Art University, Tehran, Iran, Master of Arts
  • 2011- present, PhD student on Art research(curatorship), Alzahra University, Tehran Iran

 

Anke Schad

Anke Schad holds a Bachelor’s degree in European cultural history (University of Augsburg) and a Master’s degree in European cultural policy and management (University of Warwick). Additionally, she gained a postgraduate certificate in empirical social research. In 2013, she started her PhD research on cultural governance and civil society at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (cultural institution studies). Working as a researcher at EDUCULT since 2006, Anke Schad has extensive experience in the development and management of research projects in the field of intercultural dialogue, cultural education and cultural policy, both on the national (German and Austrian) and the European level.

 

Heinz Schütz

Since 1987, he works as art critic, lecturer and curator. He is a correspondent of the „Kunstforum International“ and publishes articles for „Süddeutsche Zeitung“ and various art magazines. He was also a lecturer at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and University of Performing Arts Munich. One of his main interests is the relationship between art, city, publics and performance. As chairman of the Munich Commission for Public Art (1999-2003) he was the main initiator of QUIVID. He curated the international research and exhibition project „Performing the City.Art Actionism of the 1960ies and 1970ies“(2008).

 

Gerfried Sperl

Gerfried Sperl ist ein österreichischer Journalist. Er war gemeinsam mit Oscar Bronner bis 1. Juli 2007 Chefredakteur der österreichischen Tageszeitung Der Standard. Von 1963 bis 1965 war er Vorsitzender des ÖH-Hauptausschusses an der Universität Graz. Als Journalist begann er nach seiner Studienzeit 1969 bei der Kleinen Zeitung, wo er bis 1982 tätig blieb. Danach wechselte er als Chefredakteur zur ÖVP-Parteizeitung Südost Tagespost, nach deren Einstellung 1987 als stellvertretender Chefredakteur zum "Kurier" und 1988 in die Stammredaktion um Bronner, die den Standard aufbaute. Sperl ist auch Moderator der Standard-Montagsdiskussion. Im Jahr 2007 wurde Sperl mit dem Kurt-Vorhofer-Preis ausgezeichnet.

 

Hanan Wakeem

Palestinian culture manager, born in Me’ilya village in Galilee in 1983, has a B.A degree in Communication and Sociology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Currently she is a Master’s degree student in Culture and art management at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya. As well she is an intern at the JIWAR creation and society in Barcelona. Between 2008-2013 worked as both communication and educational programs coordinator for Palestinian art court- al Hoash based in Jerusalem, was the communication coordinator of SAMAA independent movie in 2010-2011. In 2009-2010 received the British Council's Cultural Leadership International award, and went for 3 weeks internship in Whitworth gallery in Manchester, UK.

 

Michael Wimmer

Michael Wimmer is founder and director of EDUCULT, an NGO based Institute for Cultural Policy and Management in Vienna. Working as director of the Austrian Cultural Service (ÖKS) for many years and with a background as music educator and political scientist, he gained comprehensive experiences in the cooperation between the arts, culture and education. Wimmer is a lecturer at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and on cultural policy at the Institute for Theatre and Media Studies, Vienna University. He is a consultant of the Austrian Ministry for Education, Culture and the Arts and since 2007 a member of the ministerial expert committee on the New Middle School. On the international level, Michael Wimmer is an experienced consultant of the Council of Europe, the UNESCO and the European Commission, who asked him to join the EU Expert Network on Culture. He is also a member of the scientific committee of the International Conference for Cultural Policy Research (iccpr).