15 years of pioneer work in culture and education
EDUCULT will celebrate its 15th anniversary on June 15th in the Baroque Suites at MuseumsQuartier Wien. The evening will be all about “Thinking and Acting in Culture and Education” – our motto that has been our driving force since the very beginning. So, even at this festive occasion, we link scientific discourse to artistic interventions. We are looking forward to meeting, chatting and celebrating with our friends and long-standing as well as future partners with a buffet and drinks.
15 June 2018, at 6 pm
Museumsplatz 1 (main entrance), 1070 Wien
Welcome and introduction
Keynote by Ares Shporta, Lumbardhi/Kosovo
Panel about arts education and cultural mediation i.a. with Winfried Kneip (Stiftung Mercator), Matthias Naske (Konzerthaus Wien), Ivana Pilić (cultural worker), and Kadim Tas (Joblinge)
Reflections – Prospects
Music, performance and artworks i.a. by Amanda Piña, Judith Schwarz, Gina Schwarz, Florian Sieghartner, Anahit Bagradjans, Katharina Klein, Patricia Kurucz, Anna Maschik, Felicitas Prokopetz and Osama Zatar
Ares Shporta: Cultural Policy in Unusual Times: Perspectives from Another Europe
In his presentation, Ares Shporta will speak about the development of cultural policy within the process of imposed democratisation through the example of Kosovo. Taking the activism of the independent scene and local tactical alliances in parallel to larger political processes of state-building as a starting point, the speaker will present a situation where the line between actors and policy-makers is blurred and the aftermath of political transition creates openings that make bottom-up interventions possible. Between politics, culture and fight for commons, Shporta’s presentation will touch upon some old and new debates in cultural policy and public policy in general.
Ares Shporta is a cultural worker based in Kosovo. After studying cultural policy at the Istanbul Bilgi University, in 2015 he became the director of Lumbardhi Foundation, founded to revive the former Lumbardhi Cinema. Active in local cultural policy issues, Shporta also chairs the Network of Cultural Organizations in Prizren and has formerly been engaged as a film producer and translator, while also working in different capacities in festivals and various civic platforms in Kosovo and its surrounding region.
Please register at: office(at)educult.at