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United by Future Places
Beyond the Obvious 2024

Malmö, Sweden 29 May - 1 June 2024

Reclaiming the city 

31 May | 09.30-10.20

Slagthuset - Norra Hallen, entrance via Jörgen Kocksgatan 7

Keywords: public spaces, placemaking, democracy, citizenship, access & participation

Join us as we delve into the intersection of culture, democracy, and urban life, and discover how we can collectively reclaim the city as a space for all voices to be heard and valued.

This panel discussion focuses on the transformative power of cultural projects within urban landscapes across Europe. The session centers on the notion of reclaiming public spaces as vibrant hubs for democratic dialogue and community engagement. From performing arts and public art to community events, our panelists showcase innovative initiatives aimed at fostering inclusivity and diversity within cultural spheres.

Through case studies and firsthand experiences, the panel will explore strategies for broadening cultural offerings and amplifying the voices of underrepresented groups. From grassroots movements to institutional initiatives, learn how these projects are reshaping the cultural fabric of our cities and empowering individuals to actively participate in shaping their communities.

How to be many, Barbara Van Lindt, Kaaitheatre, Belgium
Work in progress, Maryam Missawi, Work-in-Progress Festival, Sweden
Vivi La Belezza della Tua Citta, Valeriya Urbanovich, Club Silencio, Italy
Arkopolis skate park, Fjorida Cenaj, Pop the Vote! Changemaker, Greece
The whole city is a monument, Anna Wahlstedt & Rena Baledi, Sweden

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