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United by Future Places
Beyond the Obvious 2024

Malmö, Sweden 29 May - 1 June 2024

Conversation Places 

30 May | 13:00-15:00 


Enjoy the opportunity to connect, exchange, talk about the topics which matter the most to you in a series of self-organised Conversation Spaces assisted by the Culture Action Europe members.

13.00-15.00 | Places of Many

Orkanen Library Room 1

(max. 25 participants)

This place is dedicated to inclusion & diversity. Participants come together to share ideas and initiatives aimed at fostering inclusivity and diversity within cultural spheres. The aim is to explore strategies for broadening cultural offerings and amplifying the voices of underrepresented groups. From grassroots movements to institutional initiatives, how can we reshape the cultural fabric of our cities and empower individuals to actively participate in shaping their communities?

Facilitated by Mateja Lazar


13.00-15.00 | Places and Memories

Orkanen Library Room 2

(max. 25 participants)

This place is dedicated to memories. How are places, public spaces, heritage sites embedding memories? What is the role of the cultural sector at large in addressing difficult and contested heritage? This workshop aims to facilitate the exchange of experiences and approaches, connecting diverse cultural actors from across Europe engaged in the work of preserving and interpreting memory.

Facilitated by Ines Camara

13.00-15.00 | Caring Places

Orkanen Library Room 3

(max. 20 participants)

Join this group conversation about caring places. What does care truly mean? How can we create spaces and encounters that are respectful and empathetic to others? Should our concept of care extend beyond fellow human beings to encompass all forms of life? What are the risks of neglect and how artists and cultural agents can empower practices that handle people, the planet and processes with care?

Facilitated by Rocio Nogales


13.00-15.00 | Commoning Places

Media Evolution, Stora Varvsgatan 6A  

(max. 30 participants)

Commons and public spaces are areas accessible to all members of a community, serving as shared resources and venues for social interaction, cultural expression, and civic engagement. Are we using these spaces in their full capacity? Do all communities have equal access to the commons? How are artists and cultural actors reclaiming the public spaces - streets, parks, squares to facilitate public debate and civic engagement? This conversation aims at exchanging practices, tools and approaches to create commoning places focusing on access, participation, and governance.

Facilitated by Paul Dujardin


13.00-15.00 | Disruptive Places 

MINC, Anckargripsgatan 3

(max. 40 participants)

This is a group conversation about disruptive places - an environment that challenges conventional norms, behaviours, and structures. Can cultural agents help create such spaces to foster creativity, stimulate dialogue, and encourage critical reflection by pushing boundaries and generating opportunities for new forms of interaction, engagement, and problem-solving? This discussion will focus on freedom of artistic expression, the right to peaceful protest, and the importance of speaking truth to power.

Facilitated by Burak Sayin


13.00-15.00 | Places of Change 

Nyhamnen Ferry Terminal Outdoor Space, Hans Michelsensgatan 6

(no max number of participants) 

At this crucial moment in the history of Europe and the world, there is an increasing expectation for artists and cultural actors to serve as catalysts for change. How to empower the cultural and creative sectors to fulfil this role, driving sustainable social innovation, and positive development through their actions, initiatives, and advocacy? How do artists, cultural workers, and institutions across Europe and beyond challenge established norms, structures, or practices, advocate for reforms, mobilise communities, or lead initiatives aimed at addressing urgent issues and promoting equality, justice, and sustainability? This conversation aims at creating liaisons between such initiatives creating mutual inspiration and learning opportunities.

Facilitated by Niels Righolt

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