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United by Future Places
Beyond the Obvious 2024

Malmö, Sweden 29 May - 1 June 2024

 

Programme

29 May | Wednesday

13:00-18:00 | ​Culture Action Europe Members Forum
Malmö City Library - Entrance via Kung Oscars väg 11
Language: English

Open to CAE members only

See detailed program here

 

18:30-21:00 | Reception and Mingle ​

Malmö Historical Town Hall - Entrance via Stortorget

Language: English 

Open to all registered conference delegates

18:45 | Welcome words 

Carina Nilsson, Mayor/Chairman Municipal Council Malmö

Inês Câmara, President of Culture Action Europe

19:00 | Malmö Beyond the Obvious: culture emerges in unexpected places 

with Carina Listerborn and Pål Brunnström (Malmö University)

30 May | Thursday

09:00 -12:00 | United by Future Places Conference 

​Orkanen Room D138, Malmö University - Entrance via Orkanen, Nordenskiöldsgatan 10

Language: English / Swedish sign language

Open to all registered conference delegates

09.00-09.15 Welcome to Beyond the Obvious 2024, cultural interlude and program presentation with   
Mark Isitt & the string ensemble of Malmö Kulturskola

09.15-09.30 Welcome words from
Janne Grönholm, Deputy Mayor for Leisure and Culture, City of Malmö
Lars Ebert, Secretary General Culture Action Europe

09.30-10.15 Weaving the city with culture with

Janne Grönholm, Deputy Mayor for Leisure and Culture, City of Malmö
Fredrik Sjögren, Chairperson Culture Committee, Region Skåne
Annika Olsson, Dean Faculty of Culture and Society, Malmö University
Natalie Giorgadze, General Director, Culture Action Europe

10.15 - 10:45 Break

10.45-11.45 The Politics of Culture

Keywords: politics, culture, European Parliamentary Elections, cultural policies  
with

André Wilkens, European Cultural Foundation  
David Ek, Counsellor – Culture, Audiovisual and Sport at the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU
Yuliia Fediv, Coalition of Cultural Actors
Stephanie Bonnici, Pop the Vote! Changemaker  


Moderated by Lars Ebert, Culture Action Europe

 

11.45-12.00 Presentation of Conversation Spaces

12:00-13:00 | Lunch

Orkanen, Malmö University

Open to all registered participants

13:00-15:00 | Conversation Places 

​Multiple Venues

 

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)

 

13.00-15.00 | Places and Memories

Orkanen Library Room 2

(max. 25 participants)

13.00-15.00 | Caring Places

Orkanen Library Room 3

(max. 20 participants)

 

13.00-15.00 | Commoning Places

Media Evolution, Stora Varvsgatan 6A  

(max. 30 participants)

 

13.00-15.00 | Disruptive Places 

MINC, Anckargripsgatan 3

(max. 40 participants)

 

13.00-15.00 | Places of Change 

Nyhamnen Ferry Terminal Outdoor Space, Hans Michelsensgatan 6

(no max number of participants) 

15:30-late | Malmö Cultural Tours 

On the Move Across Malmö - various locations 

Open to all registered participants

Experience the culture of Malmö first-hand, in parallel, first-come first-served cultural tours showcasing how the city uses culture to work on topics of environmental sustainability, diversity & inclusion, and creative placemaking. Followed by a free evening!

Select in the registration which tour you would like to attend, obligatory. Places are limited:

15.30-19.00 | Culture on Wheels: Bicycle Tour of Malmö | Fully booked

Meeting Point: Bike&Ride Garage, Malmö Central Station, Central plan 10 

with Marcelo Castillo

(max. 20, min. 10 participants)

Malmö has been named the best bike town in Sweden several times, and ranked 6th place in the Global Bicycle Cities Index of 2022. With more than 500 km of bike lanes and no hills there is only a short bike ride to most parts of town - the city centre, the beach, parks, restaurants - and the city’s different cultural venues and creative hubs. The bike is included in this cultural walk tailored to offer an experience, on wheels, of Malmö’s most exciting cultural venues and meeting places, as well as contact with local associations and cultural agents showcasing the cultural diversity and grassroots spirit of Malmö. 

15.30-late | You Are What You Eat: Malmö’s Food Caravan | Fully booked

Meeting Point: Entrance of Malmö’s Saluhall,  Gibraltargatan 6

with Linda Dahl and Lena Ilkjear

(max. 30, min. 15 participants) 

Food culture is an important part of Malmö, and the city established the first municipal food council in the Nordics. Food Caravan tells the story of the Malmö by sampling the different culinary heritages of the city: experience the basics of Swedish/Scanian food culture at Malmö Saluhall in combination with The Malmö "off the beaten track” tour at Möllan. Walk, talk and get to taste the past, present and the future of food in the region and discover the vibrant multicultural and alternative food DNA of Malmö.

15.30-17.00 | The City as a Classroom: Kirseberg’s Young City Guides | Fully booked

Meeting Point: Kirsebergs School court, Lundavägen 47

with Young City Guides 

(max. 15 participants, min. 8 participants)

The City of Malmö’s pilot project “Young City Guides” gives children (around 10-13 years of age) a voice in urban development processes. This pilot project trains young people to be city guides in their immediate environment in order to increase children’s and young people's participation and influence over their living environment. Join a young-person guided tour of Kirseberg (literally "Cherry hill"), a neighbourhood in the north of Malmö. The originally working-class area mostly survived urban renewal between the 1930s and 1980s, but nowadays entered a transition process in which new and creative actors are moving in.

16.15-17.15 | From 1500 till Now: Malmö Art Museum  

Meeting Point: Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmöhus Slott 

with Clara Gustafsson Kadziolka

(max. 40, min. 10 participants)

Malmö Art Museum, governed by the city of Malmö, is one of the leading art museums in Scandinavia, with a collection containing about 38,000 works, covering the period from the 16th century to the present day and the largest collection of Nordic contemporary art in Scandinavia, featuring works by most of Scandinavia's innovative and highly distinguished artists. The museum building from 1937 is situated in the Malmöhus castle complex, one of the oldest remaining renaissance castle in Scandinavia.

17.00-18.00 | Searching for Skyline(s): Visit to Turning Torso  

Meeting point: Turning Torso, Lilla Varvsgatan 14

with Anette Hansson & Anna Töörn

(max. 50, min. 15 participants)

Turning Torso is a neo-futurist residential skyscraper designed by Spanish architect, structural engineer, sculptor and painter Santiago Calatrava. Opened in 2005 in the then-and-still developing urban area of western harbour, it fulfilled a political ambition to build a new symbol for Malmö, in lieu of the Kockums crane that had been used for shipbuilding, a process itself a symbol of the city’s post-industrial transition. Turning Torso reaches a height of 190 m (620 ft) with 54 stories and 148 apartments, it has won the 2005 Gold Emporis Skyscraper Award, and in 2015, the 10 Year Award from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

17.00-18.00 | A Matter of Taste: Visit to Disgusting Food Museum  

Meeting Point: Disgusting Food Museum, Södra Förstadsgatan 2

with Andreas Ahrens 

(max. 25, min. 15 participants)

Disgusting Food Museum is a museum exhibiting disgusting food from around the world. Exhibited delicacies include: Surströmming – fermented herring from Sweden, Casu marzu – maggot-infested cheese from Sardinia or Durian – infamously stinky fruit from Thailand. Conceptualized by Andreas Ahrens and Samuel West, also creator of the Museum of Failure, the Disgusting Food Museum invites us to explore an exhibit with 80 of the world’s most disgusting foods, and Disgust, one of the six fundamental human emotions. While the emotion is universal, the foods that we find disgusting are not. While cultural differences often separate us and create boundaries, food can also connect us. Do you dare smell the world’s stinkiest cheese and taste insects?

19.00-20.00 | Handling with Care: Heritage Planning and New Art in the Hospital Area  

Meeting Point: Skånes Universitetssjukhus, Inga Marie Nilssons gata 29

with Nilsmagnus Sköld and Emma Hedar

(max. 10 participants)

The Malmö Hospital Area is located in the heart of the city and consists of several buildings, all built in different eras, with the earliest built in 1896 and the main concrete building built in 1975. The Region Skåne is modernizing the hospital area in Malmö, with the goal of providing better care, improved working environments, and equipping the emergency hospital to meet the demands of the future. Today there are more than a thousand different artistic creations on the hospital grounds; paintings, sculptures and other works, which together with historic and new architecture contribute to a safe and healing environment. In connection with new construction work, several new works of art in and around the new buildings are being commissioned. Get to know more about how the process worked. 

 

20.00-late | Changemaker Takeover x Birthday Bash
Meeting Point: TBC

Open to CAE members & Changemakers only

A special celebration for CAE's 30th Anniversary, bringing together new and old faces, including Andre Wilkens from European Cultural Foundation (Netherlands) and Birgitta Persson, ambassador and former secretary general for Trans Europe Halles (Sweden).

See detailed program here

31 May | Friday

09:00-12:00​ | United by Future Places Conference 

​Slagthuset - Norra Hallen, entrance via Jörgen Kocksgatan 7

Language: English / Swedish sign language

Open to all registered conference delegates

09:00 – 09:30 Reflection: Day 1 and Conversation Spaces
with Mark Isitt + Conference Participants


09.30-10.20 Reclaiming the city
Keywords: public spaces, placemaking, democracy, citizenship, access & participation
with
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

10.20 - 11:10 Break

11:10-12:00 Cultivating the future
Keywords: sustainability, social & climate justice, agriculture, food  
with

Creating Actionable Futures (CrAFt), José Rodriguez, EU
Play seriously, for a sustainable future, Nicolas Keller, Växtvärket/Trans Europe Halles, Sweden
Climate anxiety, Maxime Ollivier, Pop the Vote! Changemaker, France 

Climaginaries - Ruben Ritzen, University of Lund, Sweden
The Big Green, Fruzsina Dézsi, ProProgressione, Hungary

12:15-13:15 | Lunch

​Slagthuset - Norra Hallen 

Open to all registered conference delegates

13:15-15:30 | Project Pitches & Future Labs

​Slagthuset - Norra Hallen + Separaten
Language: English 

Open to all registered conference delegates

15:30-18.00 | Malmö Workshop Visits 

Different locations around Malmö

Open to all registered conference delegates

Visit different unique cultural initiatives in Malmö, and brainstorm about ideas, ways of working, and dreams for the cultural sector in future-proof cities. Follow-up projects are not mandatory, but highly appreciated!

Select in the registration which tour you would like to attend, obligatory. Places are limited:

16.00-17.30 | Orkanen Library, Malmö University: Libraries as social infrastructure | Fully booked

Meeting point: Malmö University Orkanen Library, Nordenskiöldsgatan 10

with Sara Kjellberg

(max. 15 participants, min. 8 participants) 

The Orkanen library at Malmö University is a vital community space and an expression of Malmö as a “knowledge city” after post-industrial transition. It occupies the top floor of one the university buildings, and provides a variety of study environments, a gallery for student art, and a research gallery highlighting academic work from faculties.

What is the role of libraries in a culturally-sustainable future city? This will be explored in a guided tour of the University Library, followed by a conversation with focus on the concept of libraries as social infrastructure. The conversation involves discussions and exercises aimed at understanding and articulating the multifaceted role libraries play in their communities.

16.00-17.30 | Graffiti Hangaren, Centre for Urban Art: Urban Art Hall of the future?

Meeting point: Hangaren, Ystadsgatan 53H

with Pärra Von Andreasson

(max. 15 participants, min. 8 participants) 

The “Hangar” is a monumental urban canvas located at Enskifteshagen in central Malmö, where graffiti painters and urban artists have created since 2013. Unofficially managed by CFUK - Centrum För Urban Konst, there are ambitions to create a unique Urban Art Hall for free public art based on the Hangar, a sketch and starting point and a monumental workshop for urban artists. 

16.00-17.30 | NGBG Street Festival and Noise Zone, City of Malmö: Making some Noise!  

Meeting point: Culture Noise Zone, Norbergsgatan 24

with Nicklas Johansson

(max. 15 participants, min. 8 participants) 

NGBG is a community-driven street festival and party on Norra Grängesbergsgatan in Malmö, organized with 40 stages featuring and attracting 45.000 visitors in their last edition. It takes place in Malmö’s “cultural-industrial sound zone” - a kulturljudzon (KLZ) permitting noise levels of up to 85 dBA at source, and designed to create conditions for industry, culture and leisure to develop a symbiotic relationship.

16.00-17.30 | From Trains to Treasures: Lokstallarna’s Cultural Evolution

Meeting Point: Södra Bulltoftavägen 51 

with Emma Ribbing

(max. 15 participants, min. 8 participants) 

Once dedicated to train repair and maintenance, over the next decade, Lokstallarna will evolve into a vibrant hub, featuring a Food Court, a Grand Circus Hotel, and a community of creators, craftsmen, beekeepers, and event organizers already active on-site. Explore the interplay of creators, craftsmen, and community, nurturing Lokstallarna’s evolution and join Choreographer and CAO Emma Ribbing, who has been engaged with Lokstallarna since 2015, for a guided walk through the impressive architecture ending in a workshop at the in-discourse studio providing playful tools to ignite discussions and brainstorming sessions.

16.00-17.30 | Malmö University: Culture and creativity at the centre of sustainable urban development | Fully booked

Meeting Point: Student Center, Neptuniplan 7

with Per-Anders Hillgren & Per Linde

(max. 15 participants, min 8 participants)

Meet Malmö University and the Forum for Social Innovation Sweden to learn about how academia can work with culture and arts in reaching societal impact. Through the transnational projects UNIC and Bauhaus of the Sea Sails we get to understand more how education and research can be concretely developed in close cooperation with relevant stakeholders in Malmö.

16.00-17.30 | Garaget Library, City of Malmö

Meeting Point: Garaget, Lönngatan 30

with Hamza Warsame

(max. 15 participants, min 8 participants)

Garaget is a library, creative workshop, a coffee place, a cultural venue and a stage for all ages and walks of life, where you can loan books as well as tools, or get help with your homework as well as with arranging your first event. Garaget is a real meeting place for Malmö’s superdiverse and young communities. How do we hang out in the culturally-sustainable future city?

16.00-17.30 | Region Skåne: Public Art in New Hospital Area

Meeting Point: Jan Waldenströms gata 52, 214 28 Malmö

with Nilsmagnus Sköld

(max. 15 participants, min 8 participants)

The Region Skåne is modernizing the hospital area in Malmö, with the goal of providing better care, improved working environments, and equipping the emergency hospital to meet the demands of the future. In connection with new construction work, several new works of art in and around the new buildings are being commissioned. Deep dive into how the process worked.

16.00-17.30 | Ny Hamnen Ferry Terminal, City of Malmö 

Meeting Point: Nyhamnen Ferry Terminal Outdoor Space, Hans Michelsensgatan 6 

with Kristoffer Nilsson and more

(max. 15 participants, min 8 participants)

An old port and ferry terminal facility area is being transformed into the park of the future. Historic ramps, quays and buildings become the foundation of the new ferry terminal's development towards a sustainable, climate-neutral hub. A place created by and with those who in the future will be able to consider it as their own. Meet representatives from the City of Malmö and collaborators Malmö Försköning och planteringsförening, Arkdes, and Team Layered: architect Daniel Feldman, art advisor and curator Ana Sokoloff, architect Sumayya Vally, and performance artist María José Arjona.

16.00-17.30 | Anti-Racist Monument, City of Malmö

Meeting Point: Malmö’s Culture Department, Baltzarsgatan 31

with Rena Baledi & Anna Wahlstedt

(max. 15 participants, min 8 participants)

In 2019, some Malmö citizens hatched the idea of an anti-racist monument in the city, a place where residents could gather to exchange experiences about racism and support each other in dark moments. The city has then taken the opportunity to develop public art processes and works that not only reflects Malmö residents' history and experiences of racism, but also contributes to continuing the conversation about racism and its consequences in the public space making Malmö a more inclusive city.

16.00-17.30 | Young City Guides, City of Malmö: the City as a Classroom 

Meeting Point: Malmö City Archive (Hovbergs sal), Friisgatan 19C

with Karin Pålsson, Kristina Gidlöf, Sannah Salameh, Nina Kjällquist, Caroline Rosengren

(max. 15 participants, min 8 participants)

The City of Malmö’s pilot project “Young City Guides” gives children (around 10-13 years of age) a voice in urban development processes. This pilot project trains young people to be city guides in their immediate environment in order to increase children’s and young people's participation and influence over their living environment. Meet the project manager, pedagogues and city workers in charge of Young City Guides, to learn more about the working methods being used in the project, and exchange perspectives on how young people can meaningfully participate in urban development processes.

16.00-17.30 | My New Museum, Malmö Art Museum  

Meeting Point: TBC

with Linda Holster

(max. 15 participants, min 8 participants)

Discussion about future visions for the location, building and urban environment of Malmö’s Art Museum have been happening for close to 30 years. The project My new museum? is a laboratory for conversation, content and knowledge production, method development and future visions, in which a pop-up room in downtown Malmö was activated for people to share thoughts, reasoning and dreams about what the art museum of the future is and what it will do for Malmö.

16.00-17.30 | Cross Innovation Southern Sweden, Region Skåne  

Meeting Point: Region Skåne Cultural Affairs Department, Dockplatsen 26

with Elin Frost

(max. 15 participants, min 8 participants)

Cross Innovation Southern Sweden is a  collaborative project with the purpose of promoting creativity and innovation by breaking down sectoral boundaries, fostering synergies, and addressing societal challenges for sustainable development. It is implemented with support from the the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to enhance southern Sweden's innovation capacity, focusing on cross-sectoral innovation with an emphasis on cultural and creative industries.

 

17.00-18.30 | Event Horizon Malmö: Sneak-Peek at Vernissage for artist Koo Jeong A and Meeting with Malmö-based performing arts collective Kollaborativet     

Meeting point: Malmö Konsthall, S:t Johannesgatan 7

with Mats Stjernstedt

(max. 20 participants)

Opening of Malmö Konsthall’s summer exhibition “EHM – Event Horizon Malmö” (1.6  –25.8 2024) by Korean artist Koo Jeong A. The exhibition consists of the work “OooOoO,” a sculpture created for skateboard in the exhibition space. Architecture and sensory experiences functions as a starting point for the artist, where seemingly everyday occurrences open up alternative worlds. The opening event is co-hosted by Bryggeriet’s high school, Malmö. The school has a unique educational profile emphasising on skateboarding, art, photography and film. Also meet Kollaborativet. During summer 2024 performing arts collective Kollaborativet will present an interactive and tactile exhibition at Malmö Konsthall, built around documentation from a co-creative process with young people with special needs. Kollaborativet’s immersive performances focus on the visual, auditive and tactile expressions and audiences are allowed to participate regardless of language, age or capabilities. Since its opening in 1975, Malmö Konsthall has presented contemporary art that challenges and inspires. The exhibitions space comprises mere 2,000 square metres that transforms with every new exhibition.

19:00-23.00 | Closing Mingle 

Slagthuset - Restaurant, entrance via Carlsgatan 12e 

Language: English

Open to all registered conference delegates

21:00-23.00 | Cultural Programme: New Circus Surprise Show 

Slagthuset - Restaurant, entrance via Carlsgatan 12e 

with Culture Action Europe member Cirkus Syd

Open to all registered conference delegates

1 June | Saturday

 

10:00-14:00 ​| Culture Action Europe Members Forum
Malmö City Library, entrance via Kung Oscars väg 11
Language: English

Open to CAE members only

See detailed program here

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