With ever growing cities and urbanisation as a mega-trend urban planning is one of the deciding topics of our times. How to explore taking an artistic and cultural perspective in urban strategies is the topic of the first Baltic UrbCulturalPlanning Conference, which will take place from July 4thto July 6thin Kiel.
It will be an interdisciplinary gathering of urbanists and cityplanners, artists, researchers, students, community organizes, politicians and activists. The three-day-conference will feature workshops, speeches, panel discussions, as well as urban city walks. The conference will look into and promote the role of artists as agents of creative communities and actively explore how urban transformation can be triggered by artistic and cultural actions.
The conference Urban Transformation through Art and Culture is happening in the context of the INTERREG Project URBCultural planning, a project focusing on implementing a cultural approach to city planning in several cities in the Baltic Sea Region, as well as in the realm of the Shared Spaces, a project by the Heinrich-Böll foundation, which highlights the importance of shared spaces, strengthening dialogue and enabling civil society participation.
The main website of the conferenceis going live very soon, but you can already find details on how to register here
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)