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<b>co-ordinators:</b>Isobel Bowditch and Trevor Giles<br>
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<b>working group:</b>  [[User:Neil|Neil Cummings]], [[User:Cinzia|Cinzia Cremona]], Alexander Page, Mary Anne Francis, Joe Balfour, [[User:Marsha|Marsha Bradfield]] Robert Dingle and Tom Trevatt, Mike Knowlden, Federico.
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'...a Congress on methods of engagement with European affairs and the construction of a pan-European cultural avant-garde.'</i></blockquote>
 
'...a Congress on methods of engagement with European affairs and the construction of a pan-European cultural avant-garde.'</i></blockquote>
  
Critical Practice will host [http://www.euroalter.com/london_pages/2008programme.html How to Make Europe Dream? A Cultural Congress] as part of this year's [http://www.festivalofeurope.eu London Festival of Europe].
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Critical Practice hosted [http://www.euroalter.com/london_pages/2008programme.html How to Make Europe Dream? A Cultural Congress] as part of this European Alternatives' 2008 [http://www.festivalofeurope.eu London Festival of Europe] and convened a [[FoEmarket|Market of Ideas]].
  
Here is the [[programme]] of the festival so far. The website for last years festival is available [http://festivalofeurope.opendemocracy.net here].
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Here is the [[programme]] of the festival. The website for the 2007 festival is available [http://festivalofeurope.opendemocracy.net here].
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As well as hosting the Congress, we are working on a [[FoEmarket|Market of Ideas]].  
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A list of market stalls is evolving [[FoEmarket|here]]
 
  
Here is our promotional [[FoE flyer]]
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<b>co-ordinators:</b>Isobel Bowditch and Trevor Giles<br>
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<b>working group:</b>  [[User:Neil|Neil Cummings]], [[User:Cinzia|Cinzia Cremona]], Alexander Page, Mary Anne Francis, Joe Balfour, [[User:Marsha|Marsha Bradfield]] Robert Dingle, Tom Trevatt, Mike Knowlden, Federico Campagna, Francesca Papa & [[User:jemmackay|Jem Mackay]].
  
 
=CP contribution to Congress=
 
=CP contribution to Congress=
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<b>Bernard Stiegler, 6th March 2008</b><br>
 
<b>Bernard Stiegler, 6th March 2008</b><br>
 
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Bernard Stiegler will present the opening lecture – <i>Towards a European Way of Life</i><br>
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Stiegler Bernard Stiegler] will present the opening lecture – <i>Towards a European Way of Life</i><br>
 
6.30 - 9pm, 6th March, Chelsea College of Art & Design in the lecture theatre.<br>
 
6.30 - 9pm, 6th March, Chelsea College of Art & Design in the lecture theatre.<br>
 
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Niccolo Milanese introduced Mr. Stiegler and chaired the Q&A session.<br>
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'''Documentation:''' [http://www.archive.org/details/BernardStieglerLecture Video highlights], [http://www.archive.org/details/BernardStieglerTowardsAEuropeanWayOfLife full audio] and [[live notes|notes]].<br>
 
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Critical Practice are hosting the Bernard Stiegler talk. The organisers are keen to have dialogue with art practitioners as well as those from philosophy.  Stiegler is one of the interviewees in the film <i>The Ister</i> which was screened at the first [http://www.thinkingthroughpractice.org Thinking Through Practice] event. A copy is in Chelsea library.  In this he speaks eloquently about his thinking around the question of technology in Heidegger <br>
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Some Bernard Stiegler texts are hosted on [http://www.arsindustrialis.org/association/quisommesnousrep/copy_of_cv/bernardstiegler?set_language=en&cl=en Ars Industrialis].</blockquote>
 
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'''Niccolo Milanese''' will host/chair the talk. <br>
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Stiegler link:<br> [http://www.arsindustrialis.org/association/quisommesnousrep/copy_of_cv/bernardstiegler?set_language=en&cl=en Ars Industrialis]. Some of it is in English and some in French (articles and so on).</blockquote>
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<b>How to Make Europe Dream? A Cultural Congress, 15th and 16th March 2008</b><br>
 
<b>How to Make Europe Dream? A Cultural Congress, 15th and 16th March 2008</b><br>
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'''12.30 - 7pm''', The Banquet Hall and the Red Room, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London.<br>
 
'''12.30 - 7pm''', The Banquet Hall and the Red Room, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London.<br>
 
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London is potentially a heart for a European cultural avant-garde. It is one of the most culturally active and cosmopolitan places in Europe.<br>
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London is potentially a heart for a European cultural avant-garde. It is one of the most culturally active and cosmopolitan places in Europe. Yet it is also the capital of what is often portrayed as being one of the most Euro-sceptic of nations.
Yet it is also the capital of what is often portrayed as being one of the most Euro-sceptic of nations.<br>
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As part of the London Festival of Europe 2008, European Alternatives will invite the most innovative of young European cultural organisations, artists and writers to London for a Congress on the future of artistic culture in Europe. The Congress will provide an opportunity for organisations and individuals with artistic and political backgrounds to exchange outlooks and pose the question of the relationship of politics and the arts in Europe.<br>
 
As part of the London Festival of Europe 2008, European Alternatives will invite the most innovative of young European cultural organisations, artists and writers to London for a Congress on the future of artistic culture in Europe. The Congress will provide an opportunity for organisations and individuals with artistic and political backgrounds to exchange outlooks and pose the question of the relationship of politics and the arts in Europe.<br>
The Congress will be composed of four roundtables and two public evenings over two days. See [[programme]].</blockquote>
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The Congress featured four round tables and two public evenings over two days. See [[programme]].</blockquote>
 
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<b>What's Cultural About Economics?, 16th March</b><br>
 
<b>What's Cultural About Economics?, 16th March</b><br>
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<blockquote>'''4pm – 6pm''', The Banquet Hall and the Red Room, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London.<br>
 
<blockquote>'''4pm – 6pm''', The Banquet Hall and the Red Room, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London.<br>
 
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Markets are good at convening and distributing resources. Based on the model of the ancient bazaar, Critical Practice will organise a <i>Market of Ideas</i> in which 'stalls' organised by artists, anthropologists, economists and others will exchange their knowledge with the milling crowd.
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Markets are good at convening and distributing resources. Based on the model of the ancient bazaar, Critical Practice organised a [[FoEmarket|Market of Ideas]] in which 'stalls' presented by artists, anthropologists, economists and others exchanged their knowledge with the milling crowd.
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After a brief introduction constituents of the workshop are free to circulate and engage with the stalls that interest them. Think flea market meets trade fair. The emphasis is on knowledge exchange. We hope to have some interesting discussions. We will not seek a central debate but rather foster post-market conversation.<br>
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The stalls are listed [[FoEmarket|here]]
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A list of stalls is evolving [[FoEmarket|here]]
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Over the weekend around 80 people will be seeking food and refreshment. Meeting those needs may be too much to ask but we might compile a map and list of places to go.
 
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<h2>Organizational meetings</h2>
 
<h2>Organizational meetings</h2>
'''Next meeting:''' <br>
 
 
Monday 3rd March 4.30pm<br>
 
Monday 3rd March 4.30pm<br>
Royal Festival Hall Foyer, London
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Royal Festival Hall Foyer, London<br>
 
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[[26th March, 2008 Debriefing]]<br>
'''Previous Meetings:'''<br>
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[[FoE meeting 25_02_08|Monday 25th Feb]]<br>
 
[[FoE meeting 25_02_08|Monday 25th Feb]]<br>
 
 
[[FoE 14 February 08|18th February 2008]]<br>
 
[[FoE 14 February 08|18th February 2008]]<br>
 
[[11th February|11th February 2008]]<br>
 
[[11th February|11th February 2008]]<br>
 
[http://www.criticalpracticechelsea.org/modules/wiwimod/index.php?page=30th+January+2008&back=London+Festival+of+Europe 30th January 2008] and<br> [http://www.criticalpracticechelsea.org/modules/wiwimod/index.php?page=21st+January+2008&back=London+Festival+of+Europe 21st January 2008].
 
[http://www.criticalpracticechelsea.org/modules/wiwimod/index.php?page=30th+January+2008&back=London+Festival+of+Europe 30th January 2008] and<br> [http://www.criticalpracticechelsea.org/modules/wiwimod/index.php?page=21st+January+2008&back=London+Festival+of+Europe 21st January 2008].
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 17:03, 7 March 2011

File:Festival of europe.JPG

'...a Congress on methods of engagement with European affairs and the construction of a pan-European cultural avant-garde.'

Critical Practice hosted How to Make Europe Dream? A Cultural Congress as part of this European Alternatives' 2008 London Festival of Europe and convened a Market of Ideas.

Here is the programme of the festival. The website for the 2007 festival is available here.


co-ordinators:Isobel Bowditch and Trevor Giles
working group: Neil Cummings, Cinzia Cremona, Alexander Page, Mary Anne Francis, Joe Balfour, Marsha Bradfield Robert Dingle, Tom Trevatt, Mike Knowlden, Federico Campagna, Francesca Papa & Jem Mackay.

CP contribution to Congress

File:2008stiegler140x130.png Bernard Stiegler, 6th March 2008

Bernard Stiegler will present the opening lecture – Towards a European Way of Life
6.30 - 9pm, 6th March, Chelsea College of Art & Design in the lecture theatre.

Niccolo Milanese introduced Mr. Stiegler and chaired the Q&A session.
Documentation: Video highlights, full audio and notes.

Some Bernard Stiegler texts are hosted on Ars Industrialis.


How to Make Europe Dream? A Cultural Congress, 15th and 16th March 2008
File:Talks.JPG

12.30 - 7pm, The Banquet Hall and the Red Room, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London.

London is potentially a heart for a European cultural avant-garde. It is one of the most culturally active and cosmopolitan places in Europe. Yet it is also the capital of what is often portrayed as being one of the most Euro-sceptic of nations. As part of the London Festival of Europe 2008, European Alternatives will invite the most innovative of young European cultural organisations, artists and writers to London for a Congress on the future of artistic culture in Europe. The Congress will provide an opportunity for organisations and individuals with artistic and political backgrounds to exchange outlooks and pose the question of the relationship of politics and the arts in Europe.

The Congress featured four round tables and two public evenings over two days. See programme.


What's Cultural About Economics?, 16th March
File:Market.JPG

4pm – 6pm, The Banquet Hall and the Red Room, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London.


Markets are good at convening and distributing resources. Based on the model of the ancient bazaar, Critical Practice organised a Market of Ideas in which 'stalls' presented by artists, anthropologists, economists and others exchanged their knowledge with the milling crowd.

The stalls are listed here


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File:FoE flyer A5 col.jpg

Organizational meetings

Monday 3rd March 4.30pm
Royal Festival Hall Foyer, London
26th March, 2008 Debriefing
Monday 25th Feb
18th February 2008
11th February 2008
30th January 2008 and
21st January 2008.