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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.
'...a Congress on methods of engagement with European affairs and the construction of a pan-European cultural avant-garde.'
Critical Practice will host How to Make Europe Dream? A Cultural Congress as part of this year's London Festival of Europe.
Here is the programme of the festival so far. The website for last years festival is available here.
As well as hosting the Congress, we are working on a Market of Ideas.
A list of market stalls is evolving here
Here is our promotional FoE flyer
CP contribution to Congress
Bernard Stiegler, 6th March 2008
Bernard Stiegler will present the opening lecture – Towards a European Way of Life
Some Bernard Stiegler texts are hosted on Ars Industrialis.
6.30 - 9pm, 6th March, Chelsea College of Art & Design in the lecture theatre.
Niccolo Milanese will host/chair the talk.
live notes as the lecture happened, and some dead notes too!
How to Make Europe Dream? A Cultural Congress, 15th and 16th March 2008
12.30 - 7pm, The Banquet Hall and the Red Room, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London.
The Congress will be composed of four roundtables and two public evenings over two days. See programme.
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.
What's Cultural About Economics?, 16th March
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 will organise a Market of Ideas in which 'stalls' organised by artists, anthropologists, economists and others will exchange their knowledge with the milling crowd.
A list of participating stalls is here
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Monday 3rd March 4.30pm
Royal Festival Hall Foyer, London
Monday 25th Feb
18th February 2008
11th February 2008
30th January 2008 and
21st January 2008.