Overview
With culture budgets being cut and cultural centres being closed across the continent, artists, intellectuals, activists and civil society groups are more and more frequently coming together to build campaigns for the protection of citizen rights. While some political activists and civil society groups have forged strong links with cultural creators, others are looking for ways to better connect with the artistic world.

This session focuses on how activists and artists can work together to employ creative techniques to broaden outreach, advocacy and impact in rights protection, looking forward to how culture and activism can work together on a European level for citizen rights.

Core Topics

Cultural rights

Role of creative techniques in activism

Building links in the artistic community

Culture and campaigns

Competences developed
Understanding of how to engage in creative advocacy, knowledge of, successful collaborations between the arts and activists, understanding of association and cultural rights protection in the EU

Target audience
Persons and civil society organisations looking to connect with artists and cultural organisations for their campaigns.

Speakers

Joanna Filipczak-Zaród

Igor Stokfiszewski

Jaśmina Wójcik

AGENDA AND DOCUMENTS

CREATE REACT CULTURE AGENDA

CREATE REACT CULTURE AGENDA

Activists

  • João Labrincha
    João Labrincha
    Academia Cidada
  • Helena Tuzinska
    Helena Tuzinska
    Human Rights League
  • Theresa Gessler
    Theresa Gessler
    MigSzol
  • Sérgio Pedro
    Sérgio Pedro
    PLATAFORMA NÃO AO TRATADO TRANSATLÂNTICO/ HABITA65
  • Marta Klepo
    Marta Klepo
    MJESTIMICE/IN PLACES
  • Le Tran
    Le Tran
  • Johannes Lukas Gartner
    Johannes Lukas Gartner
    Humanity in Action
  • Jaakko Blomberg
    Jaakko Blomberg
    Yhteismaa
  • Federico	Guerrieri
    Federico Guerrieri
  • Anna-Maria Ntova
    Anna-Maria Ntova
  • Alexandra Karpova
    Alexandra Karpova
  • Felipe González Gil
    Felipe González Gil
    ZEMOS98
João Labrincha
Academia Cidada

The Citizenship Academy’s main goal is to boost active citizenship and the construction of development roots with principles of social, economic and environmental sustainability. Our ambition is to empower people and organizations in the exercise of deepening democracy. Educational, communicative and artistic activities are our areas of intervention. Non-formal education and participative and active research are our methodologies.

blog.academiacidada.org

Helena Tuzinska
Human Rights League

Slovak Human Rights League is a non-profit and non-governmental organization established in 2005 by lawyers and advocates involved in the legal counselling provided to refugees, asylum seekers and foreigners from non-EU countries in Slovakia. Our aspiration is to support building of transparent and responsible immigration, asylum and integration policies respecting human rights and dignity. Our initiatives aim to support self-empowerment of foreigners and refugees.

www.hrl.sk

Theresa Gessler
MigSzol
Sérgio Pedro
PLATAFORMA NÃO AO TRATADO TRANSATLÂNTICO/ HABITA65
Marta Klepo
MJESTIMICE/IN PLACES
Le Tran

Le Tran calls Oakland, California, and Ho Chi Minh City his two homes. His work largely focuses on racial justice and solidarity among youth and refugee groups, which has taken him France, southeast Asia, and Canada. Currently Le is based in Madrid, where he works in education and social justice.

Johannes Lukas Gartner
Humanity in Action

Humanity in Action is an international educational organisation. Headquartered in New York, it comprises of national affiliates across six European countries. Humanity in Action educates, connects and inspires a global network of students, young professionals, and established leaders committed to fostering minority and human rights, both in their own communities and around the world.

Jaakko Blomberg
Yhteismaa

Jaakko Blomberg is a social activist, co-creator, facilitator, cultural producer and researcher from Helsinki, Finland. He is co-founder and chairman of Yhteismaa (Common Ground) NGO. Yhteismaa is a non-profit organization specialized in new participatory city culture, co-creation, social movements and placemaking. All the projects of Yhteismaa aim for a more fun, free, sustainable, responsible and social urban life. These include an international flea market day, setting up a table for a thousand people to eat in the middle of a street, art exhibitions and theatre in homes, international conferences for social innovators and many others.

 

www.yhteismaa.fi/en/

Federico Guerrieri
Anna-Maria Ntova
Anna-Maria Ntova, from Greece, currently;Master at International Communication Management at University of Southern Denmark. Previously BA International and European Relations at University of Piraeus, Social and Political Science at Sabanci University, Istanbul
Alexandra Karpova
Felipe González Gil
ZEMOS98

Felipe lives in Sevilla (Spain) and is member of ZEMOS98, an cultural and political initiative which works and researches about free culture, social innovation, new media and informal education. ZEMOS98 has recently coordinated a european project within the context of the Doc Next Network and with the title: “Radical Democracy: Reclaiming the Commons” to foster through media some social struggles related to the Commons from the UK, Turkey, Poland and Spain. Felipe is also a video-activist with more than 50 remixes and video-mashups about the political context in Spain. Felipe is also a Star Wars fan and a proam tennis player.ZEMOS98 is an initiative which works and investigates on contemporary narratives, free culture and social innovation.

ZEMO98 believes in:

  • culture as an element for social transformation and not just as entertainment.
  • education as something which can happen anytime and anywhere.
  • mutual support networks and the social economy.
  • experimentation (on a formal level and also on a content-level).
  • remix as a tool to deconstruct the dominant messages.
  • mediation as a pedagogical tool.
  • media and digital literacy.

www.zemos98.org