Beyond the Obvious 2024 | Malmö

May 29, 2024, 12:00 am | June 1, 2024, 12:00 am
29 May - 1 June 2024
Various locations, Malmö | Sweden
Various locations, Malmö | Sweden

Save the Date!

Beyond the Obvious 2024 is happening in Malmö, Sweden between May 29 and June 1 2024.

After “Beyond the Obvious: Handle with Care | Culture for Social Well-being” which examined the concept of care from various perspectives in Elefsina, Greece, the 2024 edition of Culture Action Europe’s Beyond the Obvious will address questions on how to rethink the future of cities as places for collective living with culture as the guiding principle. The Malmö gathering will also question how the European cultural sector can propose new narratives and images for sustainable futures.

The four days programme will include a reception at Malmö’s historical town hall, Culture Action Europe  member’s forum, project agora, as well as key-note lectures and panel debates featuring international experts on culture, architecture and urban development, open circle discussions, culture walks, and study visits/workshops with local cultural agents.

Host of Eurovision Song Contest 2024, Malmö is Sweden’s 3rd biggest and youngest city. A super-diverse (189 nationalities) and young (50% of the population under 35) community of over 350.000 people. Known for its innovative practices in urban sustainable development and grassroots creative movements, it provides a unique setting for 2024’s Beyond the Obvious gathering.

Click here for more on the city of Malmö and what it offers!

Beyond the Obvious 2024 is a co-production of the City of Malmö and Culture Action Europe, in collaboration with Malmö University and Region Skåne

Preliminary Program

Wednesday 29 May 

12:30 -14:00 | Welcome lunch for CAE members (open for CAE members only) | Malmö City Library
14:00 – 18:00 | Culture Action Europe Members’ Forum (open for CAE members only) | Malmö City Library
19:00-21:00 | Beyond the Obvious official opening (open to all registered participants) | Malmö Historical Townhall

Thursday 30 May

09:00-12:00 | Beyond the Obvious open to all registered participants) | ​Orkanen, Malmö University
12:00-13:00 | Lunch (open to all registered participants) | Orkanen, Malmö University
13:00 – 15:00 | Open Space (open to all registered participants) | Various locations
15:30 (till late) | Malmö cultural tours (open to all registered participants)

Friday 31 May

09:00-12:00 | Beyond the Obvious (open to all registered participants) | ​Slagthuset – Norra Hallen
12:00 – 13:00 | Lunch (open to all registered participants) | Slagthuset – Norra Hallen
13:00 – 15:30 | Project agora (open to all registered participants) | Slagthuset – Norra Hallen
15:30 – 17:30 | Malmö workshop visits (open to all registered participants) | Various locations
19:00 (till late) | Closing mingle & dinner (open to all registered participants)

Saturday 1 June

09:30-13:00 | CAE Members’ Forum (for CAE members only) | Malmö City Library
13:00-14:00 | Farewell lunch (for CAE members only | Malmö City Library


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