After two years, Culture Action Europe’s Annual Beyond the Obvious (BtO) gathering is back!
Merged with CULTUROPOLIS: International Days on Cultural Rights, the 2022 edition of the Beyond the Obvious conference will take place in Barcelona, 16-19 November. Co-organised by the Culture Institute of Barcelona and Culture Action Europe (CAE) and in partnership with the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), this international gathering will host academic congress, open debates, participatory formats and project marketplace on lines of work focused on rights to access and participation in cultural life, cultural work, sustainability, diversities, participation and communities and digital environments. Culture Action Europe Members’ Forum will be also organised on 19 November.
Throughout the conference, CULTUROPOLIS will showcase a selection of public, private or community projects and good practices, in order to highlight various ways of exercising cultural rights. The conference aims to foster knowledge transfer and relations between practice and research. Happenings such as the Culturopolis Marketplace will create places of dialogue, knowledge and interaction among the projects, research and people attending CULTUROPOLIS.
The speakers represent a broad range of backgrounds and practices, bringing perspectives from across European, local and grassroots levels. In addition, multidisciplinary research will be shared, ranging from topics focused on cultural space and disability to gender justice to cultural mediation for public policies. See the full list here.
The conference also presents an artistic programme which is filled with shows, concerts, interventions, radio shows, performances and artistic workshops, all related to exercising cultural rights, with the aim of raising awareness and promoting the involvement of cultural agents and the general public.
You can find more information and the full programme here.
Register here to join us in Barcelona!