May 31, 2022, 7:11 am
November 16 - November 19
Sala Barts, Barcelona | Spain
Sala Barts, Barcelona | Spain

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 Culture Institute of Barcelona and Culture Action Europe (CAE) and in partnership with the Untied Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), this international gathering will host academic congress, open debates, participatory formats and project marketplace on issues pertaining 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.

We have now opened calls for projects and papers.

Call for projects

Do you have a project that deals with diversity, inclusion, participation and democratisation? Are you running a participatory initiative creating  a dialogue with diverse communities, sectors and movements? Is your project creating open, inclusive public spaces? Are you working at the intersection of culture and environmental, social and economic sustainability or cultural work? Is your project reflecting on access to technologies and digital rights?

Apply here before 15 July, 2022

Call for academic papers

Are cultural rights necessary? What public, cultural problems and conflicts demand and justify the implementation of these rights? Are cultural rights of fundamental importance, and for whom? In what way do they tackle the universal needs of the general public and the specific needs of various communities and groups? How do we achieve the realisation of cultural rights through collective policies and actions, in both official and community spheres?

Apply here before 15 July, 2022

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