Save the Date – Beyond the Obvious – 15|17 October

May 28, 2015, 12:38 pm

Culture Action Europe is glad to announce the dates for its Annual Conference 2015. Developed in collaboration with the Vastra Gotaland Region, Beyond the Obvious 2015 will be held from October 15 to October 17 in Gothenburg – Vastra Gotaland Region (Sweden).

The 2015 Conference will explore the tension between the private and the public/common sphere, the raising contradictions between the principles we stand for, the systems we put in place to bring them to life and the behaviors we bow to or we even practice under the pressure of real and fake challenges. For instance, we will discuss the tensions between the right to freedom of opinion and expression , with the right to life, liberty and security and the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion on the other one. We will reflect over the tension between the right to the protection of the moral and material interests of authorship (in the digital word) and the right to freely participate in the cultural life of the community and to enjoy the arts. We will explore the edges and potentials of new g-local governances when facing identity crisis and mass migration. With reference to this framework, we will provoke reflections over the role of culture and cultural players in this historical period. 

As for its ambition, BtO 2015 will be a thought-provoking gathering made of large and small-scale dialogues, encounters, exchanges between local and other European cultural players.

Each issue will be explored in sessions of different formats: one conceived to allow discussion focusing on the conceptual/theoretical challenges, a second one designed to explore and discuss practical relevant experiences, a third one dedicated to collaboratively draw mid-term forecasts. 

Each year, BtO connects over 250 people coming from the European cultural community and the hosting city, in a mutual exchange beneficial to the empowerment of both communities and individuals.

To know more about previous CAE Conferences, here are the links to visit

2013 “This is not a crisis, this is a transition” (Rome)
2014 Beyond the Obvious (NewcastleGateshead)

Pencil dates in your calendar, and stay tuned!

Registration will open in late June.

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For members only
SAVE THE DATES! Culture Action Europe Annual General Meeting will be held in Gothenburg (Sweden), just  before the BtO conference opening, on October 15th . Please remember that each CAE member benefit of a single free of charge access to the Annual Conference.



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