UBC Cultural Cities Commission invites to the second in a series of webinars about the culture in and after the pandemic. The second one "Pandemic and border closures – how to sustain cultural exchange?" will be held on 4 August 2020 at 10:00 CET.
1. Description of the topic:
Threats of the self-isolation of countries in the face of the quarantine: how does it affect various communities? Is there still a possibility for an intercultural exchange inside and outside the countries? The second part of the webinar will discuss the new notion of a cultural mobility: as a cross-border movement is suspended for an indefinite period, what specific formats of international cooperation/representation are to be used further? Is there a need for creating new tools or platforms, or is it that we do not take an advantage of already existing ones?
1) Threats of the self-isolation of countries in the face of the quarantine: how does it affect minorities and their communities in the countries? Is there still a possibility for an intercultural exchange inside and outside the countries? How can initiatives and cooperation based on exchange be enabled?
2) The new notion of cultural mobility - is it really new, or just forgotten old? Cultural mobility is to be seen as an integral part of a regular cultural routine of the culture and arts workers. During the quarantine period, inner and outer communication of cultural projects was transferred mainly to digital platforms. What specific formats of international co-operation/representation are to be used further? Is there a need for creating new tools or platforms, or is it that we do not take an advantage of already existing ones?
3. Moderated session, questions and discussion
>> Register by 3 August: https://forms.gle/tkQT2jgjXtx2oAFW9
A link to the event will be sent in due time to those who have registered to the event.
The webinar is the second part of a series of events of the Commission that will take place in June-September 2020. Third one in the series will be:
2020-09-08 Changing habits: from cultural creation to participation
About half a year after the introduction of quarantine restrictions in Europe, can we measure the impact on individual artists and cultural operators? What measures have been taken to maintain their work? How do habits change: in creative processes and in ways of participation or consumption?
We announce an OPEN CALL for the UBC cities to take part in the webinar and present the cases from member cities, in a format of short presentations up to 5 minutes each. The registration is at firstname.lastname@example.org.