Urban Transformation through Art and Culture

Urban Transfrmation through Art and Culture, Conference, 4 – 6 July 2019, Kiel, Germany

The first Baltic UrbCulturalPlanning Conference is happening in July 4 -6 in Kiel (Germany) : a gathering of urbanists and city planners, artists, researchers and academics, students, community organizers, politicians and activists, to explore the key aspects of taking a cultures and arts perspective in urban strategies and practice.

The aim of the three day conference with workshops, speeches, panel discussions and urban city walks is to experience, sense and feel how urban transformation can be triggered by artistic and cultural actions.

Keynotes will provide the theoretical cornerstones of the conference, while nine breakout sessions and workshops will engage participants in different angles of cultural planning: including artistic action and transformation, participation, engagement and activism, as well as more policy and planning related strategies and models. Panel discussions will present new perspectives, give new insights to trigger change. A practical approach to cultural mapping will be experienced through specific city walks, which are designed and conducted in cooperation with the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design (MKH), the City of Kiel as well as with other networks, working at the intersection of art and design and urban society. Eight cases of Art and Culture driven Social Innovation from neighborhoods in the BSR Region will be presented and discussed.