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Kulturverkstan in Berlin and Potsdam

”Entrepreneurship is to find out what you would like to do and then how you are going to realize it”, says Professor Dr. Hermann Voesgen at Fachhochschule in Potsdam. He is Head of the Course ”Culture and Project Work” and Kulturverkstan visited him to discuss culture work, culture policy and the culture sector in Germany.

Mr Voesgen has worked among other things in many cultural projects for the development of rural regions and as cultural advisor. He showed us an area in Potsdam newly developed to host both Cultural institutions of the City and Creative Industries. Old industrial and military buildings are rebuilt. Further development is needed though to make the area more vibrant and alive.

Written by Karin Dalborg, Manager of Nätverkstan’s education Kulturverkstan. The visit was part of a study visit to meet representatives from different organisations and education in cultural life, together with the cultural scene, in Berlin and Potsdam on 19 – 22 of March.

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27 mars, 2009

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Trusting the process

The Belgian group of artists called Berlin has done a beautiful portrait of the small city of Bonanza in Colorado, USA. The former prosperous gold city in the mountains is now a sleepy town of seven year-round inhabitants. Five projectors, one for each of the inhabitants, show an hour of interviews and clips from everyday life. It goes slowly from the ideal place for the soul to intrigues between each and everyone. And they have hardly ever spoken to each other.

The performance is beautifully done, with the projectors and the small model of the city. The dramaturgy is clever and the result is a portrait of the city and it’s people from different angles and with only the voices from the inhabitants. It shows the possibility of the artistic competence of trusting the process rather than the goal. To arrange the process in such a way, that when putting the pieces together you put light on something bigger, not otherwise visible. In today’s discussion of the creative cities, transformation, urban challenges and intercultural dialogue, this artistic competency is both very important in understanding society and can be used as a tool for change.

Bonanza is shown at the Göteborg Dance and Theatre Festival, running from August 15-24, one of many interesting performances all over the city. Bonanza can also be seen at Youtube.

21 augusti, 2008

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Director of Nätverkstan, a Cultural Organisation in Sweden. Nätverkstan provides services …

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