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May 30 & 31, 2014 | Symposium | Baltimore

Transatlantic Symposium. The role of artists & the arts in urban resilience

On Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31 the symposium ‘The role of artists and the arts for urban resilience’ is held by the Goethe-Institut, the Union of European Cultural Institutes EUNIC in Washington, DC and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts (BOPA). It is part of the project Transit: Creative Placemaking in Baltimore.

In this symposium the European Union National Institutes for Culture will bring together artists, sociologists, urban planners and activists to share their experiences across the two continents to debate about small and medium-sized towns in the US and in Europe which have been experimenting with the potential of the arts in when towns are trapped in a permanent state of crisis caused by the moving of industries and increasing poverty. A total of 30 artists, curators and urban researchers from the U.S., Finland, Greece, Great Britain, Ireland, Austria, Spain and Germany come together to explore this ‘role of the arts in urban resilience’.

The European participants represent a broad range of artistic initiatives that have successfully reconciled the interests of architects, urban planners, investors and residents to create new perspectives.

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Goethe-Institut Washington, DC

Transit: Creative Placemaking in Baltimore

Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts