The Memory of Water team is delighted to share the programme of webinars that will profile the achievements of six partner cities striving to impact the future of post industrial cultural heritage on the European waterfronts by looking at those places through the lens of socially-engaged, interventionist artworks.
After more than a year of artistic collaboration with Georgia and the city of Batumi, Intercult invites you to a conversation with artists and city planners in Batumi, Gdańsk and Stockholm. During the past months all three cities have been investigating the preservation and revitalisation of cultural heritage. Taking into consideration the current situation in Batumi, there are two main questions to be discussed:
- Is the cultural heritage untouchable and can artists interfere and to what extent?
- Are there other ways to interfere in order to highlight the value of memories?
A conversation between artists and experts on urban planning and cultural planning. In this webinar, Intercult invites you to take a closer look at Stockholm from two perspectives: investigating how city planners value heritage and uncovering the memories that are there. Both perspectives are exploring the role of artists in the sustainable development of the city. Post-industrial sites on waterfronts are attractive pieces of land throughout Europe, city plans are made where these environments are transformed into modern residential areas, but for whose benefit?