Reshape Forum in Lublin
On April 1-2 we'll organize a Reshape Forum in Lublin where we'll gather 150 arts professionals and policy makers to exchange and reflect on alternative practices in the current art field.
Results of the Reshape Open Call
In response to the Reshape Open Call, announced on 13 December 2018, 437 applications for becoming a Reshaper and 132 applications to attend the Lublin Forum were received. Here you can find more about selected applicants.
The Directory of Alternative Practices
We're happy to announce that we published the Directory of alternative practices on our website!
Do it Together. Practices and Tendencies of Participatory Governance in Culture in the Republic of Croatia
Participation does not imply only joining in the game but also the rules of the game, i.e., the conditions under which the game is played. Understanding these rules and the possibility of creating them make the key difference. Participation in this case becomes a tool for positive changes
Podcast form Lublin Forum // Alexandros Mistriotis: Resisting Help
If you missed the RESHAPE Forum in Lublin at the beginning of April 2019, here's a chance to hear what we talked about.
Audio Podcast form Lublin Forum // What Is To Be Reshaped, panel discussion
Toni Cots, Igor Stokfiszewski and Amahl Khouri in conversation with Barbara Van Lindt about perspectives of artist, art workers and policy makers in Europe and South Mediterranean.
Do It Together. The position of the artist in today’s art world. — by Delphine Hesters
Although the professionalization of the arts sector continues to rise, and global budgets for art are also growing, alarm bells warning about the precarious socio-economic position of artists are ringing louder than before.
Brussels. In search of territories of new-urban creation. — by Chris Keulemans
This text is a report of a month in Brussels. No more, no less. The report of a month spent walking, talking and observing. At the invitation of Flanders Arts Institute and in particular of Sofie Joye, in charge of Diversity, Urbanity and Emerging Artists.
How can national systems supporting art move beyond the national framework?
Ane Alsløv and Peter Koch Gehlshøj from the Danish Arts Foundation talk about the support system for arts in Denmark, international work of their institution and new emerging models in the arts field in their context.
Sean Bradley: On Importance of Art Generated from Within the Community
Sean Bradley, the director of Edinburgh Old Town Development Trust, a book editor and an activist talks about changes in the Edinburgh urban fabric and the potential of artistic practices to prevent the gentrification and festivalization of cities.
Viviana Checchi: Curating public engagement
Viviana Checchi, a public engagement curator at the Center for Contemporary Art in Glasgow talks about practicing citizenship through art, engaging audience in the cultural sector and bringing a global perspective into a local cultural context.
Vahid Evazzadeh: On The Role of Art in society
Vahid Evazzadeh, theater director, filmmaker and the chairman of the Counter Institute talk about the role of art in society, socially responsible art, his non-artistic practices and the experience of displacement - from Iran to Danmark.
Amina Mourid — On civil society and culture in Tangier
Amina Mourid from Think Tangier speaks about the work of her organization, urban changes that are happening in Tangier and the response of the civil society to it.
Abdou Benattabou: Mutual support of small organizations
Abdou Benattabou is a part of Zankar 90, an association based in Tangier that works with small projects that need help in administration and logistics to begin their own projects.
Allae Hamioui on different kind of exchange economy.
Allae Hamioui from Moqrisset, a small village near Chefchaouen in Morocco talks about Djebli Club - a place that operates with a different kind of exchange economy.
Reshape Intensive Cluj
Intensive Cluj is a meeting of art practitioners interested in creating alternative organisational models for the arts that will take place in Cluj from 11 to 15 November 2019.
Performing the under-performed. Performing arts spaces in Romania
A brief radiography of the performing arts scene in Romania, with a focus on the independent art scene: its fragile structures, their restless struggle to establish and maintain spaces for creation and production and their taste for socially and politically engaged practice.
Igor Štiks: Activist aesthetics
Igor Štiks will presented cases of activist aesthetics in the artistic acts, practices and works related to contemporary political and social activism of progressive and left-wing movements and groups in the post-Yugoslav region.
Laura Roth: Feminisation of Politics and Activism
Feminism seems to be gaining momentum in many countries, but most organisations and groups are still working based on patriarchal standards. The “feminisation of politics” includes different elements, which all aim to change the way activism and politics (in a broad sense) are done.
Đorđe Balmazović: Pits and Falls of Group Work // Marcell Mars: Memory of the World / Public Library
A joint lecture by Đorđe Balmazović and Marcel Mars held on 14/11/2019 during the Reshape Intensive in Cluj.
Soraya Bahgat: Learning On The Go - On women’s rights and activism
Soraya Bahgat shared her journey as an “accidental activist” and social entrepreneur. While working as Head of HR for a leading Egyptian real estate developer, she founded a volunteer movement to combat the pandemic mob-sexual assaults that had plagued Tahrir Square during the 2011 revolution.
Oxana Timofeeva: Solidarity On The Planetary Scale
A critical engagement of theory and the arts in a dialogue with natural and technical sciences is characteristic for the materialist turn in contemporary culture. It rethinks historical processes from the perspective of the posthuman turn: the history of humans has to be inscribed into the history of things and the history of the World – into the history of the Earth.
Oxana Timofeeva: What Lenin Teaches Us About Witchcraft
Oh I believe in miracles Oh I believe in a better world for me and you —The Ramones
Jana Svobodová: On Theatre in Social Context
Jana Svobodová, a theatre director from Prague, talks about theatre in social context and involving ordinary people into the teatrical processes and .
Lucia Kašiarová: Building Spaces of Freedom
Lucia Kašiarová, a performer, dancer, manager and founder of the culture space Studio Alta talks about Alta's program: the way how they work in both artistic and social realm.
Ondřej Hrab - The Power of Socially Engaged Theatre
Ondřej Hrab, the director of Archa Theatre in Prague talks about his 28 years of work in the theatre and the socially engaged approach of Archa.