Stine Skjødt recounts the cultural year 2017 from the perspective of Frontløberne. How did a bunch of people take on the massive task of redesigning a city space temporarily - and what made them undertake this job in the first place? And more importantly: How can we keep this momentum going forward?
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Forward Theater Company - Beyond the Stage
BY JENNIFER UPHOFF GRAY
@ VOL 12
ON FEB 19, 2015
Forward Theater Company is Madison's professional theater. Each year, the theater devotes significant resources to outreach programming and aprtnerships that take the issues in productions beyond the stage and partnerships that take the issues in the productions beyond the stage and out into our community. These efforts allow the theater to engage with both traditional audiences and new constituents, to provoke constructive dialogue about crithical topics facing Madison and to draw attention to other non-profits.
Spend Nothing, Do Everything: Using Constraints as Momentum for Creativity
BY LAURA READ
@ VOL 25
ON JUN 09, 2016
"When I moved to Edmonton, I had a great time exploring my new city, but after about two years a started to feel a bit stuck. So I gave myself a challenge which would get me out of my routine."
Designer Laura Read recounts the story of her month-long challenge to spend less, connect more, and explore the free and uplifting underbelly of Edmonton—offering inspiring tips on how to rethink your routine and rediscover your surroundings.
BY TORBEN VINTER
@ VOL 33
ON MAY 17, 2017
(NOTE: The sound recording for this presentation was sadly lost)
This Pecha Kucha Night was held in the building owned by Frontløberne, an organization in Aarhus for young cultural creators. Torben Vinter is the current leader of Frontløberne, and he shares his own story as well as the story of the organization - the motivations, the goals and the current state of affairs.
BY NINA TOFTE HANSEN
@ VOL 34
ON SEP 13, 2017
"Arternes Aarhus" (ENG: "The species of Aarhus") is about giving a voice to all the species in the city of Aarhus, and not just the humans. Nina Tofte Hansen tells the quirky story of the species-ambassadors of Aarhus, and how other life forms are given consideration through these people. The audience is introduced to both the current Mole- and Dandelion-ambassador, and a tree - which is of course an Aarhusian as much as anybody else in the city.
Aarhus Burns 2018
BY CHRISTIAN DIETRICHSEN
@ VOL 35
ON NOV 21, 2017
Although 2017 has been a great year for Aarhus as European Capital of Culture, Christian Dietrichsen will not kick back and relax. He outlines his dreams and hopes and plans for an Aarhus spin-off of Burning Man, called Aarhus Burns - coming to town in 2018!
BY PAUL NATORP
@ VOL 35
ON NOV 21, 2017
Paul Natorp of Sager der Samler shows and tells about the organization's event called Rethink Activism. Lots of the city's activists came together to create an event programme of enormous passion, showing that the creativity and drive of visionary people is vastly underestimated in comparison to politicians and advisory committees.
Aarhus, Denmark - European Capital of Culture - 2017
BY KIRSTEN JØRGENSEN
@ EU JAPAN FEST ECOC 2018, POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA
ON FEB 08, 2018
At EU Japan Fest's annual presenter symposium at the Italiano Istituto di Cultura in Tokyo, Kirsten Jørgensen from the Danish delegation shares about his city Aarhus, and it's year as a European Capital of Culture in 2017.
Creativity of Tainan
BY SONIA SELAVY
@ VOL 156
ON APR 13, 2018
Tainan’s Creative Collective “氣口” pronounced “Kwee Kau” was founded in 2016 by Leslie Tsai, Kang, Henry Huang, Sonia Selavy and Masahiro Han on the concept of creative expression and community networking. The group curates PechaKucha Night Tainan, with every event taking new form based on the immediate needs of the community. They’ll be sharing about their special city and the creativity that abounds there.