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Book launch 'When Fact is Fiction' | ARIA research seminar

30 January 2020, Mechelen

  • Book launch of 'When Fact is Fiction: Documentary Art in the Post-Truth Era' (Valiz, Antennae-Arts in Society series)
  • Research seminar on participation, democratic decision-making and policy frameworks in relation to cultural institutions, artists and other stakeholders in the cultural field

What: ARIA research seminar: For a co-imaginative politics: Commoning Democracy between Art and Urban Governance
When: 30 January 2020 - 13:00 - 21:30
Where: Museum Hof van Busleyden - Frederik de Merodestraat 65 - 2800 Mechelen
Organisation: Giuliana Ciancio and Pascal Gielen, Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts
Language: English
Admission: Free, sign up through the ARIA website

What does it mean today to make democratic decisions in the political and cultural field? How do we create tactics and strategies to promote collaborative processes? What practices are being implemented at both local and global level? Are commons potential laboratories for cultural and political democracy? How can cultural actors and governments co-create participatory democracies?

From three different points of view (cultural policy, organizational perspective and art production in relation to policy), notions of decision making and co-imaginative practices will be discussed. Contributors: Christine Greiner, Roberto Casarotto, Monica Urian, Dea Dovidovic, Willy Thomas, Giuliana Ciancio, Pascal Gielen, Hanka Otte