FORUM D’AVIGNON. THE CITY AS CULTURAL ECOSYSTEM
5 to 8 March 2014 – Alhóndiga Bilbao
The city as cultural ecosystem. What is a cultural ecosystem made of? Public and private actors, institutions, spaces, practices, citizens, visitors… In our western ‘cultural ecosystems’, the divide between public and private spheres was one of the key issues for cultural action. With the passing of time, this dichotomy became an outdated concept as the two sectors started cooperating with one another. We want to use real experiences to assess the relationship between the two.
Bilbao is a cultural ecosystem with inspiring encounters and action for residents and visitors. Since the city’s urban and economic transformation, Bilbao has been linked with concepts such as excellence, economic activity, knowledge, art, technology, design and creativity.
Culture is a driving force for development and welfare; it fosters innovation and creativity, and can create icons that contribute to increase global competitiveness.
With this aim in mind, the 2014 Forum d’Avignon Bilbao is to explore the potential of cities as cultural ecosystems.
5 March, 2014 21:00 – 23:00
Reception in Guggenheim Bilbao Museum
Musical entertainment: DJ Makala
+ Info: http://forum-avignon-bilbao.com