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Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP) 

Practice and Power

Keynote speakers announced

Date: 20-23 June
Location: Dublin city, Ireland

Create are delighted to announce the two keynote speakers of the major dissemination moment of CAPP, Practice and Power, a transnational event exploring questions of negotiation, exchange and representation in contemporary collaborative arts practice.

Changes in the geopolitical landscape of Europe in recent years, including globalisation, emerging communication and the co-called refugee crisis have led to an increased urgency for collaborative practice. This urgency has made the learning processes within the CAPP network timely. Practice and Power will consider this paradigm shift towards collaborative processes and methodologies within the arts. An international community of artists, participants, community activists thinkers, policy makers and programmers will gather in Dublin for Practice and Power, which is the culmination of a series of public Staging Posts held at key points across the CAPP partner network over 2017/2018. Keynote speakers will be Jeanne van Heeswijk, visual artist & Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change awardee, and Pier Luigi Sacco, Professor of Cultural Economics, IULM University Milan, and visiting scholar at Harvard University. 

Jeanne van Heeswijk

Keynote Thursday 21st June

Jeanne van Heeswijk is an artist who facilitates the creation of dynamic and diversified public spaces in order to “radicalize the local.”  Her long-scale community-embedded projects question art’s autonomy by combining performative actions, discussions, and other forms of organizing and pedagogy in order to assist communities to take control of their own futures. She regularly lectures on topics such as urban renewal, participation and cultural production. Recent Projects include Philadelphia Assembled 2016 (ongoing) a collaborative endeavour with The Philadelphia Museum of Art and collaborators across the city. This three year project invited change agents throughout the city to collectively imagine a present and future Philadelphia. Philadelphia Assembled is organized around five ‘atmospheres of democracy’; Reconstructions, Sovereignty, Futures, Sanctuary, and Movement. Other notable projects include The Blue House 2005 and Homebaked 2010 (ongoing) commissioned by the Liverpool Biennial. Awards include: The inaugural Keith Haring Fellowship in Art and Activism at Bard College in 2014 and the Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change, 2011.

Pier Luigi Sacco

Keynote Friday 22nd June

Pier Luigi Sacco is the Professor of Cultural Economics, IULM University Milan; Director of the IRVAPP center of Bruno Kessler Foundation, Trento; Senior Researcher, metaLAB (at) Harvard, and visiting scholar at Harvard University. He is the Special Adviser of the European Commissioner for Education and Culture, member of the Europeana Research Advisory Board, of the Economics of Culture Committee of the Italian Ministry of Culture, of the Advisory Council for Research & Innovation of the Czech Republic, and of the Advisory Council of Creative Georgia. He is the Senior Editor of the Leisure and Tourism Section of Cogent Social Sciences. He has published about 200 papers on international peer-reviewed journal and edited books with major international publishers. He works and consults internationally in the fields of culture-led local development and is often invited as keynote speaker in major cultural policy conferences worldwide.

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