Registration is now open for the international Conference “Radius of Art” to be held in Berlin, Germany on February 8 and 9, 2012.
Organized by the Heinrich Böll Foundation, the conference offers an international dialogue and exchange of ideas and experiences between key actors within the cultural, academic, and political sectors across Germany and the EU and around the world. This meeting therefore constitutes a best practice in international cooperation according to the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (Article 12), since it will help strengthen and expand existing structures and networks, initiate long-term partnerships between German and international organizations, and launch shared learning processes.
Themes such as participation in art in the public sphere, art for social transformation, and new alliances for aesthetics and sustainability will be on the agenda.
The conference will conclude with a discussion about the kinds of structural reforms required at the national level in regard to the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, so that cultural development projects as well as controversial public art projects might receive the recognition they deserve within the sphere of international cooperation.
For more information about this event and to obtain an application form, please consult the Conference “Radius of Art” website.