The Future of Our City
A continuous Congress: from May 9th to October 24th
Rede Cultura 2027’s Congress: a territory and the aspirations of its community. A participatory process, where the main voice is attributed to citizens, the actors of the territory, the operators of the future, invited to project theirs wishes to our region. Live cultural experiences from the Atlantic to the Mountains, invited experts and researchers dialoguing with communities.
The Congress is divided into six themes, on which reflection will be produced, and which can guide the construction of the future of our city: the history and heritage that marks the region; hospitality and the ability to attract and integrate outsiders; the public space as a space for encounter, participation and citizenship; creation and transmission structures, including digital platforms; reflection that involves philosophy, science and art; the relationship between different generations, especially children and youngsters, and the artistic and cultural creation.
There are two distinct cycles to reflect on such themes:
- Congress on Saturdays, facilitated by the six thinking groups and transmitted from different places of the 26 municipalities that make up the REDE CULTURA 2027;
- Congress on Wednesdays, to reflect specifically the problems, impacts and the recovery of the cultural and creative sectors after the pandemic crisis. For this last cycle, the Congress will be articulated with Next Step initiative, a set of ten questions about the repercussions on culture and artists, which seeks to collect contributions within the community. Available here.
The Congress will end on October 23rd and 24th, with the conclusions of the six lines of work being presented, communications from international guests and performances by cultural agents from our region.
Some of the names already confirmed for the Congress are: Alexandre Quintanilha, François Matarasso, José Tolentino Mendonça and Kepa Korta. Stay tuned to our website, where the entire program will be released.
Opening of the congressEurope DayLeiria · 9th May, 2020 · 11:00Watch Streaming
The poet in the SquareRodrigues Lobo and the Sustainability of the PlanetLeiria · 22nd May, 2020 · 21:00Watch Streaming
Historical MarkersCongress on SaturdaysBatalha · 30th May, 2020 · 15:00Watch Streaming
Mediated TerritoriesCongress on SaturdaysCaldas da Rainha · 13th June, 2020 · 15:00Watch Streaming
Arts & Culture in digital mediaCongress on WednesdaysAlvaiázere · 17th June, 2020 · 21:00Watch Streaming
Facing the crisis: resuming activity and new strategies of fundingCongress on WednesdaysOurém · 24th June, 2020 · 21:00Watch Streaming
The three UNESCO's creative cities existing in Rede Cultura's 2027 regionCongress on SaturdaysÓbidos · 27th June, 2020 · 15:00Watch Streaming
Arts and culture: the voices of the communityCongress on WednesdaysArruda dos Vinhos · 1st July, 2020 · 21:00Watch Streaming
HospitalityCongress on SaturdaysTomar · 11th July, 2020 · 15:00
A better prepared system to face crisisCongress on WednesdaysCastanheira de Pera · 15th July, 2020 · 21:00