Media review

A path between property and protest

By Marijke van der Meer, 1 August 2001 check the article on Radio Netherlands website : It doesn’t look like much yet: idle cargo cranes and machine halls stand on a windswept terrain, and grass grows through the cement pavement where a group of old trams have been side-tracked for good. But this disused industrial terrain on the northern banks of the IJ, once the home of the Netherlands Dry-dock and Shipbuilding Yards, is to become a new focal (...)

Arts and urban change : the Zilina Project

FIRST PUBLISHED IN Policies for Culture Journal, winter issue 2003. know more about policies for culture ABOUT THE AUTHOR Marek Adamov is the director of a Non Governmental Organization, "Truc Spherique" in Zilina , Slovakia. Reconstruction of Zilina-Zariecie railway station for Open Cultural Space Stanica Stanica There is a railway station standing in Zilina, in the north of Slovakia, on a small railway track to Rajec. Its name is Zilina- Zariecie. In 1942, 18,000 to 24,000 (...)

Southern Spaces

By Ahmed El Attar and Tarek Abou el Fetouh This article was published in «Beyond Borders», magazine of the European Cultural Foundation Crossing the Mediterranean number 5 - november 2003 (p18-20) In the seventh ECF R.O.O.M. (‘Resource of Open Minds’), two important figures in Egypt’s cultural life, Ahmed El Attar (independent theatre director and playwright) and Tarek Abou El Fetouh (arts manager and architect) discussed the issue of free art spaces in the Southern Mediterranean. Ahmed cast (...)

The birth of a net in Buenos Aires

During a couple of hectic days in mid-November, a historical meeting between a number of organizations working within the field of art and social transformation took place in Buenos Aires. The encounter "Encuentro Internacional de Arte para la Transformación Social" was a starting point for something new that has started growing in Argentina, and, eventually, in southern America. This is the first net of its kind in Argentina, comments Inés Sanguinetti, President for the NGO Crear Vale la (...)

"Different Strokes: Alternative Culture Today" - Switzerland

Passages/Passagen Number 33 Winter 2002, "Different Strokes: Alternative Culture Today" This issue of Passages sets out in search of today’s pathways to «alternative culture». To begin with, it explores the places born of the cultural policies of the Eighties: the autonomous youth and culture centres that cropped up in the German- and French-speaking parts of Switzerland at the time… See the publication on (...)

Non profit art organizations in Spain - - 2001

Faced with a situation in which art is monopolized by institutional galleries and centers, especially in Spain, under the direct influence of political power and the dominant ideology of the moment, a number of different group and individual initiatives have been busy creating a great variety of proposals some of them materialized in physical spaces which provide the conditions necessary to promoting art projects that are for the most part situated off the commercial circuit and the (...)

French cultural policy (in italian)

A radio broadcast By Clara Tanzi Radiotelevisione Svizzera Contact : Documentazione e archivi CH- 6903 Lugano Tel : + 41 91 803 56 88 Fax : + 41 91 803 52 52 E-mail : Listen to the radio programme : First part Second part Third part