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Urbi et Orbi Summer School with Cifas
Summer University: "Urbi et Orbi. Living Art, City and City Dwellers"
Five days to establish, study and discuss the desire manifested by artists, cultural operators, artistic producers, cultural and policy makers: that art meets, irrigates and dialogue with the city.
It is a fact: the relationship between art and city, long forgotten by the artistic world and neglected by utilitarian programs, is on the agenda for a lot of creators as well as for policy makers. Singularly in its live and temporary aspects, at a time when our social space has actually largely become virtual.
It raises aesthetic questions – How can less “monumental” contemporary art dialogue with urban space which is more diffuse than ever? –, it raises social issues – should art reweave social fabric, as it is often hoped for? – it raises philosophical questions – what part for the spectacular, what part for underground work? –, it raises issues of production too – what price (moral or financial) are we willing to put in a "free of charge" cultural activity bringing non-quantifiable "takings"?
During five days, different debates, workshops, discussions and experience sharing will be proposed to consider these issues – local by definition – through the prism of other experiences from elsewhere. Because beyond (as well as within) the city, there is the world… and the best way to see our own city, is to see the world.
Rajni will be leading sessions on 30th and 31st August 2012.
To find out more visit http://www.bellone.be/fra/cifas2012stage04.asp (scroll down for English)