2012 Label for Council of Europe Cultural Events
Council of Europe "Cultural Event" label recognises exceptional and innovative cultural and artistic projects which address key challenges of today’s European societies and convey strong messages related to the Council of Europe’s mission and values.
The following projects have been awarded with the Council of Europe “Cultural Event” label for 2012:
1. The Aga Khan Music Initiative (AKMI) for its "Creation, Performance and Outreach Programme” which contributes to the revitalization of cultural heritage of traditional music forms in Central Asia, Caucasus, Europe, North Africa and North America by connecting musicians and educational institutions. AKMI organises concerts and produces DVDs and CDs of a high artistic level. AKMI’s
contributes greatly to the Council of Europe’s work on
intercultural dialogue and the “Artists in Dialogue”
2. Hotel Gelem is an art project developed by two Swiss artists, Christoph Wachter & Mathias Jud. They work directly with Roma communities to install hotel facilities within their settlement, called "Hotel Gelem" to welcome visitors. This project has also been developed in Kosovo, France, Germany, Romania and Switzerland. The project is interesting for the Roma as it generates income and often allows them to install electricity and water lines.
3. Satellitstaden is an art project by the artists Erik Krikortz and Isabel Löfgren.
Satellite dishes are decorated by citizens in a collective art work in Botkyrka municipality, a very diverse suburb of Stockholm with over 70 nationalities. As satellite dishes in this area are seen as markers for social and ethnic segregation, the Satellitstaden project helps to overcome differences. Citizens are interviewed and invited to talk about their lives as immigrants and the importance of the satellite dish, which enables them to watch television in their native language. It is foreseen that the project be realised in other cities.
4. CultureIFutures Club - Organisation of open, cultural and social events for young people and creative professionnels to have discussions and activities on the theme of sustainability and climate change. Representatives of different cultural expressions (theatre, visual art, architecture, film, urban future planning, cuisine, etc) will meet and discuss the issues of sustainability in daily life with a diverse audience. These events will be organised in Copenhagen in 2012/2013 and intend to expand to other countries in Europe.
5. Warriors - Generation
Photo exhibition in 30 European towns of 25-37 year-old Europeans on billboards in public spaces. In each city discussions will be organised on issues of European identity, culture and society with participants of different socio-professional backgrounds. T opening is foreseen in Strasbourg on 9 May 2013 with the support of the municipality of Strasbourg. The project will end with a final event in Berlin in 2016.