The second online discussion within the PLAN B cycle, dedicated to the cultural policies of European cities in the context of ongoing crisis, has focused on the relation between culture and space (1 October 2020). We have hosted experts and officials from Kaunas (Ana Kočegarova), Rijeka (Irena Kregar Šegota) and Ljubljana (Nevenka Koprivšek) sharing their thoughts on unpredictable future, when cooperation is vital … also in using (public) space for culture. Ragnar Siil has moderated the online discussion.
Future is unpredictable and so is planning of cultural events. Doing less, digital, more intimate and closer to the local audiences seems a common trend. Performing arts might be the most jeopardized among the cultural sectors. The pandemic reduced the international dimension of events in an unprecedented way. We are only at the beginning of the learning curve and we do not know yet what the future will bring.
These are some of the points highlighted by the panellists; see full REPORT here.