As you all know, we are facing a global crisis. Our event was planned to take place in April in Rijeka, Croatia, but was postponed due to the Covid-19 crisis.
All across Europe, citizens (including those who are not formally recognised as such) are creating new online and offline spaces where working together and generating solidarity is what matters. In these spaces culture functions as a language to describe reality, to express feelings and opinions.
Culture works to strengthen social ties and helps to imagine alternative ways of living and engaging with others. Connecting these spaces provides an infrastructure for a cultural movement that can show how a fundamental crisis can be managed much better through cooperation and solidarity. The European Cultural Foundation and partners ZEMOS98, Krytyka Polityczna and Rijeka 2020 have set up Culture Lab Europe as a live platform to strengthen this movement.
Fifty cultural activists and change makers will explore ways to collaborate on initiatives to strengthen European Public Space. In the week from 22 to 28 June, several live events will take place online.