Time and place
On 8-11 November 2017, Aarhus University is hosting a conference on RE-Value - rethinking the value of arts and culture. The conference' main venues are Aarhus University and ARoS Aarhus Art Museum - one of Europe’s largest art museums situated in the heart of Aarhus.
Being European Capital of Culture is one of the largest demonstrations of the ways in which culture can be used to create change in society. The conference aims at interdisciplinary dialogues about the key question: How can we understand and talk about the value of arts and culture? This will of course be discussed in relation to European Capitals of Culture; but also broader, thus also addressing a pressing need for new ways to evaluation, new ways to discuss this publically and in relation to cultural policy.
Rethinking the value of arts and culture is a key issue for Aarhus 2017 and spotlight has been put on the development of new approaches to this by rethinkIMPACTS 2017. At the conference we invite colleagues to join us in sharing and developing this ambition.
The conference is the 11th conference of University Network of the European Capitals of Culture (UNeECC). UNeECC is a unique academic network since its member universities are all located in cities which have been, are or will be European Capitals of Culture. As such, UNeECC not only aspires to stimulate regular academic cooperation, i.e. education and research, between its members, but also aims at developing and reshaping the universities’ regional position. UNeECC wants to foster collaboration between cities and universities and is convinced that together ‘town’ and ‘gown’ will contribute to the success of the European Capitals of Culture. Read more here
The form of the conference
The conference aims at facilitating new dialogues between academics and practitioners in which knowledge-sharing, learning and development is at the center. As much as presenting answers and worked-through solutions, the conference aims at asking questions and stimulating discussion and reflection. Therefore the participation is open to a broad category of people, including international guests.
Photo above from the Aarhus 2017 Opening event by Tina Sørensen.
Enjoy a selection of photos from the opening below or click here to watch a video from the night of January 21, 2017
Read more about the theme of the RE-Value conference
Opens in the spring of 2017
RE-VALUE is a part of a series of conferences leading to Aarhus being European Capital of Culture in 2017. The conferences address the three key values of Aarhus 2017:
2013: Democracy: Rethink participatory cultural citizenship
2015: Sustainabilty: RE-DO - On sustainability and culture’s role in sustainable futures
2017: Value: RE-Value - Rethinking the value of arts and culture
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