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RE-VALUE - Rethinking the value of arts and culture

Welcome to RE-Value

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.


Aarhus 2017 (Aarhus as European Capital of Culture)
Aarhus University
rethinkIMPACTS 2017
University Network of the European Capitals of Culture (UNeECC)


AU local organizing team:

Louise Ejgod Hansen
E-mail: draleh@dac.au.dk

Lone Jørgensen
E-mail: loj@au.dk


Hotel Pro Forma
Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces
Ministry of Culture Research Committee

Also involved in the conference:

ARoS Aarhus Art Museum

Highlights from the Aarhus 2017 Opening event on 21 January

Enjoy a selection of photos from the opening below:

Important Venue Adresses

Main Hall and Museum of Ancient Art (ReValue opening and programme Friday morning):
Nordre Ringgade 4, 8000 Aarhus C

Conference Center (Thursday and Friday):
Fredrik Nielsens Vej 4, 8000 Aarhus C

ARoS Art Museum (programme Friday afternoon):
ARoS Allé 2, 8000 Aarhus C

Find more information and venue maps here

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Part of European Capital of Culture in 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: Sustainability: RE-DO - On sustainability and culture’s role in sustainable futures
2017: Value: RE-Value - Rethinking the value of arts and culture

Free AarhusCARD - discover more

The official tourist organisation for the city of Aarhus, Visit Aarhus, is currently testing a new type of visitors’ card for conference and business visitors in Aarhus. They have kindly offered you as a participant of the ReValue conference to test the AarhusCARD for free during your stay in Aarhus. Read more: http://conferences.au.dk/re-value/free-aahuscard/

Please note, that the AarhusCARD will not be handed out to students and participants, that only participate Thursday.

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