Day 4 AGENDA
The first Lecture “CULTURAL DEMOCRACY – PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE”. will by Steven Hadley and Ana Žuvela, keynote speakers; with Dea Vidović, moderator. This session will present some of the key ideas around the concept of ‘cultural democracy’. Through presentation and discussion, we will consider the history of cultural democracy, its implications for cultural policy and what a future cultural landscape might look like were cultural democracy to be adopted as a guiding policy principle.
Then, the second session will be PERPETUAL RETURN OR ON BEING INCLUDED: AGAIN, AND AGAIN AND AGAIN… by Wayne Modest, keynote speaker and Susana Gomes da Silva, moderator. Museums, like other institutions within the arts and heritage sectors across Europe are again lively sites for discussions about diversity and inclusion. Unsurprisingly, this heightened interest in diversity and inclusion coincides with growing, if not competitive interest to revisit the histories of slavery and colonialism in museums and archives and in society more broadly, to uncover and represent alternative more inclusive perspectives. For those with longer histories in diversity and inclusion work, these discussions may seem nostalgic, even exasperating, a return to decades of unfulfilled promises from an unchanged sector. Indeed, some activists and diversity practitioners have push back against diversity in favour of the more political project of decolonisation, and resist practices of inclusion as paternalistic, symbolic and lacking institutional commitment. But is this moment, indeed, no more than a perpetual return, no different from previous iterations at inclusive practices? And if so, why not?
12h15 – 13h15 · CASE STUDIES:
– THE URGENCY OF DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS. By Maria Vlachou, speaker and Susana Gomes da Silva, moderator. Auditorium 2.
– ONE GALLERY, MANY THINGS FOR DIFFERENT PEOPLE. By Sally Shaw, speaker and Antonia Silvaggi, moderator. Auditorium 3.
– WHO OWNS THE THEATRE? By Darko Lukic, speaker with Niels Righolt, moderator. Room 1.
– DANCING MUSEUMS: EXPLORING NEW WAYS OF ENGAGING THE PUBLIC THROUGH PHYSICAL EXPERIENCE. By Elisabetta Bisaro, speaker and Patrizia Braga, moderator. Room2.
14h45 – 16h45 · CASE STUDIES:
– GOING PERIPHERAL: REINVENTING CREATIVE LANDSCAPES. With Inês Câmara, moderator.
– MUSEU DO DOURO – I AM LANDSCAPE: RESEARCH AND CREATION OF EXPERIENTIAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PEOPLE, LANDSCAPES AND THE MUSEUM. With Samuel Guimarães, speaker.
– PLANO NACIONAL DAS ARTES – A STRATEGY, A MANIFESTO. With Paulo Pires do Vale, speaker.
– DANÇANDO COM A DIFERENÇA – THE ART OF TRANSFORMING REALITIES. With Diogo Gonçalves, speaker.
17h15 – 17h45 · GET TOGETHER. With Victor Domeque and Niels Righolt. Auditorium 2.
18h30 – 20h00 · OPENING OF EXHIBITION: IRINEU DESTOURELLES – SUBTITULATION. Modern Collection Calouste Gulbenkian Museum – Project Room.