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Newsletter 4 2011

Acropolis by night in December 2011



When lights go on at night,

and dreams come out with the moon,

then we hear the cats making love on stairways

and someone next door letting down the shutter -

all signs of what a neighborhood can mean!

Such a locality is like a paint brush going over memories

of past years with more years to come in near future,

and therefore we see kids grow up, others leave

while some old folks disappear forever.

If only this brush of history could soothe

the eyes in search of signs of love.

HF 30.12.2011


Tripod for future research: City, Culture and Sustainability

Poiein kai Prattein shall be conducting research actions around the triple theme of city, sustainability and culture and in so doing is setting up a research network together with:

Anestis D. Mantatzis, Regional and Urban Planning MSc

Rafael Mandujano, Ph.D. about Cultural Cooperation in Border Regions

Kristina Kresztely, Independent Research Consultant in Urban and Cultural Policy

Oleg Koefoed, Action Philosopher

Jan Brüggemeier, Media artist

They shall join Anna Arvanitaki, Hatto Fischer, Charoula Hadjinicolaou and Thomas Economacos as active members of Poiein kai Prattein, a non profit Urban Society.

A first publication is planned around the theme ‘city, culture and sustainability’. It is a follow up to  two conferences which were organized at the beginning of 2011, namely “Kids’ Guernica and the European Capitals of Culture: the cultural dimension of peace” held in Feb. in Gent, Belgium and “Can and do European Capitals of Culture contribute towards a culture of sustainability?” held in May 2011 in Berlin. That was followed by the action on Rhodes to come to terms with 'water / wetland' related issues and the open question of development.

Anna Arvanitaki shall focus primarily on the strand of thought linking efforts to promote and refine urban planning in Greece to the question what positive and practical role can play the administration in terms of regulations and efficiency when it comes to applying legislation?

Hatto Fischer will continue to work together with artists, poets, philosophers and others to maintain the cultural dimension when seeking to comprehend ways to go ahead.

Urban Planning

Anna Arvanitaki has been coordinating in the Greek Ministry for Environment, Energy and Climate Change the Master Plans for five Greek cities: Ioanna, Patras, Larissa, Volos and Iraklion. It is an attempt to link environmental protection and regulation of land use. There are several levels involved, insofar as the overall strategic plan is complemented by studies initiated by local mayors. That means adaptation of any law means multiple interpretations within the regulatory framework. There appeared a comprehensive article in Kathemirini to provide an overview as to what these five Master Plans entail in terms of these five Greek cities.

"Setting city limits for a more sustainable future: Gov’t sees curbing of rampant construction in big urban centers"
by Giorgos Lialios
Kathimerini 14.9.2011


The city perceived by artists -  Franziska von Woyski

Nicolai quarters in Berlin                                                         Franziska von Woyski

The art scene of Berlin

Besides Franziska von Woyski working in Berlin, the young artist Thomas Monses has after ten years in Amsterdam and Japan just moved to that city.

During November 2011 Hatto Fischer together with the artists Jad Salman and Boudewijn Payens visited some of the new art galleries, in order to get a first impression of the art scene in Berlin. Among the many places visited was the Weekend Gallery run by Jacques Naoum. At the end of November, that gallery celebrated 30 years of existence. Amazing and impressive are the new spaces for the arts on Rudi Dutschke / Charlottenstreet (parallel to Friedrichstrasse). This has prompted a special reflection accompanied by images pertaining to the arts as perceivable by digital means.


The changes in the art scene of Berlin 2011-12

There are tremendous changes happening in the art scene of Berlin. This is mainly due to many new art galleries having either moved in or changed location. The use of spaces are altered constantly e.g. the former building of the Tagesspiegel now houses especially in the back court yard a whole range of new galleries. As this does give some inkling as to what the arts entail, a lot has to be said and be explored further. It can start with a visit to the University of the Arts together with artist and former teacher of the school called 'Kunst im Kontext' (art in context), namely Jula Dech. In conversations with both students and professors, it is clear that the path taken by many artists nowadays differs very much from those times when lessons of materials dominated and studio work meant working hard under the guidance of one professor. Today a professor can attract students simply because he has a link to exhibition spaces. Here the well known artist and stage designer Andrej Woron warns that artist should not look for places where they can exhibit their work, but rather they should look at the work itself and above all not be satisfied all too easily with what they have done so far. Since art and value of art on a market as being created in Berlin entails many aspects, this will be an ongoing reflection in an effort to understand as well what has altered in the portrait of a young artist nowadays.


In politics, there are different nuances in need to be observed before understanding what is really going on. One of them is the European level. Here the major decision at the EU summit on Oct. 26th prompted Jorgios Papandreou from Greece to call for a referendum to have what everyone else thought to have been agreed upon already be verified of all people by the people. Unfortunately he withdrew this idea to call for a referendum, and stepped down himself as Prime Minister of Greece. It happened in the wake of all the turmoils he caused by going, in his own words, against all rules or taboos.

More curious at EU Level is the announcement by EU Vice President Neelie Kroes to hire as external advisor Guttenberg who had to resign as Minister of Defense in Germany after he could no longer deny the weight of evidence that he was guilty of massive plagiarism when having attested to his professor that he had written the thesis by himself. Neelie Kroes tried to justify her personal decision by claiming she was hiring not "holy people, but talents". One could agree with her if she would have added a "talent in lying". It puts her strategy "No Disconnect" into a peculiar spot light when she claims Guttenberg could help her protect those who were suffering due to repressive regimes not allowing free access to the Internet. Since the Arabic Spring this has become a springboard for European politics to claim it is on board with the free movements from below.

Naturally there is always another way of knowing what is going on by reading what is written on walls. Especially in the Exarchia area of Athens, the streets near or close to the spot where Alexandros was killed on 6th of December 2008, it is most telling what new graffiti art reflects the moods in the streets. However, unlike the art works along the Berlin wall, here the walls of mainly private houses are claimed to be public spaces to express a certain mood.


Graffiti in Exarchia, Athens: Trumpet Player                             Dec. 2011

The election of Michael D. Higgins as ninth President of Ireland


Michael D. Higgins in Athens 2007   Photo: Kostas Kartelis

Michael D. Higgins - President of Ireland

Michael D. Higgins was elected as 9th President of Ireland on 27th of October. He spoke last in Athens at the ECCM Symposium 'Productivity of Culture' held in conjunction with the Kids' Guernica exhibition at the Zappeion, Megaron in Athens in June 2007. Organized together with Spyros Mercouris and the then still existing network of European Capitals of Culture and Months (ECCM), he gave a remarkable space outlining his thoughts about cultural space and participation. At that time, he gave as well a poetry reading at Athens Centre the evening before the start of the Symposium. He made then the remarkable observation that every poet knows when a poem is 'made'.

In his book, 'Causes for Concern' he makes the prediction that the central figure of the 21st century shall be the 'migrant'. How true this is when everywhere in Europe xenophobic forces are on the rise and Rassist viewpoints assert themselves based on the illusion only 'pure nations' offer a solution. It is an expression of a crisis of humanity when democracy in the full sense of the word, meaning freedom, equality and solidarity is no longer embraced, but exclusive societies deemed to be the answer to economic and financial problems besetting everyone in a global world.

Michael D. Higgins has named 'inspirational logic' the truly universal ethical spirit that can move things and people on.

Causes for Concern -Michael D. Higgins

Official website of President Michael D. Higgins:


Reflections about Havel, the tragic hero of the velvet revolution

The death of Havel illuminates once more what important role language played in making possible the transitions in Eastern European countries from Communism to new forms of democracy. Havel is praised especially for use of language. He was also a direct critic of the big divide between the Haves and Have Nots. He included in his criticism the post 1989 developments, including what formed itself under the Presidency of Klaus.

Still, Havel is also a tragic figure as explained best by Slavoj Zizek:

Does this mean a need to revisit the role literature played in Eastern Europe? Certainly in Hungary, there was Tibor Dery talking about the people being the real 'giants' of which no one should be afraid of. There is the writer looking out of the window in Budapest and knowing with the river still flowing below, that there are ahead bridges to be crossed. When Konrad became President of the Academy of Arts in Berlin, he did a lot to promote the Hungarian spirit in literature. 

The role may have been to keep up a subversive spirit or else to treat life in a light hearted manner as suggested by Kundera's novel "about the lightness of being". Yet doubts are cast about many of these prominent figures just as Paul Celan is supposed to have kept silent about the roles he played in the past. That concerns even more directly Christa Wolf who stayed to be a party member until 1989 and who worked for a brief while for the Stasi. The voice of dissident is, therefore, obscured by who received support from the West, and if so, in what way? 

At the same time, a turning point in Havel's own political orientation came when he reversed the laissez-faire to a criticism of the political economy, insofar as he became critical of those selling Czech companies to foreign investors. It became a slogan of even those linked to him through the writers' club to safeguard the Czech ownership of the weapon factories. If profits are continuing to be made, then it should stay at least in the land. Was this a new kind of Nationalism, and a breach of ethics with regards to the weapons industry? A definite answer was given by Havel who signed a letter written together with other Eastern European leaders in support of Bush's decision to invade Iraq on March 20th, 2003. By coincidence, Havel died on the day the last troops were coming home from Iraq.

HF 18.12.2011


 Political challenges ahead 

The technocratic way of ruling Europe is depriving its cultures of a much needed oxgyen only made available by people being engaged in critical dialogues. That used to be the strength of European cultural diversity. Dialogues would start with a poetic metaphor and then go through various levels - social, political, international, universal - to claim a truth in the name of universal values linked to recognizing the other as a human being. That universality has been put into dispute and with time most of those who had the courage to speak out lost that sense of truth to be understood as a system in need of constant challenge. Instead acquiescence to pragmatic negotiation styles left those with the demand for at the very least consistency out and thus the failure of the system is marked by people no longer able to work through contradictions when coming with solutions. Rather the norm is set by the technological definition of what works. That leaves human commitment far behind current developments, and only heard is the kind of silence Ernst Bloch identified as being very similar to what prevails in cemeteries. 




Man searching in rubbish can

"It should not be forgotten that the most powerful voice in history has always the budget!" - Schumpeter

There are numerous ways of approaching the economic crisis. In dialogue with Louis Baeck, the economic historical perspective is conjoined with a search for non Western references when it comes to understand the impact of globalisation.

There has been a line of thought developed ever since at the Fifth Seminar, 'Cultural actions for Europe' held in Athens 1994 showed a real linkage exists between culture and economy as discussed especially by the 5th workshop. Then, CIED touched upon decision making processes with regards to inward investments and culture acting as a filter for planning adaptations. Through the European Capitals of Culture, the value of culture to the economy of a city became a dominant theme. It was taken up by the KEA study published by the European Commission in 2007 about the value culture has for the economy. Out of this grew the notion of the cultural and creative industries. It was both adopted as a major program point by Ruhr 2010 due to the work by Bernd Fesel and at European level became one of the three Platforms to help structure the European Commission its dialogue with civil society while advising the Council of Ministers. In between there took place the ECCM Symposium 'Productivity of Culture' in Athens 2007 where the session on culture and economy had Hatto Fischer reflecting about "the cultural economy in the making".

But now that the crisis has hit since 2008 the European market, cities, regions and member states are faced with the difficulties on how to reduce the state deficit while not pushing the economy with all the austerity measures into ever bigger forms of recessions.

The European Commission declared 2010 as the year to combat poverty and social exclusion, but in reality the vision for 2020 promises to produce more 'poverty of experience' as the downside of an envisioned 'economy of experience'. Most telling about this trend towards ever more technically induced experiences is that while the success of this story may be undisputable - see the claims by Neelie Kroes as to how many jobs and income shall be generated by an Internet based open data system - it is not reflective enough of how people wish to live and envision a happy life on this planet earth.

In search of a solution, these different strands of discussions and papers developed in the past may amount to a practical agenda in the making (2011 - 2012). Michael D. Higgins has consistently outlined such an agenda ever since meeting him at the first CIED conference held in Galway 1997.

See also

Treatise about economic theory

Poverty of Experience by Hatto Fischer

and in relation to Greece
Diary of a crisis


European Union related activities in 2011- 12


Platform for Intercultural Europe

Poiein kai Prattein is a member of the Platform for Intercultural Europe which emerged out of the Rainbow coalition discussion about intercultural dialogue as possible tool for further cultural integration in Europe. The concept intercultural dialogue deserves specific intention as it entails both the dimension of dialogue and the 'soft power' the European Union advocates as policy tool in international affairs. It comes hardly as a surprise that this concept has to be taken beyond its epistemological unclarity (see here the criticism by Frederique Chabaud and a reply by Hatto Fischer) and put into much greater alignment with cultural diversity and modern means of communication.

Platform for Intercultural Europe

The Platform for Intercultural Europe has focused primarily on migrant /immigrant related issues as it is considered to be a test case of Europe's capacity to integrate people from different cultural backgrounds. There are many different levels to integration, the difference of being a society with open or closed doors just one aspect of it. In terms of culture, it has been said in a report about UK museums and cultural institutions in 2005, that too few of them have a staff which reflects the composition of the diverse population existing in every city. There are missing the artefacts of the various communities making their own creative contributions, and even if museums have collected some of them, they lack the experts who could interpret them and tell their story. All of this can be linked to the crucial importance of such narratives being told which reflect all integration efforts to strengthen and to retain social and economic cohesion. The holding together of society is a matter of being out bounded and therefore open to many new possibilities to develop together.

In Athens, Greece work all migrant groups face difficulties of integration. Especially in a crisis like this one, immigrants must make tremendous efforts to have their Rights be respected. As this can be done only in co-operation with Greek, EU and international citizens, communication linkages needed to created in order to prevent exclusion and discrimination. These two are more often linked to misunderstandings and fear of the other(s). It is important to attain Rights for all, Greek citizens and the socalled foreigners. It has always been the credo of the Polis in Ancient Greece that no judge should treat a foreigner different from a citizen of the Polis. This demand for equality in front of the common law should be a shared constitutional principles everywhere in the world. Only that can ensure a sound base for a common life to be shared.

For further information about the work of the Platform of Intercultural Europe see:


EU Cultural Policy - Cultural Forum 2011

On Oct. 20 - 21 the Cultural Forum was organised by the European Commission in Brussels and held in the Flagey building at Place Sainte Croix.


See official website for more information:



Information session during Cultural Forum about the Council Work Plan for Culture 2011 - 2014 - Open Method of Coordination

The Cultural Forum depicts a new need to evaluate EU Cultural Policy.  The latter is guided very much by the EU 2020 vision and the new Regio  Policy orientation. Nevertheless in light of especially the crisis in  Greece, the policy making in Brussels appears to be based unfortunately  on assumptions far removed from reality. Most interesting is the finding  by Secco from Milano that in countries like Greece and other  Mediterranean ones cultural participation appears to be very low and  therefore not a high level of innovation can be achieved.
For report about the Cultural Forum 2011, see:
Comments on the presentations by Hatto Fischer

EU Youth Project: Nation and Identity

A project for young people from Poland, Germany, Austria, Greece and Italy

40 people at the age of 20 to 27 try to discover and define what notions of nation and patriotism mean nowadays for young generation. How much does nationality influence our identity? How can we define the patriotism of today without falling into the trap of nationalism?

Two workshops are planned:

Meeting I: Nation and Identity: Define, Debate, Understand

Krzyżowa (Poland): 23.- 29.02.212

Meeting II: Nation and Identity: Conclude and Spread the Word

Padua (Italy): 11.-17.6.2012

8 young people can apply to join the two workshops (100 Euro participation fee and 75% coverage of travel costs; accommodation and food is provided).
Application should include:
  1. CV
  2. filled out form - see application
  3. a short essay explaining why this topic is considered of importance (in English language)
 Call for Applications

Coordination of the youth delegation from Greece: Poiein kai Prattein

Coordination of entire project:

Joanna Szaflik
Kreisau-Initiative Berlin e.V.




European Capitals of Culture


The University Network of European Capitals of Culture held their conference in Antwerp, Oct. 27 - 28, 2011, that is in the immediate aftermath to the crisis session in Brussels to decide about the situation in Greece, Italy and throughout Europe. At the conference Hatto Fischer made a presentation about 'crisis in culture - crisis in the project of European Capitals of Culture'.


After having organized on Sept. 24, 2011: A poem of the other - contribution to World Poetry Movement Day 24th of September 2011, and this in conjunction with the World Poetry Movement Day which was organised world wide (see www.wpm2011.org), a delegation of the World Poetry Movement shall go to Brussels in March 2012 to meet European Commissioner for Culture and Education, Ms. Vassiliou as well as members of the European Parliament. There will be held as well a Poetry Reading in Brussels on the evening of March 27, 2012.

The 22nd Medelling International Poetry Festival in Colombia shall take place June 23 to 30, 2013
Program Coordinator: Luis Eduardo Rendon

See 'ars poetica' by Hatto Fischer and the Alfabeta of World Poetry Movement


The death of Christa Wolf has prompted various reactions, some very critical of the path she took, others more understanding as to what she believed in, and expressed through her novels like 'Cassandra' and 'Kein Ort. Nirgends'.


'IMPERISHABLE WATER and the open question of development'


Haroula Hadijnicolaou curated on behalf of Poiein kai Prattein an action to the theme of 'imperishable water and the open question of development' on Rhodes from May 29 until June 4th.

"'Homage' to the plastic bottle" by Hatto Fischer
As part of the preparation for the catalogue to be published in 2012, certain artistic activities link up with the importance of ritualized behavior towards nature. Implied is an overall tendency to sacrifice nature for the sake of development. Roads, dams and new hotels are constructed and therefore alter the surface waters as it has become known by the EU water directive. Here a lot more needs to be done in terms of water management while safeguarding the wetlands and rivers. The action undertaken on Rhodes under the auspices of curator Charoula Hadijnicolaou has left an imprint of having entered a new biotope of ideas.


Since 2005 Poiein kai Prattein has become involved in Kids' Guernica related activities to promote cultural actions based on a collaborative learning process.

The house depicted as logos can be found in the Kids' Guernica mural called ‘The War is Over’. It was the first contribution of Poiein kai Prattein to Kids’ Guernica when celebrating its 10th Anniversary in Ubud, Bali 2005. There followed exhibitions in Crete and Chios, and October 2007 in Athens. The latter exhibition was linked with the ECCM Symposium 'Productivity of Culture'. The recommendation was made then Kids' Guernica should be linked to every city which becomes European Capital of Culture see Wroclaw 2016 in Poland, and furthermore San Sebastian 2016. The latest action of Kids' Guernica in Europe has been in Tübingen, Germany while actions continue in Japan, Haiti, Israel and Togo in Africa.



Kids' Guernica started in Japan in 1995 in response to Nagasaki and Hiroshima. The idea is very simple: children, youth and even adults can paint together their message of peace on a canvas having the same size as Picasso's Guernica (7,8 x 3,5 m)

More information can be obtained on the webpages of Poiein kai Prattein and at the international website: www.kids-guernica.org

Kids' Guernica Actions in Japan since 11th of March 2011


The Kids' Guernica mural of Sendai Feb. 2011

Haiti and Japan conjoined when children affected by the earthquake in Haiti started to paint a mural and then send it half completed to Japan where children traumatized by events unfolding since March 11th, 2011 completed this canvas.
For further news of developments in in Japan see from Sendai to Fukushima

Prof. Abe has initiated in the peace oasis in Israel a new mural painted by Israeli and Palestinian children. The mural shall be exhibited in Nagasaki in 2012.

Kids' Guernica action in Europe

Youth Festival in Tübingen and Kids' Guernica in Tübingen, Germany was coordinated by Ines Dulay-Winkler and took place July 15 - 17, 2011.

For video documentation see


Gabriele Ines Dulay-Winkler

Kunst Projekte Coaching

Gartenstraße 37 / 1

D - 72074 Tübingen

0049 / 07071 / 25 33 44

0173 / 8306265



Planned Kids' Guernica action in 2012 - Egypt and in Togo, Africa


Children at Kakadu school in Togo           Photo by Christa Kleinbub

Ines Dulay-Winkler together with Hatto Fischer are organizing a youth delegation to travel to Egypt in June 2012, while Christa Kleinbub at her school in Mannheim is collecting funds in support of a Kids' Guernica action in Togo, Africa.

As to ongoing efforts to bring together and to sustain activities of Kids' Guernica, and this in conjunction with what Takuya Kaneda and the international committee of Kids' Guernica, there is needed further clarification about future organisational structures and strategies. One expression of this can be the Memorandum of Understanding of Kids' Guernica (draft July 2011)

The tragic event in Norway - declaration by Kids' Guernica, July 2011
What happened in Oslo has sent shock waves throughout Europe and the world. While a lot of focus is being placed on failed integration policies, it should be recalled what Adorno and Horkheimer said already in 1944, that is one year before the end of Second World War, namely that 'even once Fascism has been defeated, still there will have to be dealt with the xenobic forces'. To understand the tragic event in Norway, there has to be added to the declaration the Enzensberger's thesis about the 'radical loser' and the wisdom by the Irish poet Brendan Kennelly who said in the introduction to his epic poem JUDAS, that 'the most difficult thing to unlearn is learned hatred!

In Response to the tragic event in Norway - declaration by Kids' Guernica


Looking back at 2011

Feb. 15 - 16 'Culture in Motion' EU conference about future cultural programs

Feb. 18 "Kids' Guernica and European Capitals of Culture: the cultural dimension of peace" conference in Gent, Belgium

March 2 - Public consultation of ECoC in Brussels

March 21 - World Day of Poetry with Alexia Amvrasi at FM 104,4 the Municipal Radio Station of Athens

May 16 - 17 Discussion in Berlin: "European Capitals of Culture and the Sustainability Question"

May 24 - 25 Platform for Intercultural Europe - Annual European Forum in Brussels with programme on 'Interculture. Enabling and Nourishing Dialogue', see http://www.intercultural-europe.org/

May - June Kids' Guernica action in cities striving to become European Capitals of Culture:

In Spain San Sebastian 2016 (see http://beatrizchurruca.blogspot.com/2011/06/la-aspiradora-magica-de-la-paz_17.html) and Burgos 2016

while in Poland Wroclaw 2016 there took place an action in May, that is prior to Wroclaw being selected in June to be European Capital of Culture in 2016. See http://www.wro2016.pl/czytaj/kids-guernica-1/

May 28 - June 5 - Cultural action on Rhodes under the theme of 'imperishable water' or «τ' άφθαρτα νερά* και η προβληματική της ανάπτυξης»

with Haroula Hadjinicolaou curator and organised by Poiein kai Prattein.

For photos of the action taken by Maria Bakari, see


July 15 - 17 Kids' Guernica at the Youth Festival in Tuebingen, Germany. See also the trailer at    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=397l5joHbGs

July 22 - the bombing and shooting in Oslo leaves especially children and youth in shock, see response by Kids' Guernica

Sept. 8 International Literarcy Day - this important criterion can be a partial answer to 'poverty of experience' but it still holds that few people are taught to read and to decode images and symbols used by media in the digital age. As a matter of fact, the literarcy gap remains as a major obstacle in all developments towards democracy. It is said that 780 million of the world's adults (nearly two thirds of them women) do not know how to read and write, while 94 to 115 million children lack access to education.

Sept.8 - 11 Cultural Congress to be held in Wroclaw, during the Polish EU Presidency:,http://www.culturecongress.eu/en

Sept.23 - 25  in Germany (near OIdenburg), the Cultura 21 Forum, will be hosted by the ecological artist Insa Winkler, and will include several workshops and talks, including Shelly Sacks and Hildegard Kurt with the "University of the Trees". More information can be obtained at

www.cultura21.net (online registration required!)

Sept. 24 World Poetry Movement Day www.wpm2011.org

Oct. 5 - 7  World Summit on Arts and Culture in Melbourne, Australia:  www.artsummit.org

Oct. 13 Dance innovation with Ingrid Kristensen: "præmiere på El eco del Carlito på Fyns Kunstmuseum samt det tredje innovationsrådsmøde."


Oct. 20 - 21 Cultural Forum organised by the European Commission in Brussels. For more information see


October 27- 28  The 5th General Assembly of University Network of European Capitals of Culture in Antwerp will be hosted by Lessius University College and title of the conference is "Culture in/and Crisis’.

For further information go to the website of the University Network of the European Capitals of Culture: www.uneecc.org

Dec. 14 - 14, Emergence [at times of emergency] _ The Athens Paradigm

organized by TREE within the ECOWEEK workshop program.

See link: http://ecoweek.netfirms.com/ecoweek/files/2011/files/workshops_athens/w6_anastasopoulos_Emergence.pdf

At the TREE blog there will be directions, daily schedule, last minute changes, details, bibliography, etc.

Τhis workshop sets out with the premise that there is no such thing as sustainable architecture without sustainable communities.

Nicholas Anastasopoulos
8, Mikromanis st., 11523
2106980178 | 6977743443


Looking ahead for 2012

European project 'Identity and Nation' coordinated by Kreisau Initiative

12 - 14.1.2012 Preparatory meeting of European Youth project 'Identity and Nation' coordinated by the Kreisau Initiative to be held in Berlin with 2 workshops to follow: 1st seminar in Krzyzowa, Poland 23-29.2.2012 and 2nd seminar in Padua, Italy (11 - 17.6.2012)

February 22 - 25  College Art Association, with the support of Getty Foundation, shall host international art historians at the CAA Centennial Conference in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Convention Center.

March 21 Day of poetry organized by World Poetry Movement in Paris together with UNESCO

March 24 - 27 World Poetry Movement delegation in Brussels

April 16 - 17 Conference in Paris - Marne-la-Vallee about "Building the urban future and Transit Orientated Development / rail and other modes, connecting with urban and regional development": http://www.aesop-planning.eu/news/en_GB/2011/09/14/readabout/call-for-abstract-building-the-urban-future-and-transit-oriented-development-rail-and-other-modes-connecting-with-urban-and-regional-development

April 19 - 21 Conference on 'History, Memory, Performance' organized by the Department of Theatre, University of Ottawa and the Carleton Centre for Public History, Carleton University.
This bilingual, international conference explores themes relating to history, memory and performance and will generate discussions about how historical meaning is created in the theatre and how theatrical performances shape our understanding of the past.

June 23 - 29 International Poetry Festival in Medellin, Colombia and organized by World Poetry Movement. Fernando Rendon as coordinator.

Hatto Fischer

Athens 19.12.2011

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