FORUM ON EUROPEAN CULTURE
An initiative by DutchCulture & De Balie

We, the People of Europe

In recent years we have witnessed the rise of many civil movements in Europe, ones that circumvent conventional politics. Are these movements capable of transforming the people of Europe into Europeans? And what can culture contribute to the conversation?

NWS Jonas Staal
Thu, 02 Jun • 16:30
De Balie - Grote Zaal

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In recent years we have witnessed the rise of many civil movements in Europe, ones that circumvent conventional politics. Can these movements collaborate and offer a real alternative to the conventional European project we all know? And what can culture contribute to the conversation?

Our task is not to make art in the world as it exists; our task is to make a world.’

– Jonas Staal, artist and founder New World Summit

The concept of ‘Europe’ is no longer rooted in culture or society, and for a while now, the people of Europe feel no connection to the denominator ‘European’. According to artist and activist Jonas Staal Europe is above all witnessing a ‘crisis of imagination’. Europe is in need for real imaginable alternatives to the existing order. During “Re:Creating Europe” he will present for the first time his project “New Unions” in which he will offer several radical European alternatives to the public and several vanguards of European civil movements. Can these movements collaborate and offer a real alternative to the conventional European project we all know? And what can culture contribute to the conversation?

Join the discussion during the Re:Creating Europe civilian parliament. A conversation with several inspiring vanguards of European civil movements including:

Jonas Staal, artist and founder of the New World Summit: an artistic and political organization that develops parliaments for stateless and blacklisted organizations all over the world.

Slawomir Sierakowski, leader of Krytyka Polityczna, Eastern Europe’s largest network of institutions and activists.

Costas Lapavitsas, professor of economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies and former member of Parliament with Syriza (2015)

Angela Richter, German theatre director and writer and a member of the Diem25 movement, launched in 2016.

Chris Keulemans will moderate this programme.

This programme will be in English.