The Visual Culture Research Center is one of two ground-breaking cultural initiatives in Europe to be selected for the 2015 Princess Margriet Award for Culture.

The Visual Culture Research Center was founded in the Ukraine capital of Kiev in 2008 as a platform for collaboration between academics, artists and activists. It is making an unprecedented contribution to the regional cultural debate at a time of enormous political and economic upheaval. Read our feature length overview

On Tuesday 31 March 2015, ECF examines the role of culture in Europe through a series of events, with the presentation of the 2015 ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture honouring Athens Biennale (GR) and the Visual Culture Research Center (UA) at its centre. In addition, on 1 April, we present in partnership with KU Leuven a lecture by Massimiliano Mollona

We also launched Radical Agoras, a new lab that’s part of our ECF Labs, which aims to understand the cultural and political contexts in which our laureates work.  

from our library

BOOK - The book No Culture, No Europe: On the Foundations of Politics, edited by Pascal Gielen brings together contributions by an interdisciplinary group of theorists and scientists who argue that the European Union’s lack of attention towards culture is the main cause of the today’s political and economic crises. 

What would happen if culture succeeded in giving the European project a completely different meaning or sense? Learn more about the book, which will be launched in Brussels on 31 March.