Following on from receiving the ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture, Madrid-based Medialab-Prado are hosting two residencies this month for ECF’s R&D grantees, Nicolai Chirnev and Laura Popplow. Nicolai travels from his home Chisinau in mid-April until the beginning of May to work on the theory around his project, ‘Summer Cinema', while Laura will take up her residency at the end of April until mid-May when she will be exploring how to co-create the city with the emergency of the refugee crisis as a starting point for a more participatory city planning.

Read more about Nicolai and Laura's ideas in our Featured People, including two short video interviews.

Together with Doc Next Network, Netwerk Democratie has developed a series of film screenings on a variety of themes. During each event we will show you a selection of short documentaries within one of these themes, followed by a discussion. Our first event took place on 28 AprilRemapping Europe – migrant’s perspectives and superdiversity

Also join us on 29 April at the opening of Framer Framed/Beeld voor Beeld Festival for the Live cinema performance €urovisions by European Souvenirs, portraying migrants chasing a European dream and looking at the way they are represented in the media. Both events are in Amsterdam and entrance is free.

  

from our library

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ARTICLE - Striking at the heart of communities – UK public libraries in crisis. Nicky Crabb, Senior Associate at Apples and Snakes, has received an ECF R&D grant following the Idea Camp 2014, towards their Library Takeover programme; a bespoke training programme for library staff and young people in two different London boroughs. Nicky tells us more about the essential community role of libraries. Read her piece in our Library