Lampedusa Mirrors: Journal of a Project (2014-15)

Lampedusa Mirrors is a theatre coproduction between Eclosion d’artistes (Tunis) and Teatro dell’Argine (Bologna) that was conceived in the framework of our Tandem Shaml. In 2015, young theatre makers from Tunisia and Italy developed a gripping performance which reflects on life at the island of Lampedusa as a symbolic site of the ongoing migration crisis. You can now read this publication journaling the project.  

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Featured People: Reem Khedr

Reem Khedr took part in the 2015 Idea Camp with an idea called “City Castles / Invisible Shadows”, with which she proposed tackling two challenges: using unused and sometimes decaying buildings as platforms for young artists to practice and perform their art. We took the opportunity to catch up with Reem when she was in Amsterdam in June to take part in a public discussion on How to keep the public space public? In this featured people, Reem tells us about her work in Egypt, on the prototype toolkit for organising community art projects and on her memories on the Idea Camp.

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Media Coverage - Re:Creating Europe

  • De gevolgen van directe democratie worden onderschat (Interview with Ivan Krastev), Janne Chaudron in Trouw, 09/04/2016.
  • Vrijheid, gelijkheid, broederschap? De macht aan het volk? Weinig van terechtgekomen, Thomas Vanheste in De Correspondent, 25/05/2016.
  • Jude Law speelt mee in theatervoorstelling Ivo van Hove in Amsterdam, Hein Janssen in de Volkskrant, 17/05/2016
  • Het populisme groeit, de integratie faalt. Kan cultuur Europa binden?, Roderick Nieuwenhuis in NRC, 26/05/2016
  • Cultuur als Europese Kracht, Daan van Lent in NRC, 26/05/2016
  • 'Kunst kan rol spelen bij politieke verandering in Europa', Michiel Goudswaard in FD, 3/06/2016
  • Koolhaas geeft Europa terug tijdens marathoninterview in De Balie, Kirsten Hannema in de Volkskrant, 3/06/2016
  • nooit meer slapen met o.a. Roy Villevoye, Robby Müller en Daphne Bunskoek, VPRO, 3/06/2016
  • Europa se enfrenta a sus demonios, Borja Hermoso in El País, 3/06/2016
  • Looking to the cultural world to solve Europe’s problems, by Nina Siegal in The International New York Times, 8/06/2016

Report: Boekmanlezing 2016

On 23 June 2016, we have been part of the Boekmanlezing 2016 on the "Cultural Dimension in the City of the Future", a debate and lecture with Hans Mommaas, Karolina Spaic (ZID Theater), Kristian Koreman (Bureau ZUS, Zones Urbaines Sensibles) and Kajsa Ollongren (alderman Amsterdam Municipality, a.o. for Economy and Culture). Read the report (in Dutch). 

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ECF Annual Report

Our 2015 Annual Report is now available. Presenting our vision and projects, figures and forecasts, this report offers clear and concise information about our activities over the past year. You can access a summary online and download the full report and other documents in PDF. You can also browse the reports from previous years in our library.

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ECF participates to the Keti Koti Dialogue Tables in Amsterdam

ECF is happy to have been invited to participate in the programme of the Keti Koti Dialogue Tables taking place in Amsterdam on 29 and 30 June, and preceding Emancipation Day (the end of slavery) celebrated in 1 July in Suriname. Keti Koti means "the chains are cut" in Sranantongo, and this important day has now finally become a more integral part of Dutch society. 

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Featured People: 140journos

Last year, we featured Engin Önder, 2014 Idea Camp participant and R&D Grantee. He told us about the origins of his citizen journalism initiative 140Journos. In this piece, Engin follows-up on our last conversation, highlighting the transformative power of new media, how the network has been growing across the country, the role the R&D grant played in this endeavour and tells us about a new exciting partnership with Twitter. 

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