Every week, we showcase a key cultural player in our featured people section; we highlight all the latest news and events in the ECF calendar; and we bring everything together in our Library.
Below is a list of our latest news. To see upcoming events, check our calendar or the dedicated events page.
Before the ECF Princess Margriet Award ceremony on 18 March, special guest Chantal Mouffe, in line with her vision to redefine politics, will engage in a debate on culture, commons and radical democracy with the award winners. Read more about the debate and Chantal Mouffe's work, along with an interview on LSE's EUROPP blog.
As a prelude to the European elections in May 2014, the International Film Festival of Rotterdam (IFFR) put Europe at the heart of its 43rd edition, which took place between 22 January and 2 February 2014. We are happy to share the publication De Groene Rotterdammer, featuring texts in Dutch and in English by Gianfranco Rosi, Peter Sloterdijk, Xiaolu Guo, Joost de Vries, Abdelkader Benali, Rutger Wolfson, Alexandra Zawia, Kees Vendrik.
The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) is one of the most important events in the international film industry. Every year, it welcomes thousands of professionals and film lovers for a week-long programme of film. As a prelude to the European elections in May 2014, IFFR decided to put Europe at the heart of its 43rd edition, which finished earlier this month. We talk to IFFR Director Rutger Wolfson to gather his post-festival views.
Recently at Teatro Valle Occupato in Rome, we spoke with David Harvey about the ECF Princess Margriet Award laureates, Teatro Valle Occupato and Teodor Celakoski and how their cultural activism engages different citizens and communities in reclaiming the public sphere as a space of commons.
The annual conference ‘Cultuur in Beeld’ organised by the Dutch Ministry of Culture took place on Monday 25 November at the Fabrique in Utrecht. The theme for this year was The Power of Culture.
In October 2013, we have organised our first City Talks at De Balie in Amsterdam. This event part of a series that will continue through our 60th Anniversary year in 2014, was focusing on the city of Istanbul. ECF Chair Görgün Taner, Director of İstanbul Kültür Sanat Vakfı, gave us interesting insights about the Istanbul Biennial.
A press conference was held at the Teatro Valle in Rome on 18 September 2013 to present the first foundation for the common good in Italy: Fondazione Teatro Valle Bene Comune – created by the occupants of the Teatro Valle Occupato. Enrica Flores d'Arcais, Head of Business Development and Communications at ECF, spoke during the event.
A press conference was held at the Teatro Valle in Rome this week to present the first foundation for the common good in Italy: Fondazione Teatro Valle Bene Comune – created by the occupants of the Teatro Valle Occupato.