Flâneur - New urban narratives

Next Level Projects

Cooperation Projects

England

2015

Total project grant (euros)

€541,097

Percentage of budget funded

49.99%

Programme

Creative Europe

Sub-programme

Culture

Call number

EACEA 32/2014

Project date

16 Mar 2015 - 17 Mar 2017

Number of partners in project

12

Lead organisation

Procur.arte é uma Associação Cultural e Social, Portugal

Partners

PhotoIreland Festival, Ireland;

ISSP, Latvia;

ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal;

Fundacja Edukacji Wizualnej, Poland;

OSTV LDA/Canal180, Portugal;

Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal;

Next Level Projects, UK;

Cap Magellan, France;

On the Move, Italy;

Derby Quad, UK

Flâneur is a European art project that encourages photographers to work the urban territory with a new approach to enable a fresh look on the dynamics of European cities and their geographic and social landscapes. The project will explore the idea of the “flâneur”, in a European daily reality. More than “clichés”, the project seeks what is not obvious in the city, which is underneath the evidence, searching a different way to understand the urban space and its singularities.

The work is exhibited in 9 cities, in different contexts and realities, and will document cultural diversity as a key element of European cities and the importance of the contributions of this diversity for a common cultural identity. It will promote multiculturalism and interculturalism collaboration, and it aims to make public engagement as a priority. Flâneur encourages the dialogues between literature and photography and between different points of view of the territory. The dialogue between artistic fields is also emphasised, putting visual artist working together with writers on a principle of creative collaboration.

The work produced in the project framework is presented in the public space of the cities, focus in its socio-cultural dimension: a place where people relate with each other, a space of identification, of urban animation and community expression. The project is based on a network of festivals and cultural programmers and will be the catalyst for the initiation of a new European cultural network, with photo festivals, museums, universities and organizations that will promote, research, participate and develop actions under this framework. It will involve 14 partners, 10 european countries and run for two years. During this period, the project will organise:

  • 12 exhibitions
  • 1 conference
  • 10 talks/seminars
  • 30 artistic residences
  • 9 master classes
  • 20 workshops
  • 1 portfolio review
  • 1 creative camp
  • 1 summer school
  • 9 Les Cahiers du Flâneur
  • 1 catalogue
  • 1 next level special edition
  • 1 documentary

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