Beyond 2019: Quo vadis capital of culture?
About the future of the Capital of Culture
- Series: Ökonomie
The European Union stands at the crossroads of one of its most prestigious politico-cultural instruments. It has trouble giving a statement whether the format "capital of culture" will have a future. What is missing are clear terms and the courage to reflect on the experiences that were made.
What will happen to the capital of culture after 2020? Within the framework of Les Rencontres, 2010LAB.tv spoke to experts in Clichy-La-Garenne. Is the instrument of the European Union intended to live on? Brussels receives reports but there is no sign of a constructive debate with cultural managers and city planners, title-bearing cities or hopeful aspirants at the moment. We face the danger that Brussels does not use their wealth of experience to be in a good position for the time after 2020. What is the European idea of a future city?
Need for discussion
Odile Wolfs, head of the Dutch Cultural Council of Limburg, misses the debate on the exchange with the capitals of culture in Brussels.
Will this discussion take place or is the model going to be discontinued? Rainer Kern, representative of the mayor of the city of Mannheim talks about the ration city - region. By allocating three regional characteristics to the city, he promotes the call for a criteria catalogue for future bids. Mannheim applied to become capital of culture 2020.