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Here and Now: A creative vision for Europe

Event date
10 October 2018 (7pm)
Here and Now: A creative vision for Europe

Here and Now: A creative vision for Europe brings Srećko Horvat, Danae Stratou, Bobby Gillespie, Rosemary Bechler, Aurélie Filippetti and Yanis Varoufakis, together at the Platform Theatre, Central Saint Martins to consider the role of culture in the fight for the future of Europe. 


A culture war is underway in Europe – not between the ‘anywheres’ and the ‘nowheres’, but between those who use culture to divide – by class, by race, by nation – and those who use it to connect and include. This war is not based in Parliament – but on the street, in our homes, and across the web. If these conflicts present real dangers, they also present opportunities to reach people that have disconnected from traditional forms of politics – and to hear their voices in response. With a range of performance, presentation, and discussion, the event will invite citizens to help shape a new politics of culture – in Europe and beyond. 


The event is being held by DiEM Voice, the arts platform that exists within the pan European movement DiEM25 (Democracy in Europe Movement 2025) and is dedicated to developing a new vision for culture in Europe, and is supported by Creative Unions, an initiative of Central Saint Martins and other colleges of University of the Arts London, supporting artistic collaboration across borders. 


Full price: £12
Concessions and UAL staff: £8
UAL students: £5
Visit CSM Ticketing to book. 


Open call: participate with one word | duration: 1 September - 1 October 2018
Send us the one word that best expresses that which currently: 

  • Frightens or threatens you the most 
  • You believe is in urgent need of protection 
Visit to submit your word. 

The words gathered through this call will be used by visual artist Danae Stratou in the creation of an art video to be presented at Here and Now: A creative vision for Europe

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