Logos Ars Baltica und Goethe-Institut Kuva: Goethe-Institut Finnland

TI 29.10.2019, klo 9-16


Salomonkatu 5 B

“Empowering lasting cultural exchange grounded in shared local perspectives”

Are you in the cultural and creative industries and want to learn about community building tools, connecting the SDGs to your everyday cultural practice and take part of a growing Cultural Network! This is your chance!

The Baltic Sea Region is home to a large number of diverse, exciting and challenging cultural and creative initiatives. They are diverse in the sense, that they reflect our modern, international and culturally manifold societies. Exciting in terms of the potential to engage participants, to fascinate them with interesting new perspectives and challenging in the sense, that they constantly want to move forward, challenge established value systems and make progress towards a more equal, tolerant and conscious world we live in.

Join us for inspiring afternoon and discussions about:

Community building in challenging times
Community building is about trashing the comfort of playing with your peers and selling only your successes. In an age where transformation is the name, but status quo is often the game, there is a strong need to improve the impact of common action. What does the map of your actions look like, and how do you bring others in there with you? Build a community that surprises you, challenges you, and carries you further.

Culture as a driving force for Sustainability
In the Baltic 2030 SDG Report, 7 avenues are drawn for the region to improve its sustainable impact. At least three of these depend highly on cultural interventions. Common understanding, collaboration, motivating youth. But maybe the real challenge for culture is to take the goals and become more than human, more than culture, more than good enough. Culture is where ‘the goals’ can finally feel real.


09.00 – 09.30 Arrival of participants
09.30 – 12.00 1st  PART workshop (with coffee breaks)
12.00 – 12.30 Light lunch (served @Goethe-Institut)
12.30 – 16.00 2nd PART workshop (with coffee breaks)
* We strongly recommend to stay for the whole session!

About the hosts

ARS BALTICA - As cultural initiative for international co-operation between cultural practitioners from across the Baltic Sea Region ARS BALTICA facilitates and encourages exchange with the aim to emphasize the importance of culture for our modern societies. Advocating for the significance of arts and culture on the political level and promoting the cultural life around the Baltic Sea is the overarching aim.

Workshop leaders

Oleg Koefoed – PhD, action-philosopher. Founder in 2016 of Growing Pathways, agency for human-nature relations.

Marcus Hagemann – As a cultural ambassador, passionate cellist and cultural manager always believing in the transformative power of music, arts and creativity, Marcus has founded, curated and directed many projects, festivals and formats of international cultural dialogue.

Learn more about the ABCD Creative Dialogue and sign up!

ABCD invitation