If Cities Ruled Europe

01 juni 2016
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Can Europe’s future be found in the culture of the European city? June 1st, 8pm at het Concertgebouw, Kleine zaal, Benjamin Barber, Ritva Viljanen and Justine Simons will debate on the role of the cultural city with Benjamin Barber and Deputy Mayors for Arts and Culture from various European countries as part of Re:Creating Europe.

‘Cities are the future’, writes world-renowned political scientist Benjamin Barber, author of the influential work, If Mayors Ruled the World. Cities are defined by a metropolitan culture that exceeds borders. Are European cities able to withstand the identity crises and rising nationalism that seem to be on a steady rise? And how does culture factor into this dynamic? Why, if at all, focus on the culture of European cities in our journey towards a shared European culture and identity?

Benjamin Barber and various Deputy Mayors for Arts and Culture including Ritva Viljanen (Helsinki), and Head of Culture for the Mayor of London Justine Simons, will enter in conversation on the importance and the value of the cultural European city.

The Dutch singer Wende will add colour to this special evening with a variety of European songs.

This programme will be moderated by Daphne Bunskoek.

This programme will be in English.

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MINDBOOKSATH : athenaeum