Culture is what makes men and women human. It is impossible to speak of human development without taking account of culture, in the broad sense. Culture and creativity are the economy of the future: job-creating, non-polluting, limitless and peace-promoting, they make sustainable economic growth possible. The values conveyed by culture are essential for the ‘construction’ and development of men, women and communities. Cultural participation is liberating: it encourages global, social and (...)
This year, culture is being spotlighted in the EDD, and a carefully devised programme awaits visitors. Come and discover culture in all its facets on the 15 & 16th of June 2016 in Tour & Taxis, Brussels.
To access the site and take part in activities, you must register online before the 27th of May 2016 on https://eudevdays.eu/register-anonymous.
The European Commission has requested Africalia to set up a wide-ranging cultural programme which includes exhibitions, performances and the presence of cultural and creative industries (in collaboration with the ACPCultures+ Programme, implemented by the Secretariat of the ACP Group of States and funded by the European Union).
Africalia’s cultural programming revolves around the photography exhibition Congo Eza, the exhibition of Freddy Tsimba’s sculptures, performances by an itinerant storyteller and a stand promoting creativity and innovation through projects, festivals and cultural hubs, among which Design Indaba (South Africa), Kër Thiossane (Senegal), Kuona Trust (Kenya), The Office (Rwanda), Marché des Arts du Spectacle Africain – MASA (Ivory Coast) and Trinidad + Tobago film festival – ttff(Trinidad and Tobago).
Other activities are also proposed by ACPCultures+.
The Africalia / UNESCO Debate « Culture, where art thou? In Search of Culture in the SDGs. From UNESCO Convention 2005 on the Promotion and Protection of Cultural Diversity to UN SDG Agenda 2030. » takes place on Thursday the 16th of June 2016, from 11:00 AM till 12:15 PM at Tours et Taxi (room D6), Brussels.
Stand “Innovative Partnerships for Culture and Sustainable Development”
Africalia teams up with 6 other organisations, all active in the promotion of the role of culture in sustainable development - Culture et Développement, Africalia, Culture 21, BOZAR, Ecdpm, Interarts and More Europe - to set up a stand in the EDD Village on the topic: “Innovative Partnerships for Culture and Sustainable Development”.