AVEIRO CULTURE & TECH WEEK
8th Conference of the Culture Next Network
From 12th to 14th October, Aveiro 2027 will host the 8th conference of the Culture Next network, which will be attended by former and current candidate cities interested in formally joining a collective project dedicated to strengthening European programmes such as the ECoC and to innovation in cooperation mechanisms between cities and regions, cities and organisations, cities and artists.
The meeting’s programme will focus on the evaluation of the impacts of Culture on the social development of territories, with particular emphasis on the relationship between cultural practices and the improvement of health and well-being of the population.
By hosting this conference, Aveiro 2027 becomes a platform for the sharing of contents, and the networking between teams and experts, namely the New European Bauhaus conference – NEB Goes South, the recently created EIT for Culture & Creativity, the international meeting Tandem Europe, and the MESOC consortium.
Participants will have the opportunity to meet the local cultural community and explore Aveiro Tech Week, through the events:
- TECHDAYS AVEIRO – Building our future, link to the programme
- Innovation prototyping event Aveiro MTF Labs – Ecosystem Living, link to the programme
- Festivals CRIATECH – creativity and digital technology and PRISMA / Art Light Tech.
Plans for the next two years of Culture Next will also be made, its current projects will be discussed and objectives as a lighthouse for cultural policy will be established.
There will be time for informal conversations and also a moment to present each entity and the projects they develop, and those that are – or may come to be – related to the cultural programme of Aveiro 2027.
Culture Next is a network founded in 2017 by ten European cities (including Aveiro) current and former candidates for the title of European Capital of Culture (ECOC) with the mission to support cities in the implementation of culture-led urban development programmes and policies, taking advantage of the experiences, participatory processes and collaborations established during the preparation of the ECOC candidacy.
The following cities will be present: