SYNERGIZE! Culture in Democratic Action: The Socio-Political Impact of International Networks and Cultural Relations


Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019, 10:00 – 18:00
tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf

What is the impact of international cultural relations on a democratic coexistence? Within these relations, how important is the personal encounter? And how can we expand intercultural networks, making them possible for everyone?

In our times, global diversity is becoming more and more visible and accessible through the internet, digital technologies and expanding infrastructures. On the other hand, tendencies of exclusion, polarization and censorship are radically increasing. It seems more important than ever for art and culture to reinforce pluriversality and to self-empower.

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the International Visitors Programme, alumni of the programme from all over the world and several cultural partners from North Rhine-Westphalia come together to share their experiences and perspectives within the one-day-conference through keynotes, panel discussions, workshops and the exchange beyond.

For those who are are not able to attend the conference in person, we provide a live streaming and the opportunity to participate in the discussions through online comments under #Synergize.