After the storm 2017 has died down, the happy and exhausted team from Nuernberg hang around – we structured us new, made plans and collected our power! Behind the scenes, a publication is in progress, the IFAH welcomes new partners & team members and we have to say thanks to everyone who enriched these days!
Now, the Cultural Typhoon in Europe is searching for his next spot to rise up again!
So here the call!
Where is the Cultural Typhoon in Europe 2018 going to swirl?
1. Call for Organizers/Hosts
The Cultural Typhoon in Europe is going into its third year and we would like to continue the concept of changing venues and organizers. Therefore we are searching for a new local organizing team and venue for 2018.
2. What is the “Cultural Typhoon in Europe” (CTE)?
We were inspired by the Cultural Typhoon (CT), an international conference that unites academics, artists and activists for a few days every year at a different location in Japan. The CTE honours the Cultural Typhoon in Japan and its ideas, yet we do not want to simply copy it, but seek to create something new by swirling in new local (and global) contexts, topics and – most important – people.
3. What could your CTE look like?
The general idea is that the conference provides a platform for young researchers, scholars, artists, activists and students to debate and connect, by discussing the contemporary world with all its social and political problems and phenomena, the cultural and artistic production and the human condition in general.
Every Cultural Typhoon team chooses their own topic and individual focus. For example, the first CTE in Vienna dealt with the “Places and Spaces of Cultural Production in East Asia” while the second CTE in Nurnberg centred around the phrase “Beware, Utopia!” and discussed “Virtual, Actual and Past Visions of Urban Futures”. The Cultural Typhoon in Europe 2018 could have a topic somehow connected to the previous ones, but could also approach something completely new.
3.2. Venue and Conference Format
The size, look and format of the CTE are completely open. It could be a more academic event at a university facility, or anarchistic at a squatted building, or at any other venue that provides space to meet and discuss. A small scale CTE could be a one day event with interested people meeting in a single room, like a workshop. A bigger CTE might take two or three days and could consist of academic presentations, panel discussions, and artistic events or exhibitions. But every form and scale is valid, depending on the organizing team’s vision for the event.
3.3. What do you need?
A place to meet (for one to three days), some (or quite a bit of) spare time in 2018 to communicate and organize, and most important a few nice people, enthusiasm and high spirits.
You like to know more?
You are interested in hosting the CTE in 2018?
Just write us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to share our experience, knowledge and resources with you.