Conference on Creative Industries and Urban Development
21st – 22nd of April 2017
Uzhgorod, Ukraine

Conference MISTO! in Uzhgorod is focused on up-to-date topics in culture and creative industries and urban development led by cultural and creative endeavour.

Culture and Creative industries are getting more and more to the center of the general strategies for Cities and their development. Culture production plays important role as competitive advantage for positioning cities as hubs in their regions and countries as well on international level.

Uzhorod with its strategic position on ukrainian western border is the gate to EU and part of the Europe which is seeking new collaborations and partnerships with Ukraine and its cultural, creative and economical potential.

Today more than 50% of world population lives in urban areas and so cities are getting more more into the center of interest. They are key drivers for national economies. Talent and activite of citizens, cultural organisations, free artistic expression and design of public space contribute to better and positive development of the urban areas and so to the overall perfomance of the nations.

Conference MISTO! has ambition to open up discussion and help to empower cultural operators, artists and people in creative industries fullfill their ambitions to contribute to the city development and future.

We would like to challenge the ways how to engage more cultural initiatives into city planning,

We will discuss the possibilities for collaboration and effective communication within the cities culture and creative scene as well as possibility for cross-regional, national or international collaboration

We will challenge the questions of sustainable development, cultural production, and public space design and development. and how to work on this topics together with municipality.

The goal of the workshop is to follow up on the initial discussions in Uzhorod and find the strategic framework for both cultural and urban development of the City.

„Supported by a grant from Norway“, „Co‐financed by the State Budget of the Slovak Republic“ within the Program SK08 Cross-border Collaboration Slovakia – Ukraine: Cooperation across the Border“, the conference is part of the project Družba Slovakia-Ukraine, for more information: www.eeagrants.sk

April, 21st
09:30 – 10:00 registration
10:00 – 10:15 opening, welcome speech
10:15 – 10:45 Osamu Okamura (CZ) – reSITE www.resite.cz
10:45 – 11:05 Michaela Hečková (CZ) – Pianos on the Street, ngo www.piananaulici.cz
11:05 – 11:25 Adam Berka (SK) – MIESTA MESTA
11:25 – 11:45 coffee break
11:45 – 12:05 Yuliya Golodnikova (UA)
12:05 – 12:25 Tetiana Smriha (UA)
12:25 – 12:45 Mišo Hudák (SK) – Východné pobrežie/East Coast, ngo

12:45 – 14:00 lunch
14:00 – 14:20 Barbora Tóthová – Anténa – Network for Independent Culture (SK)
14:20 – 14:40 Róbert Blaško – Stanica Žilina Culture Center (SK)
14:40 – 15:00 Peter Radkoff – Tabačka Kulturfabrik Culture Center (SK)
14:50 – 15:10 Nikolas Bernáth – VUNU Gallery (SK)
15:10 – 15:30 Olena Pravylo (UA)
15:30 – 15:50 Bohdan Shumylovych (UA)
15:50 – 16:10 closing words

April, 22nd
10:00 – 14:00 workshop OUR MISTO!
How municipality, citizens and experts cooperate for better city

If you need help, please contact us on: mirka.vargova@place2016.sk

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