Year

2015

Summary

Flâneur - New Urban Narratives is a network project based on an international partnership of some 20 organisations from 11 different countries. Its main purpose is to carry out artistic interventions in public spaces through contemporary photography.

Lead Partner

Procurarte associacao Cultural e Socil (PT)

Co-Partner(s)

Cap Magellan (FR); Derby QUAD (UK); Faculdade de Ciencias Sociais e Humanas da Universisade Nova de Lisboa (PT); Fundacja Edukacji Wizualnej (PL); Instituto Universitario de Lisboa (PT); ISSP (LV); Lluerni, Associacio Cultural (ES); Next Level Projects (UK); ON THE MOVE (IT); OSTV Lda (PT); PhotoIreland Festival (IE); Triennale der Photographie Hamburg (DE); Vsl Sviesos rastas (LT).

Funding Strand

Larger Scale Cooperation Projects

Community Grant

€541,097

Description

Flâneur - New Urban Narratives is a network project based on an international partnership of some 20 organisations from 11 different countries. Its main purpose is to carry out artistic interventions in public spaces through contemporary photography. The Project encourages artists to create new interpretations of the urban terrain, having the concept of flâneur as a starting point and considering the physical context of the city as a social kaleidoscope in constant evolution. Besides the art projects and interventions in the public space, Flâneur is comprised of several other dimensions brought to light in workshops, masterclasses, artistic residences, creative camps and conferences – initiatives intended to foster a critical analysis of contemporary photography and contribute to a discussion about the public space as a social territory.

Testimonial from Irish Partner

Throughout The Flâneur project, PhotoIreland Festival enjoyed the opportunity to work together with a number of great organisations and individuals from all around Europe. For our small festival, this opportunity was quite unique, far reaching and engaging. We established great bonds with all involved, expanding our network. The main organisation behind the project, the Lisbonite Procur.Arte, constantly proved their professionalism, and I doubt the project would have happened without them.

Our part of the project was a fantastic experience: the outdoors installation in Smithfield Square really activated the space, bringing people from all over town to see it. It brought a buzz into the neighborhood, giving the chance to locals and visitors alike to discover contemporary photography in a more interesting way. The structure became part of the locals everyday routine, using its pathway on the way to work and back, and hanging around with friends in the lit cubes at night. It was certainly one of the most playful ways to deliver cultural content we have ever worked on!"

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