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Adolf Winkelmann's film installation "Flying Pictures" lights up the U-tower: the picture clock on the roof top runs daily from 6:00 in the morning to midnight. Every day has its own motif. In the time from midnight to 6:00 in the morning the picture clock shows the real time. The installation can be seen not only in Dortmund, but throughout the world via webcam.  >> MORE

That was FAR14

FAR14 beyond a conference – that’s what Forum d’Avignon Ruhr 2014 was: a place of debate, a showcase and a research platform for culture and the creative industries; meeting point for networkers from Bochum to Bilbao and venue of the 2nd N.I.C.E. Award for cultural innovations. The documentation on FAR14 will be published in autumn. Click here for a review including video clips, photos and interviews of the 3rd Forum d’Avignon Ruhr.

The prize is N.I.C.E!

At the 3rd Forum d'Avignon Ruhr, a special prize was awarded: the N.I.C.E. Award. Watch these interviews at LABKULTUR.TV and get to know the winners and nominees: The Real Life in the Wrong One (1st place) +++ Conexiones Improbables +++ Unperfekthaus (2nd place) +++ URBANAUTS (3rd place) +++ MainSide +++ Stone With Full Equipment +++ [ID]factory +++ Kasárne/Culture Park +++ Beautiful Trouble +++ Kitev

LABKULTUR.TV

LABKULTUR.TV monitors, accompanies and promotes the change from the industrial to the information society in the Ruhr region and European partner cities. LABKULTUR.TV is web TV and blog forum and was conceived as a European portal for the cultural and creative industries. Authors from LAB's partner cities London, Rotterdam, Barcelona, Istanbul and Košice report on changing cultures. www.labkultur.tv

ROOM FOR IDEAS

Be it industrial heritage, hidden backyards or a modern ambience: the Ruhr region offers enough room for development and inspiration. The project Creative.Quarters and its diverse service portal as well as its free of charge real estate database aim at presenting space utilisation concepts for the creative use of locations to work or even live in.  >> MORE

N.I.C.E.

In the course of their EU strategy, ecce and their partners in the Ruhr area and from other European countries created the Network for Innovations in Culture and Creativity in Europe (N.I.C.E.). Their common goal is to pool regional and European partnerships so as to promote innovative projects of cultural and creative industries. One of the first measures of N.I.C.E. was the establishment of the European Innovation Award for Culture, the N.I.C.E. Award

My story for europe

In 2013, the Institute of German Cultural Studies at the Ruhr University in Bochum has invited 15 young European academics to the Ruhr area. The project “My story for Europe“ is a counterweight to the current reactivation of national concepts of enemies and stereotypes – it focuses on the power of dialogue in times of crisis. LABKULTUR cooperates on the project and interviewed the participants. >> Read more about ecce and Europe

Apply now: workshop art in the economy

Artistic practice and entrepreneurship are not that different sometimes: innovations in the world of trade and art are based on the principle of ... >> READ MORE

Apply now: workshop art in the economy

Artistic practice and entrepreneurship are not that different sometimes: innovations in the world of trade and art are based on the principle of “creative destruction”, and successful examples attest to fruitful interaction between the economy and art. For the pilot project "Art in the Economy!" ecce now brings an approach to the Ruhr region which has already proven itself in Europe: In September, artists and business experts will test innovative encounters between art and the economy. On 2 September, a workshop on the cooperation between art and businesses will take place, held by Pia Areblad from TILLT, an agency specialised in artistic interventions. Artists from Germany who are interested in the workshop can apply until 10 August. >>MORE

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Competition: 22nd blicke film festival seeks short films

One second can change your life. 20 seconds can tell a whole story. And that’s something to be excited about at the 22nd blicke film festival: in ... >> READ MORE

Competition: 22nd blicke film festival seeks short films

One second can change your life. 20 seconds can tell a whole story. And that’s something to be excited about at the 22nd blicke film festival: in cooperation with LABKULTUR.TV the festival launches a special competition for short films.
The motto: “What’s it like here? 21+1”. Filmmakers who were born and live in the Ruhr area are asked to submit their videos. The only requirement: the recordings may not be longer than 22 seconds. The videos will be shown in the KUNST.LABOR at LABKULTUR.TV and on the website of the blicke film festival. A jury will choose ten clips that will be screened at the festival. The two clips with the most audience votes will receive 500 euros each, sponsored by cooperation partner do21.tv. The jury will evaluate everything the cinematic toolbox has to offer: from animations to experimental works – the deadline for entries is 8 September 2014. >> MORE

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Forum d'Avignon Ruhr 2014: Culture Lab in Europe

Innovation is Passion: The name said it all at the 3rd Forum d'Avignon Ruhr (#FAR14) in the Creative.Quarter City Nord.Essen, host for about 200 ... >> READ MORE

Forum d'Avignon Ruhr 2014: Culture Lab in Europe

Innovation is Passion: The name said it all at the 3rd Forum d'Avignon Ruhr (#FAR14) in the Creative.Quarter City Nord.Essen, host for about 200 guests from the Ruhr region, Germany and Europe. This year, the Forum d'Avignon Ruhr was accompanied by five workshops and network meetings, a formal opening dinner and the exhibition of the nominees of the N.I.C.E. Award, the European award for cultural innovations. The comprehensive programme included many contributions on the origin, development and evaluability of passion as a core competence, which is as important for art and culture as it is for social change and economic innovations. A highlight of the Forum d'Avignon 2014 was the presentation of the N.I.C.E. Award to four innovative cultural initiatives: The Real Life in the Wrong One from Berlin, the Unperfekthaus in Essen and Conexiones Improbables from Bilbao and URBANAUTS Street Loft from Vienna. >> MORE about the N.I.C.E. Award projects

 

 

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IT’S ALL HAPPENING HERE: CreativE. QuartERS Ruhr

Ever since the Creative.Quarters project was launched as part of the European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010 a lot has happened: In 2012, ecce and ... >> READ MORE

IT’S ALL HAPPENING HERE: CreativE. QuartERS Ruhr

Ever since the Creative.Quarters project was launched as part of the European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010 a lot has happened: In 2012, ecce and Wirtschaftsförderung metropoleruhr (wmr) paid a visit to quarters with development needs and potential, met with local actors and examined individual measures for the future use and revitalisation of the respective quarters. Since then and with the help of the NRW promotion programme “Creative.Quarters Ruhr” 25 projects have been put into practice. Some of them are portrayed in the Creative Economy Ruhr brochure published by wmr and ecce, others were added. As a preliminary result, ecce presents the Creative.Quarters which were promoted in 2013 in words and pictures (German only): Viktoria.Quarter Bochum, Dinslaken-Lohberg, the Dortmunder Unionviertel quarter, Duisburg-Ruhrort, City Nord.Essen, Gelsenkirchen-Ückendorf, Herne-Wanne, Oberhausen.Mitte, the Lindenviertel quarter in Unna and the Wiesenviertel quarter in Witten.

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