establishes the idea of Living Industrial Culture in Central Europe and as such reveals, strengthens and utilizes the unique cultural spirit of industrial regions.
The underlying basic concept is innovative by itself: Living Industrial Culture goes far beyond heritage preservation and utilization. Instead, past, present and future cultural and creative assets related to industry are combined into one powerful package. This is achieved by cross-sectoral cooperation set up by the partners, bringing together their museums, companies, schools and creative communities. In this way, Industrial Culture becomes a living and dynamic concept mirroring the ongoing transformations of industrial economy and shaping the cultural sphere of the affected communities.
with their stakeholders, the ten participating partners develop the concept as to make full use of the authentic cultural potential in their regions. Such enlivened Industrial Culture
- comes in as a sound and adaptable fundament of identity for the regional inhabitants;
- serves as a soft location factor, i.e. attracts investors as well as visitors from outside.
InduCult 2.0 relies on Appreciative Inquiry and Learning Networks, both successful change-facilitating approaches. As such the partnership chooses to start from ‘what is already working’ and ‘sharing experiences’ in order to jointly (re-)discover, develop and disseminate the positive cultural elements of industrial communities.
The InduCult2.0 message is developed by the partnership while working on four thematic work packages.
The project is already halfway! We will celebrate this with a three-day midterm event. Partners will meet in the former mining region of Belgium to present their achievements.
A policy seminar and networking dinner is organized on 22.03 in the European Parliament (Brussels)! Keynote speakers tackle the topic of Industrial Culture, followed by a panel debate.
The event is open to invitees, partners and stakeholders.
The Padova Chamber of Commerce has published a competition notice for an international artistic competition dedicated to the theme of industrial culture. It wants to stimulate and promote the use of art as an innovative tool to disseminate the concept of "industrial culture", with particular reference to the Central European Regions.
Advancing through its third term the InduCult2.0 partnership gathers in Opole. Sharing experiences will take the project forward – advancing from the conceptual phase to actual strategy and action planning. The hard work will be alternated with interesting study tours.
The event is open to project partners and stakeholders.
In April the 10 InduCult2.0 Partners meet up for a second time. Teaming up with the stakeholders, the partnership will exchange experiences on best practices, while developing concepts for the activities set out in the three thematic work packages.
The event is open to the project partners and their regional stakeholders in charge of Industrial Culture or representatives of associated partners, e.g. from public administrations, museums, chambers, educational bodies, relevant associations, creative clusters; relevant EU-networks.
However, participation in Steering Group Meeting on 14/10 is limited to project partners.
1 june 2016
31 may 2019
The district of Zwickau
The district of Zwickau is the smallest district of Saxony but with 350.000 inhabitants it has the highest density of population in East Germany. The region calls itself “engine of Saxon economy“ which is no overstatement: over the last century, the district has been a hot spot of manufacturing and industry in Germany.