LabforCulture

News releases

LabforCulture book launch: Cultural Bloggers Interviewed! 13/09/10 (en)
LabforCulture would love you to come and celebrate the launch of their new book, Cultural Bloggers Interviewed. This collection of insightful interviews explores the role of blogging in the cultural sector – and will be unveiled during Picnic on Wednesday, 22 September at 5.30pm at WesterLiefde, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam.

Converging Pathways to New Knowledge publication out now! 21/04/10 (en)
Converging Pathways to New Knowledge is a LabforCulture initiative considering the future of knowledge building and knowledge sharing within a new digital paradigm.

New online space for Young Researchers on LabforCulture.org 24/03/10 (en)
Today we are launching the Young Researchers Forum, an online space to share, collaborate, network and reflect. It aims to strengthen the community of young researcher’s so their work is peer to peer supported and more accessible in the wider research community.

LabforCulture looks back at 2009 - 21/12/09
LabforCulture looks back at 2009 with images, voices and words in the six languages of the site. We all wish you wonderful holidays and a great New Year.

The penultimate "Cultural blogging in Europe" interview with Alessandro Ludovico 24/11/09 (en)
LabforCulture’s research on Cultural blogging in Europe reaches its penultimate interview with Alessandro Ludovico of Neural magazine. Having launched the research series in April this year with Annette Wolfsberger, a producer, project manager and researcher in the fields of media arts, contemporary & popular culture, we now have interviews with bloggers and online writers from much of Europe.

Videos, reports and twitter from the European Culture Forum 24/10/09 (en)
Following on from our past successes of blogging and videoing from European cultural events we are bringing you more from the European Culture Forum in Brussels, 28th-30 September. LabforCulture teamed up with Culture Action Europe and the resulting commentary is new and interesting from some key people working in culture, across Europe.

Social entrepreneurship (Research in focus) 7/10/09 (en)
LabforCulture starts the autumn with a feature on Social entrepreneurship. Following on from the review of the financial crisis and the cultural sector, we wanted to focus on new trends in working practices, applicable in and out of the cultural sector.

New contacts for LabforCulture! 8/9/09 (en)
LabforCulture is moving on the 9th of September, so update your contact files! We are moving into the premises of the European Cultural Foundation in Amsterdam, so we are not going far and our email addresses will not change.

Converging Pathways to New Knowledge 3/7/09 (en)
Converging Pathways to New Knowledge is a LabforCulture initiative considering the future of knowledge building and knowledge sharing within a new digital paradigm. The project comprises of three interconnected stages: a series of three online debates, a one-day roundtable in Göteborg on July 28, and a reflection document.

Mapping cultural bloggers and hard bloggin' in Europe 26/5/09 (en)
LabforCulture's research on "Cultural blogging in Europe" reaches its midway point, and we now introduce our featured blogger, hard bloggin' scientist Anne Helmond, but we also launch our much awaited interactive cultural blogging map.

The Why and Who: Cultural blogging in Europe 7/4/09 (en)
Ever wondered why people write blogs and who is out there in the cultural blogging scene? LabforCulture asked Annette Wolfsberger, a producer, project manager and researcher in the fields of media arts, contemporary & popular culture, to talk to the current cultural blogging personalities heading up cultural discourse online and we are publishing the results in the new Research in focus, "Cultural blogging in Europe".

Follow LabforCulture at the Forum for Creative Europe 24/03/09 (en)
LabforCulture will be blogging from Forum for Creative Europe in Prague between the 26th and 27th March. The Czech presidency conference will be looking at creativity and its wider impact in society, education and cultural ecologies.

Adriatic region in focus, Part II 19/02/09 (en/it)
The concluding part of the Adriatic Euroregion Part II brings our attention to Albania, Italy and Montenegro. The new feature examines the historical and cultural conditions of collaborative working across the region from three viewpoints: an in-depth conversation, a photographic collection and a comprehensive mapping of artistic organisations.

How can the cultural sector survive the financial crisis? 22/01/09 (en)
LabforCulture delves into the issues surrounding the cultural sector and the global financial crisis by inviting the esteemed Helmut K. Anheier to comment on the year ahead for us in How can the cultural sector survive the financial crisis?

How do European Capitals of Culture affect you? 15/12/08 (en)
Ever wondered what European Capitals of Culture really attain? Why all the competition to get the title and what is the lasting impact? LabforCulture and Trans Europe Halles have been thinking through these questions and as a result bring to you a collection of resources exploring the European Capitals of Culture and the communities around the cities.

Adriatic Region in Focus: Part I online now 2/12/08 (en)
The Adriatic Euroregion is the focal point for the next two editions of LabforCulture’s Region in focus. The Adriatic Euroregion Part I starts with Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia. Part II will cover Albania, Italy and Montenegro and will be posted early next year on LabforCulture.

Ciao Italia!! 6/11/08 (en/it)
Two years after launching the networking platform with information on arts and culture across borders in Europe, we are now adding a Italian language version to the site. This will make the site more accessible to a wider part of the Italian community and expands the site to 6 languages.

The new Mag. net Reader 3: Processual Publishing. Actual Gestures is out! 29/10/08 (en)
Processual Publishing. Actual Gestures looks at three main strands which situate contemporary independent publishing.

Celebrate the European Day of Language with Open Lines 17/09/08 (en)
LabforCulture has a online project called Open Lines to Intercultural Dialogue which invites people from around the world to share their personal interpretations of intercultural dialogue.

LabforCulture.org has a new interface! 12/09/08 (en)
We have been working away to create a new and improved platform and here it is ! The new design improves the display of edited information on the site, making it easier for you navigate through the thousands of resources on the site in 5 languages.

Focusing on France 01/07/08 (en)
LabforCulture's new Region in focus looks at France's independent cultural sector through the viewpoint of the two cities, Nantes and Lille.

Victims' Symptom online debate release 16/05/08 (en)
Victims’ Symptom, commissioned by LabforCulture and curated by Ana Peraica (Croatia/The Netherlands), invites you to participate in an online debate from May 17-23, 2008.

Victims' Symptom online debate release 23/04/08 (en)
Victims’ Symptom, commissioned by LabforCulture and curated by Ana Peraica (Croatia/The Netherlands), goes live today.

Open Lines to Intercultural Dialogue release 16/04/08 (en)
LabforCulture launches an online participatory project which invites people from around the world to share their personal interpretations of intercultural dialogue, Open Lines to Intercultural Dialogue.

Victims' Symptom participants release 29/02/08 (en)
LabforCulture is pleased to announce the names of the theorists and artists participating in the Victims’ Symptom project, curated by Ana Peraica (Croatia/The Netherlands) and commissioned by LabforCulture.org.

one year and counting release 17/09/07 (en)
September 2007 marks the first anniversary of LabforCulture.org and we celebrate in true collaborative style with the announcement of the curator selected to conceptualise and manage an online presentation of specially commissioned artworks.

Region in focus: The Nordic Region release 08/07/07 (en)
LabforCulture.org, the essential tool for everyone involved in arts and culture in Europe, continues to promote cross-border collaboration through its innovative Region in Focus features. In this edition we are pulled inexorably north and as the long summer days turn cooler and begin to darken, LabforCulture focuses on putting our Nordic neighbours: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, under the spotlight.

documenta 12 magazines release 10/07/07 (en)
LabforCulture.org, the essential online tool for everyone involved in arts and culture across borders in Europe, and documenta 12 magazines, the international media platform of documenta 12, the world’s most prestigious exhibition of contemporary art, collaborate to present two dynamic workshops during the hundred days of documenta 12.

Region in Focus Poland release 31/01/07 (en)
A fully interactive website dedicated to European arts and culture and live in Polish, LabforCulture.org, is featuring a comprehensive and critical overview of the region’s developing cultural scene. Written by Professor Dorota Ilczuk, Professor of Humanities and Cultural Management at the Warsaw School of Social Psychology, with contributions from Magdalena Kulikowska and Anna Stępniewska, the feature offers a detailed insight into the tremendous creative and cultural potential alive in Poland today.

Spain Portugal release 21/11/06 (en)
A fully interactive website dedicated to European arts and culture, labforculture.org, is now live in Spanish. To tie in, the site is currently presenting a special Region in focus feature on Spain and also Portugal giving an overview of the region’s cultural policy and production.

Euronationals release 17/11/06 (en)
A fully interactive website dedicated to European arts and culture is now live. LabforCulture.org is calling for everybody working in the sector - including artists, producers, managers, funders, researchers and academics - to visit and make use of this dynamic and comprehensive new resource