Res Artis at TEH Conference

Culture and Sharing Communities.

Res Artis Communications and Operations Manager, Birte Gehm, attended the 83rd Trans Europe Halles (TEH) Conference “Culture and Sharing Communities” that took place from 25 – 28 May in Pula, Croatia.

The conference dealt with topics like sharing of spaces, co-working, co-living, co-producing and co-governing. The bi-annual TEH meetings invite their 65 members, comprising citizen-initiated cultural centres from 25 different countries, as well as the larger local community and speakers related to the field. Rojc Community Centerserving as this edition’s meeting host, introduced participants to the local realities and opened up networking opportunities between the cultural centres and external representatives on common and timely issues of sharing practices. The meeting attracted over 250 participants.

Situated in former military barracks Rojc Community Center is host to 108 associations from culture, health services, activities for children and persons with special needs, environmental protection, national minorities etc. It served as a vivid backdrop and example for the community outreach and sharing culture as the topical thread running through the meeting.

Birte Gehm represented Res Artis both in a panel discussion “Exploring Beyond Space” examining unconventional limitations of space and the role of space for community development, as well as in a workshop on “Communication and its importance for sharing practices”.