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A cemetery called the Mediterranean

Lampedusa’s people In Memoriam.

A short film by Malaventura for the European Souvenirs Show, a live cinema remix-performance touring Europe inside of the project Remapping Europe, an investigative artistic project by Doc Next Network with activities that stem from one underlying principle: re-mixing of media as a method to re-view, re-investigate and re-consider prevailing imagery of migrants in European societies.

Used footage from Fernando Lopez Raya archive & Orphan films from Fleamarkets.

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Pop-up expo at Dutch Doc Awards!

On Wednesday 5 June 2013, Doc Next Network will  give presence at the Dutch Doc Awards with a po-up expo called Uprooted. Uprooted is about the need to belong somewhere. Young Polish D-I-Y photographers share how they identify with places and people that are important in their lives. What does it mean to be “at home? Who exactly am I –  Pole, European, or maybe my Axis Mundi is my hometown? Why is it important to know the answer? Uprooted is curated by Krzysztof Pacholak. Continue reading

Doc Next Network develops method for involving immigrant media-makers.

Doc Next Network initiated a training course “Working with Immigrant Media-makers” in London, taking place on September 12, 13 and 14. The goal of this cross-sectorial training is to develop shared methodologies to involve young D-I-Y creative media-makers with (im)migrant backgrounds in the creation of new remixed media works. The training is part of the ‘Remapping Europe – A Remix’ project.

‘Remapping Europe – a Remix’ is an investigative artistic project that aims to contribute to an inclusive cultural practice and public imagery in and of Europe by connecting young creative media-makers who have (im)migrant perspectives from Spain, Poland, Turkey, and the UK to wider European intergenerational audiences.

The project’s activities stem from one underlying principle: re-mixing of media as a method to re- view, re-investigate and re-consider prevailing imagery of (im)migrants in European societies and to ultimately, ‘re-map’ Europe visually, geographically and mentally.

The activities include transnational, cross-sectorial learning platforms, investigating the immigrant’s perspective in the public debate and imagery; creative remix ateliers in Spain, Poland, Turkey, and the UK, involving 48 young digital storytellers with (im)migrant backgrounds and perspectives; international showcases of their remix works at significant cultural festivals in each of these countries and in an on- line media collection; major remix-performance and installation in Amsterdam and Seville, with a wider participatory, digital component involving European citizens across the continent and a research publication and catalogue documenting the processes and outcomes of the project.

The Goal of this cross-sectorial training is to develop shared methodologies to involve young DIY creative media-makers with (im)migrant backgrounds in the creation of new remixed media works. Cultural experts of the partner organisations (The Doc Next Network ‘hubs’) will bring a community worker of a local immigrant organisation from their country to present and discuss practices on how to reach and include young immigrants in their creative media making ateliers.

What are the challenges and opportunities that can be used for a shared methodology to reach ‘hard-to- get’ target groups? The training is a stepping stone for the inclusion of young immigrants in the remix ateliers.

  • To develop a ‘target group’ to understand who it is we aim to work with;
  • To develop a recruitment methodology for finding participants;
  • To understand existing methods of practice when working with young (im)migrants;
  • To gain an understanding of the tools at our disposal for the Remix Ateliers;
  • To develop local and joint Remix Atelier methodologies;
  • To create a common language with mutual understandings and agreements;
  • To understand how we can avoid stereotyping and pre-assumptions that may hinder the project.

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Çanakkale 2010 – A Story of a Year

This publication tells the story of an unusual year-long civic project that took place in the Turkish city of Çanakkale in 2010, carried out by Anadolu Kültür, who have been closely involved with the ECF European Neighbourhood programme since 2005. Chosen by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) as an example of good practice, the project encouraged the city’s entire population to get involved in cultural policies and activities – through workshops, focus groups, activities and meetings.
Downloadable in English and Turkish, this publication documents the project’s progress from start to finish in the words of the citizens themselves. It includes statements of mission and vision, activities that led to the development of a city-wide manifesto, press coverage showing the project’s visibility and evaluations of the project, as well as some suggested next steps.

The idea for Çanakkale 2010 was developed under the framework of ECF’s ‘(In)visible Cities’ project, which provided arts management training and advice to local cultural operators working on cultural projects in three different Turkish cities, including Çanakkale.

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Studenten Docs

Op 4 juli start de IDFA Summerschool 2011. Naar aanleiding daarvan presenteert IDFA TV een speciaal themaprogramma rondom creative, jonge talenten. Het programma bestaat uit acht documentaires die de afgelopen jaren in de IDFA Competition for Student Documentary te zien zijn geweest.  De documentaires zijn allemaal gratis te bekijken.

Het programma bestaat o.a. uit de documentaires What’s in a Name (Eva Küpper – winnaar van de IDFA Competition for Student Documentary 2010), Du Soleil en Hiver (Samuel Collardey – geselecteerd voor de IDFA Competition for Student Documentary 2006), en Paradise – Three Journeys in this World (Elina Hirvonen – winnaar van de IDFA Competition for Student Documentary 2007).

Bekijk de Studenten Docs hier online

Advisory Council Meeting in Budapest

Sabíamos poco de la ECF cuando por primera vez -en el otoño de 2010- se pusieron en contacto con nosotros para formar parte del programa Youth & Media, que finalmente ha derivado en esta red llamada Doc Next Network (DNN).

Desde entonces, nos hemos empapado de sus objetivos, hemos conocido a muchos de sus miembros y nos hemos reunido en varias ocasiones con nuestros socios de la DNN en Amsterdam (durante el festival IDFA), en Londres (mientras tenía lugar el Future Film Fest en el BFI) y en Sevilla(con la excusa del Festival ZEMOS98). En septiembre viajaremos a Wrocław, sede del Congreso Cultural Europeo, en Polonia.

Tras estos primeros meses de trabajo, la ECF consideró que teníamos algo que aportar en el Advisory Council Meeting, que se celebra anualmente, en esta ocasión en Budapest el día 6 de junio y con el título de Cultural Change Makers in Turbulent Times: Views on the Eastern European and Southern Mediterranean EU Neighbourhoods.

Desde sus primeros años, la ECF ha centrado su trabajo en la reflexión sobre el concepto de vecindad europea, entendiendo el continente más allá de sus fronteras políticas. Las revueltas árabes y europeas suponen cambios significativos y turbulentos para los países con los que colabora la ECF y, por tanto, en este consejo anual, se trataba de conectar experiencias e ideas para que las voces de los agentes de cambio cultural de los vecinos europeos se integren en el discurso de la UE en un doble proceso de aprendizaje, que fluya en ambos sentidos.

Lo que pretendía la ECF de nosotros y otros muchos colaboradores era una serie de consejos sobre cómo debe actuar la Fundación ahora y a largo plazo; también revisar sus acciones y su forma de organización del trabajo, con la idea de estar preparados para cambiar y adaptarse cuando sea necesario.

Desde nuestra perspectiva, apostamos por dos cuestiones clave para afrontar la nueva situación económica y política: atender, aprender y fomentar las formas de organización en red de las que han brotado las revoluciones árabes y europeas; y apostar e incentivar proyectos que actúen como medios/mediadores de información y comunicación (que actúen localmente y piensen globalmente) que no estén condicionados ni controladados por los poderes fácticos, como ocurre con los medios de comunicación mainstream.

Para ZEMOS98 fue un placer y un honor formar parte de este refrescante encuentro con vecinos de toda Europa, una Europa que no entiende de fronteras.

New Narratives for Europe

Amanda Vähämäki: White nights

We are not necessarily united by a song contest, a single market or a parliament. We do all share a war-torn history and a − resistible − rise in populism. The European Cultural Foundation launched an online space is for the stories − imaginative and confrontational − that make Europe move forward. The site includes insights, reflections and commentaries, keeping you up-dated on all narrative-related activities. The discoveries will also be showcased during an event in the autumn of 2012, in Amsterdam.

Doc Next @ Documentarist 2011

With the initiative of MODE Istanbul, a 50-minute long short documentary film selection from the  Doc Next Network media collection, including films completed at Youth MODE Media Workshops, will be screened at Documentarist 2011 Istanbul Documentary Days on Thursday June 2nd, 2011, at 18:00 in Sismanoglio Megaro venue in Beyoglu, Istanbul. Following the screening, a talk will be held with the participating young media-makers, instructors and MODE Istanbul representative about their past and current projects.

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Youth MODE Çanakkale Belgesel Atölyesi filmleri

Youth MODE 2010 Çanakkale Belgesel Atölyesi filmlerini izleyebilirsiniz:
Sesler ve Gölgeler / Ece’giller / Şakir Abi Candır / Simgeleştiri

– Tüm Youth MODE Atölyeleri’nde hazırlanan videolar Vimeo sayfamızda…