Autumn is slowly but surely creeping up on us. This means it's time for the second TEH Meeting of the year! Preparations for TEH Meeting 70 at Moritzbastei in Leipzig, Germany are well underway, and registrations are flowing in.
Also in this newsletter, you can read about what some TEH members have been up to this summer. WhileSubtopia (Stockholm, Sweden) are gearing up for the most exciting circus festival of the year, EVS volunteers are finalising the exchange project Water. Sinking Cities, and Parkteatret Scene (Oslo, Norway) are enjoying their new, improved centre.
Autumn is a time for new beginnings, and Trans Europe Halles welcomes you all to an eventful second half of 2010!
Anna Weitz, Marketing and Communications Manager & Marian Söderholm, Communications and Office Assistant
TEH Meeting 70 almost fully booked! The upcoming TEH Meeting at Moritzbastei (Leipzig, Germany) is drawing ever closer, and TEH is happy to announce that it is almost fully booked. The meeting, which takes place between 9th -12th September, will address the theme "Arts. Culture. Business". The programme includes a CHANGING ROOM Training Day as well as excursions on the topic.
We warmly recommend those passing Berlin on their way to Leipzig to stop by at TEH Member centreufaFabrik for a guided tour on Wednesday 8th September!
CHANGING ROOM Summer Camp gathers participants of the Staff Exchange programme Between the 29th of August and 3rd of September participants of the CHANGING ROOM Staff Exchange will meet at P60 (Amstelveen) and Melkweg(Amsterdam) for the CHANGING ROOM Summer Camp.
The Summer Camp is the final stage of the Staff Exchange programme and will include evaluation sessions, case-studies and workshops in creative thinking and professional development.
Call for participants to the last CHANGING ROOM workshop: 'COMMUNITY FILMMAKING' at Subtopia Stockholm, Sweden, 27-29th of October, 2010
Don't miss the opportunity to participate in the last workshop within the CHANGING ROOM pilot. The workshop is open to everyone inside or outside of TEH who wants to develop their skills in process oriented production in the field where film and social development meets.
Many people and organizations, outside and inside TEH, are offering basic filmmaking skills to their local communities to enable disadvantaged groups and people in general to tell their own stories, and change their worlds. This is an opportunity to learn from each other by sharing concepts, methods, tips & tricks.
So whether you call your work “Participatory Video”, “Citizen Media” or “The Ghetto Film School” – join the workshop!
Tabacka Kulturfabrik at Young Urban Leaders forum in Shanghai TEH Delegate Lukas Berberichfrom Tabačka Kulturfabrik(Košice, Slovakia) recently participated in the Young Urban Leaders forum, a part of the Shanghai Expo. The forum, which took place between 26th – 28th July, sought to critically explore and bring different perspectives on the theme of the 2010 Expo “Better city, better life.”
TEH at freeDimensional's meeting "Creative Resistance" This summer Katharina Trabert from OZU (Monteleone Sabino, Italy) attended freeDimensional's "Creative Resistance – An intersecing networks meeting" in Ontario, Canada.
More than 20 organisations from Europe, Asia, Africa, South- and North America participated, all working with issues around arts, culture and social justice.
Second Chance opening conference in Nuremberg TEH Delegates Stuba Nicolafrom Kaapelitehdas (Helsinki, Finland) and Sigrid Niemerfrom ufaFabrik (Berlin, Germany) were invited to speak at the opening conference of the three-year EU Project "Second Chance – From industrial use to creative impulse" in Nuremberg on July 15th.
Röda Sten presents "The Harassed Bodies of Arabian Men" As part of the Dance- and Theatre Festival in Göteborg, Sweden, TEH Member Röda Sten and Teater Tribunalen host an installation by Mellika Melouani Melani, Bengt Gomér and Daniel Andersson between 26th – 29th August. The project addresses the newly-coined term “home-grown terrorists” and is based on interviews with Muslim men. Photo: Mats Bäcker
Unique circus stage inaugurated at Subtopia in September Subtopia (Stockholm, Sweden) invite you to Subtopiafestivalen on 2nd – 4th September: four days of exclusive circus performances and much more. September 2nd is also the day of the grand opening of Hangaren – a 2.300m2 multi-arena and the first permanent circus stage in Sweden since 1893.
NOASS and JOHAN Centrum take part in nomadic mobility programme Parkinprogress TEH Members Culture and Arts project NOASS (Riga, Latvia) and JOHAN Centrum (Pilsen, Czech Republic) have, together with four other organizations, received a grant for a three-year period (1st May 2010 – 31st December 2013) for the nomadic mobility programme Parkinprogress.
First ever contemporary art biennial in Ural industrial region The city of Ekaterinburg in Russia will for the first time ever host the Ural Industrial Biennial of contemporary art, entitled Shockworkers of the Mobile Image, between 8th September – 10th October 2010. Initiated by The National Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA), the biennial will focus on the region's industrial past and post-industrial present through media such as film and typography.
TEH Delegate participates in Fellowship Programme This July, Elena Tupyseva fromProekt Fabrika (Moscow, Russia) participated in the Summer International Fellowship Programme at the John F. Kennedy Centre for Performing Arts in Washington. The main focus of the programme, says Elena, is to learn more about methods in strategic planning in arts organisations.
Water. Sinking Cities on TEH TV You can now watch videos from the ongoing art/exchange project Water. Sinking Cities on TEH TV!
Also, don't miss the final presentation and after-party of Water. Sinking Cities on 18th September. Eight media artists from Latvia and The Netherlands will perform in two interactive audiovisual performances at TEH Member centre P60(Amstelveen, The Netherlands) during the Amstelveen Stadspleinfestival. Afterwards, the streams will lead the Latvian and Dutch artists to the WSC after-party, where the Water DJ & VJ set will play all night.
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