The second edition of the Americas Cultural Summit explored the theme Cultural change in a diverse territory and took place from 28–29 June 2019 at the Science Cultural Centre in the City of Buenos Aires, hosted by the Secretary of Culture of the Argentine Nation in partnership with the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA).
Over two days, participants analysed the profound changes that affect current cultural practices and models. They focussed on the need to foster collective dialogue between the public sector, the private sector and civil society; the need to find alternatives to traditional paradigms that are now obsolete and must be reshaped; and the need to build new cultural management models.
The theme Cultural change in a diverse territory highlighted the profound changes our continent has gone through over the last few years and was ever-present throughout the programme. We explored how cultural experience depends largely on emerging and new paradigms: the Internet; social movements that call for the deconstruction of practices and perspectives; migratory flows that push the limits of our environments and worldviews; the boom of collaborative culture and networks; fake news; hyper connectivity and exclusion; environmental crises and climate change; and the reemergence of rights movements. These phenomena prompted us to consider: What discussions should we promote to review agreements and disagreements that exist in the diverse Americas?
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Additional reading material
- Investing in the Indigenous Arts Ecology, First Peoples Fund, 2013
- Establishing a Creative Economy: Art as an Economic Engine in Native Communities, First Peoples Fund, 2013
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