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The Role
of Culture
— development models
for the 21st century

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International Conference
The Role of Culture

— development models for the 21st century

April 15th

Centro Cultural de Belém

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The Role
of Culture
development models

The exercise of pluralism and the existence of legitimate citizenship rights are the basis of contemporary European culture. At the same time, the pillars of this perspective threaten to crumble, as internal and external pressures weaken the centrality of the concept of social contract based in the ideas of peace and progress as defined in post-World War II in Europe.

 

Culture is both the starting and the ending point of any personal or collective journey.

 

Alongside other courses, the cultural perspective informs us, gives us insight, projects us, and organizes us.

 

But what kind of culture are we talking about? What are the arguments or the possibilities for culture to integrate a model of Society’s operative concept? How does culture fit in that model? Is culture a power weapon for the powerful or an open door for the individual and the community? What are the ways in which European and Portuguese citizens approach culture? How to address other world visions beyond the western one? How and why is culture important for the cohesion and identity of European Union and its Member States?

This program aims to contribute for prospective and operative thinking, and is directed at practitioners of areas as different as museology and artistic creation, libraries, publishing, film making and audiovisual, archaeology, author and related rights, cultural heritage and the so-called creative industries, design and literature, arts education. It is intended that these recipients be a reference for a presence of culture (beyond entertainment but without ignoring it as a form of culture) closer to citizens, part of their daily life, in a social, conscious and participatory way.

 

Believing in the positive correlation between cultural fruition/ creativity/ personal and social development, we aim to promote a better identification and proposition of the presence of culture in the Portuguese and European development model in the 21st century.

 Jorge Barreto Xavier

Secretary of State for Culture of Portugal

Motetos

ORADORES

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Homi K. Bhabha

Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities and Diretor of the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University Ler Mais
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Tomáš Sedláček

Economist, author of Economics of Good and Evil Ler Mais
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Christian Felber

Economist and author of Economy for the Common Good Ler Mais
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Jonathan Taplin

Director of Annenberg Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California Ler Mais
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José María
Lassalle

Secretary of State for Culture of the Spanish Government Ler Mais
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Pedro Carneiro

Percussionist, orchestral conductor, composer Ler Mais
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Mário Lúcio
Matias de Sousa
Mendes

Minister of Culture of Cape Verde Ler Mais
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Kalaf Epalanga

Columnist and Musician, Buraka Som Sistema Ler Mais

Program

April 15th
International Conference
The Role of Culture

— development models for the 21st century

Through a holistic and inclusive vision of Culture, the conference should contribute to a better understanding of culture and its decisive role in the desirable European development model for the 21st century, promoting reflections, giving examples and debating new paths.

9h15
Dawn
Pedro Carneiro, Percussionist, orchestral conductor, composer

Culture, beyond politics

9h40
Moteto, Catarina Sobral


9h45 Jorge Barreto Xavier, Secretary of State for Culture of Portugal


10h05 Enrique Barón Crespo, Former President of the European Parliament


10h30
Commentator
Guilherme d’Oliveira Martins, President of the National Centre for Culture


10h45
Moteto, Afonso Cruz

Culture beyond economics

11h05
Moteto, Clara Andermatt


11h10
Mário Lúcio Matias de Sousa Mendes, Minister of Culture of Cape Verde


11h40
Tomáš Sedláček, Economist, author of Economics of Good and Evil


12h10
Commentator
José Tavares, Professor of Political Economy, Universidade Nova de Lisboa


12h25
Moteto, Kalaf Epalanga


12h30
Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra Saxophone Ensemble

Culture beyond religion
(debate panel)

14h30
Moteto, Dinarte Machado


14h35
D. Carlos Azevedo, Official of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture


14h55
Sheik David Munir, Imam of the Central Mosque of Lisbon


15h15
Esther Mucznick, Vice-president of the Israeli Community of Lisbon


15h40
Commentator
Álvaro Laborinho Lúcio, Retired Councillor Judge, President of the General Council of Minho’s University

Culture, beyond images, science, technology

16h00
Moteto, Luís Clara Gomes


16h05
Kalaf Epalanga, Columnist and Musician, Buraka Som Sistema


16h25
Jonathan Taplin, Director of Annenberg Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California


16h45
Daniel Innerarity, Professor of Political and Social Philosophy, University of the Basque Country


17h05
Commentator
José Bragança de Miranda, Essayist, Professor, Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Universidade Lusófona


17h20
Moteto, Jorge Reis-Sá


Drawing the present, reshaping the future

17h40
Moteto, Pedro Campos Costa


17h45
Christian Felber, Economist and author of Economy for the Common Good


18h10
Moteto, Madalena Martins


18h15
Closing Conference

Homi K. Bhabha, Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities and Diretor of the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University


19h00
Closing Remarks

José María Lassalle, Secretary of State for Culture of the Spanish Government


Jorge Barreto Xavier, Secretary of State for Culture of Portugal


19h30
Moteto, Pauline Fossel

19h35
Final Remarks


19h40
Pedro Carneiro, Percussionist, orchestral conductor, composer


April 16th
Conference Culture
and Development

— Culture 2020 Studies

It began in 2013 and ended in 2014. All final reports have been published. The plan initially included 10 studies, having one of them: the feasibility Study for the Satellite Account of Culture, been developed by the National Institute of Statistics (INE). The first results will be known at the end of the first half of 2015. Apart from the INE the set of studies involved research centres, consultants specialized in regional development and stake holders from the cultural sector. The purpose was to promote a widespread and profound reflection on the complex relationships of Culture with innovation and competitiveness, with well-being and social inclusion, human and social capital, sustainability and respect for the environment, in short on the relationship of Culture with human, social and economic development regarding the sustainability and respect for future generations.

 

09h30
Opening Session

Culture in Portugal 2020 programming

Manuel Castro Almeida, Secretary of State for Regional Development


Jorge Barreto Xavier, Secretary of State for Culture of Portugal

10h00
Satellite account for culture

Alda Carvalho, President of Statistics Portugal

10h30
Better Life Index

Marco Mira D’Ercole, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

11h00
Developing a monitoring tool for cities cultural and creative vitality

Michaela Saisana, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

11h45
Round table
Evidence-based policy making

Pier Luigi Sacco, Professor of Cultural Economics


Luca Bergamo, Secretary General of Culture Action Europe


José Tavares, Professor of Political Economy, Universidade Nova de Lisboa


Valentina Montalto, Kea European Affairs


Debate

13h00
Conclusions

José Santos Soeiro, Chairman of the Agency for Development and Cohesion


14h30-17h15
Round table

Cultural Governance

14h30
Panel 1


Carlos Fortuna, Professor of Sociology, University of Coimbra


Francisco Veiga, Professor of Economics, University of Minho


Isabel André, Professor of Geography and Regional Planning, University of Lisbon


João Bernardes, Professor of Archaeology, University of Algarve


João Teixeira Lopes, Professor of Sociology, University of Porto


Moderator
Sérgio Barroso, Center of Regional and Urban Development Studies


16h00
Panel 2


Augusto Mateus, Consultant, Professor of Economics


Jorge Gaspar, Consultant, Professor of Regional Planning


Nuno Vitorino, Consultant, Expert in Regional Development


Moderator
Artur Rosa Pires, University of Aveiro


Debate


17h30
Conclusions

Moisés de Lemos Martins, Director of the Communication and Society Research Centre at the University of Minho

18h00
Closing Session

Sandis Voldiņš, State Secretary of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, Presidency of the Council of the European Union


 

Jorge Barreto Xavier, Secretary of State for Culture of Portugal

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