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How do European curators connect with the society? With which aims, dreams and processes? The IN SITU TALKS are a new series of four live interactive webinars with some of the IN SITU members discussing just such questions. Each Tuesday, from April 14th on and until May 5th, in solo or duet, they have presented their political landscape, their cities and inhabitants, artistic projects and their working methods.

IN SITU TALK #1: Outdoor Arts in the UK - specificities and challenges

Tuesday, 14 April 2020 at 5PM (UTC+2)

Leaders of Freedom Festival and Norfolk & Norwich Festival will talk about their festivals and the history of street arts and outdoor arts in the UK. They will focus on how their programmes are shaped by the artists they work with, the cities they call home, the audiences they attract and they will consider the challenges of the future including audience development, diversity and difference, and environmental change. 

Participants: Mikey Martins, Artistic Director and Joint Chief Executive (Freedom Festival, UK), Mark Denbigh, Head of Production and Programme (Norfolk & Norwich Festival, UK), Daniel Brine, Artistic Director and Chief Executive (Norfolk & Norwich Festival, UK) 

>>> Watch the recording of the first IN SITU TALK!

IN SITU TALK #2: Public space and politics in Hungary

Tuesday, 21 April 2020 at 5PM (UTC+2)

In Hungary, under the present political regime, if an artist or a festival intends to create in public space, they have to relate to an over-politicized public realm which is one of the most important platforms of the political propaganda of the government. On the other hand, Hungarian operators have to face different obstacles to accessing public spaces.

Fanni Nanáy will give some examples of how Hungarian public spaces have been changing during the past 9 years, in line with the political agenda of the authoritarian government. Together with the artivist Zoltán Várady, she will question the different strategies of artists and cultural professionals to face this reality.

Participants: Fanni Nanáy (Artistic Director of Artopolis Association/PLACCC Festival, HU) and Zoltán Várady (Hungarian Two Tailed Dog Party, HU)

>>> Watch the recording of the second IN SITU TALK!

IN SITU TALK #3: How to transform a small city into a whole theater? Behind the scenes of FiraTàrrega

Tuesday, 28 April 2020 at 5PM (UTC+2)

During this webinar, team members of FiraTàrrega will present and reflect upon their work with the city:  how to transform a small city into a whole theater? What for? And how to proceed to make this happen?

Participants: Mike Ribalta (Head of Professional Relations, FiraTàrrega, ES) and Maria Capell (Assistant of artistic department,  FiraTàrrega)

>>> Watch the recording of the third IN SITU TALK!

IN SITU TALK #4: Case study of a site-specific creation: The Reception - Moss, Norway

Tuesday, 5 Mai 2020 at 5PM (UTC+2)

In this fourth IN SITU TALK moderated by Marine Thévenet, Østfold Internasjonale Teater curator-producer James Moore and artist Alexandros Mistriotis will discuss their collaborative working process on The Reception project - a four-and-a-half-hour artistic urban walk.

Moore and Mistriotis will discuss their practices, the context in the provincial towns of Moss and Fredrikstad, and their process, methodology, and activities that engaged a variety of local inhabitants in order to develop the walk. The urban walk is a central component of a larger collaboration with Mistriotis in the region of Østfold (NO) that stretched across six residency periods beginning in June 2017.

Get prepared - Watch The Reception presentation video, before joining the webinar!

Participants: James Moore (Artistic Director/IN SITU curator, Østfold Internasjonale Teater, NO) and Alexandros Mistriotis (Artist, GR), Marine Thévenet (International Relations Officer, Les Tombées de la Nuit, FR)

>>> Watch the recording of the fourth IN SITU TALK!


- all webinars are moderated and presented in English, with live translation to French
- attendance is free
- participants are allowed to comment and ask questions through a chat box
- each webinar lasts around 1 hour
- all webinars have been recorded and broadcasted on the MOOC - Create in Public Space website