How can museums be made more transparent and connected? How can culture and design be used to build bridges between societies? How can national heritage be respected without falling into the trap of nationalist attitudes? And last but not least, how can the disobedience of objects be cherished, their ability to break out of the boundaries we place upon them and take on a life of their own?
Within a diverse programme, leaders from the cultural, academic, artistic and political sectors shared ideas and future scenarios close to Martin Roth's work and convictions. The participants showcased good practice and addressed challenges, opening space for controversial views and generating new energy for international cultural policy.
Podcast: What can culture do?
Every week a new episode: Recordings of the panels - vivid discussions and interesting talks.
Episode 1: Contemporary Conjunctures: Objects, (Trans-)Nationalism and the Question of the Colonial Past in the Present byWayne Modest and Geraldine de Bastion
How do we capture the various narratives of history? Where do we find the "disobedience" of things? How could cultural institutions work collaboratively with activists? A discussion between Wayne Modest, Geraldine de Bastion and the audience on the transitions in cultural institutions such as ethnographic museums.