WE LIVE HERE 2014: Mapping Spaces

We are proud and happy to present the WE LIVE HERE: Mapping Spaces, 2014 edition. As in the previous three editions, WE LIVE HERE will once again be gathering together a temporary community of professionals from the performing arts, visual arts and beyond, offering a space for encounters – a space to work and think together.

Opportunities for reflection and experimentation are rare in the current climate of efficiency and market-driven economics, but ever since our first academy in 2011 we have been creating an alternative platform for artistic encounters, providing space and time to exchange, work and think together. Now it’s 2014 and in recent months we have found ourselves, and the independent scene as a whole, strengthened by many political changes that have caused a shift towards official recognition of the independently operating artist by Amsterdam’s political establishment. Partly in response to these ongoing developments we have decided to focus this year’s WE LIVE HERE on mapping the city, connecting places and activities, exploring ways of engaging with each other’s artistic activities and strengthening links between them.

The summer academy takes a slightly different form each year, shaped as it is by our interest in artistic exchange and our active response to the political situation, both inside and outside the field. This year we are inviting a small number of artists and makers for a continuous working session, during which we’ll regularly open our doors to interested visitors. The approximately twenty participants will spend four days together, exchanging models of working together, visiting locations in the city that provide alternative ways of living and working and participating in unexpected encounters and conversations which will surely happen in the “in-between” spaces.

Click here for the full programme: http://www.we-live-here.com/

WE LIVE HERE is an initiative of Nicole Beutler, Marijke Hoogenboom and Andrea Bozic and the 2014 edition is produced by NBprojects in collaboration with Tilt and the Performance Arts in Transition research group (AHK), and co-curated by Inge Koks. We are linked to Julidans Festival and supported by Studio DOK, the Performing Arts Fund (FPK) and the Amsterdam Arts Fund (AFK).