Our activities all revolve around the interrelation between Eastern European culture in Western European cities, innovation, entrepreneurship and urban cultural creativity. KALEJDOSKOP EAST-WEST will have various iterations, depending on its activities. Its first iteration is ‘KALEJDOSKOP EAST-WEST: Emergent Cultural Collaboration.’
KALEJDOSKOP E-W will…
> Act as cultural intermediary for Eastern European residents in Coventry – to facilitate their cultural integration, mobility, representation, interaction and contribution to the life of the city.
> Act as agent for the promotion, exhibition and distribution of contemporary arts, film and urban creativity from Eastern Europe.
> Act as cultural interlocutor between Coventry and ‘twin’ cities and similar artists and intellectuals in Eastern Europe.
> Generate cultural intervention – in policy and politics concerning urban culture, artistic housing and work space, skills and training, entrepreneurship and enterprise, international cultural relations and EU membership.
At the centre of KALEJDOSKOP E-W is communication, social interaction, cultural interconnection, dialogue and intellectual exchange on the following three areas: (i) the cultural politics and ethics of continued European cultural relations after Brexit; (ii) innovation and enterprise – particularly contemporary art and digital media; (iii) urban intervention – the uses of art in the social transformation of the city.