The possibility of publicness A discussion on institutions, constituency, and citizenship

Hamam, 03 Aug, 17:00

How do cultural institutions attain and sustain their publicness? In response to the ambiguity about what is public, the panel discussion will revolve around the foundations and the principles through which independent institutions are built, and the modes through which they work and change. In particular, it will invite a discussion on how the relations that emerge with constituents, bring about new definitions of publicness and ownership, while demanding responsibility and responsivity from institutions. 


Taking considerations, practices and experiences from institutions as a starting point, subjects such as legal status, formality and citizenship will be discussed as notions that one cannot simply pass, but rather as social phenomena that produce incredible effects on everyday life. 


The panel is organised in partnership with Lumbardhi Foundation and Heinrich Böll Foundation.