Accountable Storylines

Discussing responsibility and awareness in cultural media

Matteo Spano by Woloban
  • event type:WOMEX 18 Conference Session
  • date:25 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
  • time:11:00 - 18:00
  • city/area:Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • venue:INFECAR
  • country:Spain
  • event submitted by:Piranha Arts

Chaired by Matteo Spanò (Italy/Germany), co-founder, Cashmere Radio;
with Björn Döring (Germany), director, buero doering - Fachhandel für Ereignisse GmbH

Based on the case studies of a music festival and community radio, we discuss the topic of being a conscious, aware and responsible cultural medium.
What are the issues with such condition? What is being asked of a cultural medium regarding sustainability, critical awareness and core values nowadays?
The talk aims at putting in focus issues about political action in the fields of art and entertainment, as well as problems related to irresponsible cultural appropriation and diffusion.
It reflects upon role and responsibilities of media channels when it comes to sharing cultural products and engaging with the audience as well as with artists in creating a shared space for raising awareness and constructive exchange.
Which kind of message wants/needs the medium to be today?