At the end of neoliberalism by Sandy Fitzgerald
At the end of neoliberalism Sandy Fitzgerald

The private-public partnership PPP, which was so prevalent in the last 15-20 years was always missing the final P which is people or the citizens and how they participate. Maybe it is a time for citizens now to take the initiative.

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Downside of creativity by Giovanni Schiuma
Downside of creativity Giovanni Schiuma

We need to be very careful because the notion of creativity is an important driver for development but like any other tool it can be misused to manipulate people and hide the reality.

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Story of Fatima Mansions by Sandy Fitzgerald
Story of Fatima Mansions Sandy Fitzgerald

The situation was so bad that nobody wanted to deal with it. So they had the opportunity to do it themselves because everybody said, it is a lost source we do not want to do that.

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ufaFabrik works for the neighbourhood by Sigrid Niemer
ufaFabrik works for the neighbourhood Sigrid Niemer

We have a very good relationship with our neighbourhood. And if I say neighbourhood it is the southern part of Berlin, which includes about 1 million inhabitants. We have 200.000 visitors per year.

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Changing role of ufaFabrik by Sigrid Niemer
Changing role of ufaFabrik Sigrid Niemer

People remember us and know us. The people from surrounding know us quite well and they enjoy coming here. But we are not the institution in Berlin for alternative culture or something like that.

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What does it mean to be sustainable? by Giovanni Schiuma
What does it mean to be sustainable? Giovanni Schiuma

In my opinion sustainability is very much about making sure that people will have a better life, better life in the organizational context, better life in society.

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ECOC or Marketing Cities in Europe? by Sandy Fitzgerald
ECOC or Marketing Cities in Europe? Sandy Fitzgerald

I think the City of Culture idea is not really the City of Culture idea at all. It is actually a promotion tool for the city. And if you call that something like Marketing Cities in Europe it would be more honest.

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German support for culture by Sigrid Niemer
German support for culture Sigrid Niemer

After the reunification it became really difficult because all the money went into a huge effort to bring these two parts of country together again. A lots of subsides were taken away and there was very little project funding.

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We catalyse networking by Giovanni Schiuma
We catalyse networking Giovanni Schiuma

People and institutions tend to work in silos rather then searching for networking and creating a relational capital. This is very critical if we want to make the creative business and the traditional business work together.

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Unfair distribution of cultural funding by Sandy Fitzgerald
Unfair distribution of cultural funding Sandy Fitzgerald

If you invest in process and it is a good investment then the product will come anyway at the end. But a lot of funding is focused on the product, on the outcome. It is focused on the piece of art or the show or whatever.

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ufaFabrik vs Trans Europe Halles by Sigrid Niemer
ufaFabrik vs Trans Europe Halles Sigrid Niemer

The ufaFabrik joined Trans Europe Halles network 2 years after it was founded. For us it was a fascinating possibility. We had to travel a lot and we were not used to fly all over the Europe. It was completely different times.

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History of cultural industry by Sandy Fitzgerald
History of cultural industry Sandy Fitzgerald

The issue is that there should be invested in culture at all levels so that there is an equality and equal voice within the society for all people and all cultures. That is the idea.

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How can arts make business? by Giovanni Schiuma
How can arts make business? Giovanni Schiuma

I think about experimentations around connection between the creative industry and the more traditional business exploring how they can create the mutual benefits and create new forms of value.

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Why the ufaFabrik still exists? by Sigrid Niemer
Why the ufaFabrik still exists? Sigrid Niemer

Ufa still exists because of the huge investments within the first years. There was no money to invest. We had just our vision and our energy and we lived out of the one pocket for the money.

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What is the difference between arts and culture? by Sandy Fitzgerald
What is the difference between arts and culture? Sandy Fitzgerald

Culture is really everything that human beings create in our world, in our physical space and art is one of the aspects of culture.

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Umbrella model of the ufaFabrik by Sigrid Niemer
Umbrella model of the ufaFabrik Sigrid Niemer

In the beginning the only possibilities that we had were our ambition and our hands to work with. We managed to collect all the money we could earn in one pocket. Everything that was spent on what was needed came out of this one pocket for the money.

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Where is the attention to human being? by Giovanni Schiuma
Where is the attention to human being? Giovanni Schiuma

Where is the attention to human being? In most of the cases people go in the organizations and they are not happy doing what they do. They switch their emotional mind. All their passion and love is outside the organization.

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ufaFabrik works in three directions by Sigrid Niemer
ufaFabrik works in three directions Sigrid Niemer

Since 34 years we mainly work in three different directions even if the form how we do it changed a lot. These three main directions are arts and culture, ecology and social projects.

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What is Innovation Insights Hub? by Giovanni Schiuma
What is Innovation Insights Hub? Giovanni Schiuma

I have been exploring how creativity and particularly how arts can be applied in organizations in traditional context in order to support innovation processes.

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What is Engine Room Europe? by Sandy Fitzgerald
What is Engine Room Europe? Sandy Fitzgerald

We set up project Engine Room Europe, which is funded by the European Commission to investigate what the future of European independent culture needs and how we can support that in Trans Europe Halles.

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