establishes the idea of Living Industrial Culture in Central Europe and as such reveals, strengthens and utilizes the unique cultural spirit of industrial regions.
The underlying basic concept is innovative by itself: Living Industrial Culture goes far beyond heritage preservation and utilization. Instead, past, present and future cultural and creative assets related to industry are combined into one powerful package. This is achieved by cross-sectoral cooperation set up by the partners, bringing together their museums, companies, schools and creative communities. In this way, Industrial Culture becomes a living and dynamic concept mirroring the ongoing transformations of industrial economy and shaping the cultural sphere of the affected communities.
with their stakeholders, the ten participating partners develop the concept as to make full use of the authentic cultural potential in their regions. Such enlivened Industrial Culture
- comes in as a sound and adaptable fundament of identity for the regional inhabitants;
- serves as a soft location factor, i.e. attracts investors as well as visitors from outside.
InduCult 2.0 relies on Appreciative Inquiry and Learning Networks, both successful change-facilitating approaches. As such the partnership chooses to start from ‘what is already working’ and ‘sharing experiences’ in order to jointly (re-)discover, develop and disseminate the positive cultural elements of industrial communities.
The InduCult2.0 message is developed by the partnership while working on four thematic work packages.
1 june 2016
31 may 2019
The district of Zwickau
The district of Zwickau is the smallest district of Saxony but with 350.000 inhabitants it has the highest density of population in East Germany. The region calls itself “engine of Saxon economy“ which is no overstatement: over the last century, the district has been a hot spot of manufacturing and industry in Germany.
While most people were already thinking about their holidays in June, InduCult2.0 got started. Ten partners from eight countries in Central Europe want to revive the cultural spirit of long standing industrial regions in Central Europe.
The event is open to the project partners and their regional stakeholders in charge of Industrial Culture or representatives of associated partners, e.g. from public administrations, museums, chambers, educational bodies, relevant associations, creative clusters; relevant EU-networks.
However, participation in Steering Group Meeting on 14/10 is limited to project partners.