Life on Mars 2022 is an exchange and creative lab that will pose some key questions around cultural cooperation and the role of the international community in a transformed world. Four international partners – Liv.in.g., Kultura Nova Foundation, Creative Scotland, and On the Move – have been working since the start of the pandemic to create a model to bring professionals together to imagine our future.
In the last two years opposing tensions have emerged such as hyper-connectivity versus localism, international solidarity versus nationalism, international cooperation versus monolithic representation. The Covid 19 virus crisis and new international conflicts reveal that old approaches are no longer fit for purpose. We need to explore new ways of working to build our future together.
Life on Mars 2022 will look at the meaning of international cultural cooperation. It will be a creative lab where participants will question the obstacles of our present and look at possible methodologies to address these.
Life on Mars will take place in Bologna, Italy from 13-16 October 2022, with additional online events including webinars and mentoring sessions taking place up to January 2023.
Kultura Nova Foundation will provide grants for 5 participants who are representatives of civil society organisations in contemporary arts and culture from Croatia, and Creative Scotland will provide grants for 4 participants from Scotland.