This evening presents two stories about social change with art as a catalyst and tool. The examples origins from one specific place; Oaxaca Mexico, and involve two workshops with different practices; glass art and church restauration. In the meeting with these different contexts we - a group of artists and writers from Sweden, Belgium and England - found an opportunity to scrutinize within ourselves; what does it mean to be part of a society?

Artistic creation in a financial reality which can and ought to be re- defined became the starting point for the project Initiative of Transformative Cultures (EITC). The market do not wish to be site specific, even less take into account social context - here art and its exploration of place and context encourage alternatives. And, above all, vouch for the existence of several cultures.

EITC in collaboration with the Royal Institute of Art (Kungl. Konsthögskolan) have the pleasure of inviting you to an evening with presentations and discussions surrounding art, restauration, social economy and intercultural sustainability. For those who are not able to attend the entire evening, it is possible to come/leave during the break. The presentations will be made in English.

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18.00 - Short presentation by ROBERT BREČEVIĆ (Performing Pictures, EITC)

18.10 - CHRISTIAN THORNTON, glass artist and founder of Studio Xaquixe, A conversation will be moderated by CHRIS STERN, researcher KKH.

19.10 - Break with drinks and snacks

19.30 - GEORGINA SALDAÑA WONCHEE, conservator and manager of Talleres Comunitarios de Zegache, A conversation will be moderated by HÉLÈNE SVAHN GARREAU, NIRAS

20.30 - Summary and discussion Date: Monday October 1 18.00-21.00

Place: Kungliga Konsthögskolan, Skeppsholmen house 28 (situated behind the KKH main building, by the water). Follow the water pass the youth hostel Af Chapman and pass the steam boat jetty. You can print a map here. Free entrance but rsvp required.

Mail or call 0707 535186 the latest Friday September 28th

The presentation is arranged as part of the Euroaxacan Initiative of Transformative Cultures (ETIC) – a European-Mexican collaboration running 2011-2013. EITC connects art with traditional – as well as future – crafts, while bridging the gap between the digital, mediated and corporeal worlds. The overall aim is to be a catalyst of socio-economic transformations by means of transcultural production. The EITC project is initiated and run by Performing Pictures and supported by the EC Culture Fund (2007-2013), Konstnärsnämnden, Kulturrådet and Stockholms stads kulturförvaltning.