“Agora” in Ancient Greece was the gathering space where free citizens would meet in order to discuss important issues. Reworks Agora, the cross-thematic forum of the Reworks festival, is aiming for a similar forward-thinking approach to the future vision for creativity, presenting emerging topics, initiatives and artists that inspire the dialogue on the development of culture, entrepreneurship and technology.
Located in Thessaloniki, Greece, Reworks Agora is opening Reworks Festival on the 13th of September 2017, and it aspires to be an inspiration to local creators and cultural workers, creating synergies with international experts and initiatives.
Discussions, presentations, talks are held every year in order to showcase the most innovative developments in music industry, digital culture, creative economy and art, contributing to their growth in Greece, while the program is also enhanced with concerts, installations and screenings.
2030: What's next?
The absence of direct mentioning on the role of culture on both UNESCO and EU “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” documents opened a discussion on how we can achieve a sustainable future without including manifestations of human intellectual achievement. However, from creative cities to cultural heritage, culture is both an enabler and a driver of the economic and social dimensions of continuous growth.
The world, as we know it, is changing and so is the role of culture. As individuals and communities we are more connected than ever before, technological advancements help to accelerate unique cultural ecosystems, citizen-led innovations catalyze the shift towards a more participatory society and cultural activism has never been more present. During Reworks Agora 2017, together with artists and experts, we will explore trends, visions and scenarios and identify risks and opportunities for a sustainable tomorrow through culture.