Exciting news this week as The Stove is invited to speak at and take part in an International Culture Summit in Edinburgh! As one of just two Scottish organisations invited to take part we are delighted to be asked, and Stove Orchestrator Matt Baker will be speaking on behalf of our team alongside internationally respected names from literature, politics, arts and media to discuss Culture in a Networked World, one of three strands being explored at this powerhouse of international discussion later this week, from the 22nd– 24thAugust 2018.
The overarching theme of Summit 2018 is Culture: Connecting Peoples and Places. Building on the succinct and successful format of previous editions, Summit 2018 will address three key themes; Culture and Investment and Culture and Wellbeing and Culture in a Networked World.
Reaching peace and prosperity in a radically shifting world will depend on an ethos rooted in the principles of internationalism, respect and mutuality. By exploring facets of our complex and plural identities, artists encourage citizens to understand and respect difference. This highly networked world makes demands on society in unprecedented ways. It is these new challenges and opportunities presented by such rapidly developing boundaries and identities which practitioners and policy makers shall seek to address during the Summit 2018 as part of the Culture in a Networked World strand.
Other speakers at the event include Akram Khan, one of the world’s leading choreographers and artistic director of the Akram Khan Company, Ong Keng Sen, artistic director of Theatreworks in Singapore, Wesley Enoch the director of Sydney Festival alongside other cultural leaders from across the world!
To find out more about the Culture Summit, visit their website here, or follow the discussion on twitter, #edculturesummit