For a rejuvenation of the civic involvement of the city and the benefit of developing the implementation capacity of socio-cultural projects in Timisoara 2021, the audience of Timisoara has to become actively involved in city projects, and overcome the simple role of an observer.
CiviCultura consists of actions that promote the civic engagement of Timisoara’s inhabitants, helping them find the courage to change their role from beneficiaries of local projects into volunteers, and even initiators. The main activity, the core performance of the project, will be put up simultaneously in different non-central squares, connected through live video systems. It will include several interdisciplinary artistic moments, engaging the audience, throughout a week of rehearsals in the squares, together with notorious artists. The topic of this performance will focus on combating harmful myths, such as: “Nothing changes anyway” or „we are too small/ alone to do something” regarding engagement effectiveness. It will directly address the issues that they have and the change that people want, as well as issues and proposals formulated and collected in advance from the same squares. Their collection is an important part of the project, because these actions will facilitate the receptivity of the engaged public, towards the actions of the NGOs and of the informal groups inside community, as well as their engagement in civic actions. Concomitantly with the preparation of the core performance, the results of successful civic projects from Timisoara and the Western area will be promoted and various artistic performances, workshops, discussion forums closely related to civism, will be carried out through spot events broadcasted on all the screens installed in the squares, as well as on media channels. CiviCultura is a performance of the city bringing the inhabitants under the spotlight, showing them they aren’t the only ones who have such preoccupations, and helping them becoming aware of their capacity to change society, when working in a community of engaged citizens.
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