We are embarking on the next phase of our project, with the launch of a new website and media platform. Aimed at reporting throughout the year on the cultural transformations shaping the Europe of tomorrow, it will feature stories from all over the continent, as told by the very people driving these changes.
Fresh from all across Europe
Independent stage designer and music journalist Axel Simon explores the stage design of Belgian festival Horst, based in industrial site ASIAT-Vilvoorde. In this interview, co-founder Mattias Staelens dives into the architectural DNA of the organisation, and how it faces environmental and aesthetic challenges.
In this long piece, freelance journalist Rosalie Ernst reflects on the threats to cultural heritage in times of war. This question is developed through exchanges with Ukrainian cultural workers, currently fighting for the preservation of the country’s heritage.
We sat down with Kornelia Binicewicz, curator behind the sonic and narrative project Ladies on records, a sonic endeavor enriching compilations of records with anthropological research.
During Nuits sonores 2021, we met with French artists Oklou & Krampf, who presented a project linking video game, music and performance: Zone W/O People
With the reflections of DJs and producers Julianna and Dani Boom, two of the most experienced artists on the national electronic scene, we review post-pandemic thoughts on what it means to collaborate intercontinentally.
As part of our coverage of the release of Atlantic Stereo, a compilation linking France and Colombia through music, we interviewed Linapary, Colombian singer who penned and interpreted the lyrics of “P.U.T.A”, a slow perreo anthem produced by french producers Simo Cell and Low Jack.
On the outskirts of the city of Medellín, in Colombia, between streams, birdsong and colourful flower farms, a handful of artists have decided to create soundscapes at the mercy of the mountain and the mystique of its forests.
We met with Congolese collective Fulu Miziki for an in-depth look at their work, a “build your own instrument” workshop and a conversation about their vision for this project.
Nous avons discutés avec les publics et artistes participant à l’édition 2021 de Nuits sonores pour revenir sur leur état d’esprit et leurs espoirs pour la scène. À l’approche de la prochaine édition du festival, nous revenons sur ces conversations.
As part of our coverage of the release of Atlantic Stereo, a compilation linking France and Colombia through music, we interviewed producers Voiski and Verraco on the changes of paradigms in the world and the utopias that still exist in it.
Promoters and selectors from non-central cities in Colombia, such as Mocoa, Pitalito and Pereira, tell us what it is like to organize a party and keep an electronic music collective alive, before and during the pandemic, in these territories. Despite having several factors against them, the imagination and collective work of a few helps to fulfill the same dream: to diversify the sound circuit they inhabit.
During the massive 2021 Colombian protests, partying, dancing and electronic music were key tools to gather social fabric and resources in support of the mobilisations. Motivando a la Gyal, Génesis Sound System and Fuerzas Sónicas Unidas were three active collectives during those months, who found in electronic beats a form of activism.
For several years now, the electronic scene in Colombia has started to think about the consequences of violence on and off the dancefloor. Three initiatives are redefining the notion of care and safety at night and, from different angles, resist the normality of complicit silence and violent spaces.
Following a recent increase of sexual assaults reported in European clubs, bars and other party spaces, we looked at the social climate that fosters this phenomenon throughout Europe. In this interview, journalist and activist Magda Stanieszewska shares her perspective on the Polish scene.
Maoupa Mazzocchetti, Sara Dziri, Milan W, Simon Halsberghe reflect on their relationship to modular synthesizers and the connection between the body, the mind and the machines.
As of March 2022, a majority of the pandemic restrictions have been lifted but the music ban continues which implies that it is more of an intervention on the lifestyles of the citizens of the country with an intolerance to the music scene and particularly the nightlife.
The Norwegian collective opens up about their relationship to dance, choreographies and sound.
On March 25th & 26th, climate strikes and protests will take place around the world following the call of Fridays For Future, the movement initiated by Greta Thunberg. We met with two environmental activists from Youth For Climate Lyon, a movement with protests, civil disobedience and disruption as activist tools.
Jenny Hval (one of our Faces of We are Europe) exchanges with Martin Bjørnerson as part of Insomnia’s discourse programme.
After investigating dating profile data (The Dating Brokers/2018) and techno solutionism (Ultimate Solvers/2020), Joana Moll delved into the world of Cookies, and its ecological ramifications. In this piece Matthew Fuller analyses Carbolytics, Moll’s latest project, presented during Sònar CCCB 2021.
During Unsound 2021, we caught up with Polish artist Resina, in-between rehearsals, for an exchange on her latest album “Speechless”, produced during the female rights protest which took over Poland in 2020.
Second entry of Deniz Kırkalı’s analysis of Turkey’s current cultural scene. This feature focuses on solidarity networks and platforms a necessary tool for Turkish independents.
The Movement Behind The Club: a Conversation Between Laurent Garnier and Zviad Gelbakhiani from Bassiani
A discussion about club culture as an act of resistance, between Laurent Garnier and the co-founder of Tbilisi-based club Bassiani, Zviad Gelbakhiani.
We believe in a European cultural community made up of actors promoting a vision of culture that is independent, connected, innovative and forward-looking. Explore our map, locate and connect with some of them.
The cultural venues and organisations listed below as of now are all Reset! signatories.
The list will expand shortly as the project is being developed.