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Fresh from all across Europe

Culture: Reset!

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.

Read « Manifesto: A New European and Online Media Platform »

Horst Festival @ We are Europe

Club to Cloud #08 – Horst Festival

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.

Mostar Bridge @ We are Europe

What Happens to Culture in Times of War?

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.

Ladies On Records @ We are Europe

Ladies On Records: Narration within Compilation

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.  

Arts Linapary @ We are Europe

Linapary on producing “P.U.T.A” with Simo Cell and Low Jack

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.

Arts Ambient Santa Elena @ We are Europe

Colombia’s Ambient Shire

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.

Arts Fulu Muziki @ We are Europe

Building Music from Scratch with Fulu Miziki

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.

Future(s) of Festivals Nuits sonores @ We are Europe

Words From Nuits sonores

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.

Nightivism Matteria Collective © Jose Gómez

Against All Odds: How an Electronic Scene in a Small Colombian Town is Self-Managed

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.

Nightivism Motivando a la gyal @ We are Europe

Colombia: A Social Outburst Rhythmed by Electronic Beats

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.

Nightivism Ediciones Eter @ We are Europe

Fragmenting Silence: Safe Spaces in our Electronic Music Communities

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. 

Nightivism

Breaking the Silence In the Polish Scene

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.

Arts

Modular Jam at Nuits sonores Brussels

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.

Culture: Reset! Radyo Modyan @ We are Europe

Quiet Return to Music in Post-Pandemic Turkey

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.

Planet: Reconnect

Lyon: Meet the activists of Youth For Climate

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.

Arts Jenny Hval @ We are Europe

A Conversation with Jenny Hval

Jenny Hval (one of our Faces of We are Europe) exchanges with Martin Bjørnerson as part of Insomnia’s discourse programme.

Arts Resina @ We are Europe

Resina on her Latest Album “Speechless”

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.

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.

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