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Future(s) of Festivals Terraforma Festival @ We are Europe

A Conversation with Terraforma Festival's Creative Director

Ruggero Pietromarchi, creative director at Milan's Terraforma explains the steps the festival took in the recent years to incorporate green initiatives and how the platform transitioned because of the pandemic.

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Festivals in Transition - but What Kind?

A panorama on measures taken by European festivals to transition to a greener future by reducing their carbon footprint. With examples from different scales (and points of view), these organizers show us that solutions do exist, even if it means completely redefining live acts and festivals.

Future(s) of Festivals Todays Art @ We are Europe

Redefining the Festival Model Forms an Unexpected Opportunity for Inclusivity

New formats for festivals, merging smaller crowds with larger virtual programmation, may be the key to offer accessibility to all music enthusiasts. Through the stories of festival goers with disabilities preventing them from attending events, Natálie Zehnalová gives us perspective on a lasting positive impact the crisis may bring.

Future(s) of Festivals Rokslide @ We are Europe

An Utopia Born out of Crisis

In an optimistic piece, Isabel Roudsarabi reflects on what can be expected in the foreseeable future, for European event entities that have learned to enact sustainability, ecological and progressives policies out of necessity.

Future(s) of Festivals Andrew Benge @ We are Europe

Tectonic Shifts in the European Comic Book Festival Community

Through a roll call of Europe’s comics festivals, Nicholas Burman explores the issues the artistic scene is facing, whether it’s the decrease of consumer’s purchasing power or the artists’ fight for better standards of living.

Future(s) of Festivals Unsound @ We are Europe

Digital tools to be equipped for this socially-distant world

After an extensive attendance of early pandemic’s livestream events, Caroline Sinders ponders on how new digitals tools and practices are reshaping event planning while also unfortunately preserving some systemic limits.

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