Den 16 maj kommer European Cultural Foundation presentera två pristagare till 2018 ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture, pristagarna Cultural centre Borderland (Polen) och Multidisciplinary research agency Forensic Architecture (Storbritannien).
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”Both laureates have been recognised for their outstanding work addressing urgent contemporary challenges through a cultural lens. Their work shows us that we need to create generous and daring cultural concepts based on humanity, inclusion and empathy in order to generate a culture of coexistence in Europe.Both Borderland and Forensic Architecture see art as a way of exposing injustice in our communities, to help us recover and rethink the past in order to change the world. They also teach us the importance of working critically with memory and tangible matter to create a common story and means to be able to tell history in new and different ways.
With the 10th anniversary of the Award, we take a journey across the continent: From the cultural traditions of local communities in Poland to the field of experimental new media and architectural research operating from the capital of England.
We celebrate courageous citizens: Those rethinking and reframing how culture can bring about positive social change. Their work shows us that we need to create generous and daring cultural concepts based on humanity, inclusion and empathy in order to generate a culture of coexistence in Europe.”