‘The Saloons’ is a cycle of informal meetings with variable geometry, gathering 5 to 10 specialists. In the event, each participant will describe shortly his/her practice and vision related to the theme, which he/she would like to share with the others. Afterwards we will start the round table discussion. The summary will be published online later. ​

‘The Saloons’ aims to open the place widely for the people interested in art and culture to;

  • experimenting a procedure for the sharing of practices, with exchange methods enabled by the framework and the limited number of participants.

  • reconsidering specific issues in relation to a specific territory, in order to eventually reformulate some global questions according to the local context and participants’ interests.

  • putting forth various types of research and action engaged by the actors having different background in cultural and other fields, and initiate the reflections that we could collectively produce through dialogue.

  • opening the process to non EU countries in order to broaden the reflection to work on further contemporary economical/social/ecological transformations and crisis.

  • involving an intercultural dimension in the organisation of the Saloons’ sessions to create further independent sustainable links between actors.

  • documenting the session of every Saloon and publish as an online report to evaluate and develop the questions for the future sessions.

For the invited participants, these meetings can be an opportunity to:

  • meeting up within an informal and independent context with others confronting the same issues but not necessarily operating in the same environment (sector, discipline, mission, etc.),

  • exchange, confront, obtain feedback on their practices and put them into perspective,

  • adhere to a prospective process questioning their practices in order to improve them

  • connect locally with an international network through a common dynamic and contribute to “open reflection”

  • develop further connections with different types of operators according to participants’ interests (once issues have been identified, the network can facilitate connections)