29 July 2016
There are festivals that are capable of ‘making waves’ and having a transformative effect on the areas where they are held –and even beyond them-. There are festivals that, apart from offering a leisure alternative and promoting culture in its different forms, can also give rise to parallel projects, cooperatives, a range activities that work beyond the days of the festival, or that lead to the design of other cultural actions that are exported to disfavoured lands.
We shall discuss all of this in the Social Forum in the roundtable I tell you singing, I tell you dancing. Another world is possible (Friday, 19 August, 17:00). The base assumption: that macro cultural events such as festivals, can achieve a social projection through their results. To address the social and cooperative side of some of these festivals we will be joined by Óscar Rando, co-director of the Esperanzah Festival, and Alguer Miquel, director of the Clownia Festival. During the debate they will explain some of the proposals that they have implemented through some of these cultural initiatives, such as that of solidarity economics launched by Eperanzah or one of the projects financed by Clownia: Safari Choir in Uganda, and orphanage school that cares for 200 boys and girls.