Rethinking Urgencies

27 ━ 28 April 2023



After the pandemic, amidst the digital shift and green transitions, and a war in Europe, how can we respond to complexity squared in times of multiple crisis situations?

The purpose of this workshop is to launch a process of mapping urgent skills needs across all sectors of the CCI (Creative & Cultural Industries). This requires, as a key outcome, an advanced understanding of what exactly makes a skills need urgent today. With special focus on multiple crisis situations.

This workshop invites 20 participants from partners and stakeholders to join the in-person workshop. Relevant parts of the programme will be accessible for hybrid participation.

Participants will be asked to work on: 

Group work 1: Mapping the triangle: theoretical knowledge, practical skills, personal capabilities based on the participants practice and urgencies experienced.

Group work 2: Preparing 6 abstract scenarios and assign them to each of the 6 groups. Each group develops a set of concrete measures to address an urgent skills need based on skills and capacity building formats and in response to the scenario.

Group work 3: Recap of the group work session 2, selection of measures and turn them into a partial format while preparing the presentation of learning outcomes. 

This workshop will be hosted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology – NTNU. With invited experts: Lisa Lang, Joe Lockwood, James Livesey, Martijn Blom, and Marta Materska-Samek.


Florian Schneider 

Florian Schneider is Professor for art theory and documentary practices at Trondheim Academy of Fine Art within the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

As a filmmaker, writer, and curator, hi is investigating the border crossings between mainstream and independent media, art and activism, theory and open source technology, documentary practices and new forms of curating.


Thursday, 27 April 2023

10:00 – 13:00


Provocation & Group work 1
Mapping the triangle: theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and personal capabilities based on the participants’ practice and urgencies experienced.


Lunch break

14:00 - 17:30

Provocations & Group work 2
Addressing the complexity of the challenges at stake: participants develop a set of concrete measures to address urgent skills need. 

18:00 – 19:30
Venue: CIVA — Rue de l’Ermitage 55, 1050 Brussels, BE
Public Presentation

Friday, 28 April 2023

10:00 – 12:00


Group work 3
Measures selection and learning outcomes presentation


Lunch break

13:00 - 15:00

Bar camp: imagining future scenarios

15:00 – 16:00

Conclusions and next steps