Dialogue. Festivals Act for an Intercultural Society
EFA Books 4, European Festivals Association, 2009, 207 pp., ISBN: 978-90-81140-40-9
In the follow-up of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue, EFA BOOKS 4 “Dialogue. Festivals Act for an Intercultural Society” casts the immense potential of festivals to enable dialogue in societies, to move borders and remove barriers. This is an inspiring collection of articles, interviews and discussions; an insightful anthology of different festivals' itineraries, urban realities and cultural approaches to cities and their inhabitants; a compilation of the thoughts of seven festival directors about festivals' roles in our diverse societies.
The authors shed light on festivals paving the way towards an intercultural society. Their views are preceded by a foreword written by Commission Director General Odile Quintin and an introduction by EFA Secretary General Kathrin Deventer. Contributors: Hortense Archambault (Avignon Festival), Per Boye Hansen (Bergen International Festival), Joachim Sartorius (Berlin), Enrique Gámez Ortega (Granada), Yeºim Gürer Oymak (Istanbul), Yossi Tal-Gan (Jersualem), Ibrahim Spahiæ (Sarajevo).
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