Matera 2019

Matera 2019 will have the pleasure to host the lectio magistralis by Ulrich Fuchs at Casa Cava on 26th March at 6:30 p.m..
Professor at several European universities, Fuchs boast a significant experience in the issue of the European Capitals of Culture. From 2003 to 2005 he worked as the project manager of the team that prepared the candidacy of Brema as the European Capital of Culture in 2010; from 2005 to 2010 he worked as the artistic manager of Linz 2009 and from 2010 to 2014 he was the deputy artistic manager and general manager of Marseille-Provence 2013. Since 2014 he has been the president and one of the panel members of the European Commission selecting and monitoring the European Capitals of Culture.
Fuchs’s lecture will dwell on the new identity of the European Capitals of Culture as well as on the new approach that the European Commision uses to select the European Capitals of Culture. He will also focus on the vision and the operative difficulties characterizing ECoC projects. 
Moreover, the lecture will deal with the risks and the opportunities for the European Capitals of Culture. Fuchs will also talk about his direct and human experience 10 years after Linz 2009 and 5 years after Marsiglia 2013.
The lecture is the last step of the build up process of Makers&Linkers consisting in the consolidation of their skills. 40 senior and junior Makers and Linkers were selected to be the professionals of the cultural management and production (Makers) and experts in involving the public (Linkers) for Matera 2019.
Opened to the public, Ulrich Fuchs’s lecture will be live streamed on Matera 2019 Facebook page.