IETM’s Spring Plenary Meeting in Copenhagen 2012 focuses on the concept of "Right".
Sometimes, there is no single right way of doing things; rather there is a plurality of ways, dependent on factors such as time, place and people. Sadly, we also find ourselves at times doing a wrong thing for a right reason and vice versa. So-called good models of practice are good for some but perhaps not for others, although they may inspire others to do something differently.
Is this relativism valid for human rights? It is a sobering fact that basic human rights are currently being questioned all over the globe, and this includes the rights of artists, cultural operators and audiences.
Finally our title’s question mark is a starting point for a discussion within the performing arts community, following the debate started in IETM Krakow 2011. By exercising our (artistic, cultural, human) rights and guaranteeing those of our public, could we/should we engage ourselves more in the day-to-day challenge of structuring and maintaining the societies in which we live and work? Do civic and artistic responsibilities mix well?
All this and much more is awaiting you… welcome to the IETM Plenary Meeting in Copenhagen!