Headline: Loos-en-Gohelle und sein kulturelles Ökosystem: Partizipative Kulturarbeit als Grundlage für raum-bezogene Identifikation und gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalt

Following the end of coal production in 1986, the small town of Loos-en-Gohelle in northern France transformed itself from a former mining stronghold into a model municipality for sustainability. This article highlights the importance of cultural policy measures in this structural change: while in other municipalities in the northern French coalfield, cultural policy was used to change the image of the region, Loos-en-Gohelle aimed to involve the local population in the socio-ecological transformation process. Participatory cultural work thus became an instrument of emancipation. However, the possibilities for mobilising the population appear to have reached a turning point in recent years. Loos-en-Gohelle is faced with the challenge of developing new forms of cultural participation in order to prevent the momentum from slowing down.

Publication Year
2023
Publication Type
RIFS Studies
Citation

Florentin, D., Veys, M., Robic, N., & Faltermeier, K. (2023). Loos-en-Gohelle und sein kulturelles Ökosystem: Partizipative Kulturarbeit als Grundlage für raum-bezogene Identifikation und gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalt. RIFS Study, November 2023.

DOI
10.48481/rifs.2023.029
Links
https://publications.rifs-potsdam.de/rest/items/item_6003167_4/component/file_6… https://doi.org/10.48481/rifs.2023.036
Projects involved
Franco-German Forum for the Future