A< FESTIVAL / #afestival
festival of city creators
EDUCATION | INNOVATION | INTEGRATION | EXPERIMENT
A＜FESTIVAL is a 5 day cycle of cultural events.
It is a city laboratory, where a better quality of life, new administrative standards, innovative tools for activists and cooperation programmes are being produced.
The workers in that laboratory are the city creators - all the people connected to the city- citizens, business owners, city administives, activists, artists, university officials.
The tools in the laboratory are workshops, discussions, lectures, koncerts, projects, city explorations and actions and other events outside of the usual norm. All the events are divided into four categories: education, innovation, integration and experiment.
The topic of the research in the laboratory is the city with all its elements. The materials are social, spacial, economical, environmental, administrative and cultural. Additionally they all fall under one yearly chosen topic.
A＜FESTIVAL 2019 will concentrate on the broad topic of information in all its forms, sides and aspects.
What they say about us
For me A<FESTIVAL 2018 was a meeting with open- minded, passionate and engaged people. It is an important event for the city of Katowice and its’ inhabitants.
What a nice group of young people! What a nicely spent time! Connecting joy with practicality, night life with work time, festivals with education!
It was a creative challenge, mobilising everybody to look for out of the box solutions.
A<FESTIVAL is an ambitious and complex event. It’s a interdisciplinary festival, which fuses music, visual arts, cinema, workshops and education in an intelligent way. This event shows, that it is possible to do low-budget, wise and beautiful things. This festival will thrill everyone!
To było kreatywne wyzwanie mobilizujące do poszukiwania nieoczywistych rozwiązań.
THE C0NCERT DURING A<FESTIVAL IN KAT0WICE WAS A P0WERFUL AND FRESH MEETING WITH THE L0CAL PUBLIC, WHICH WE REALLY APPRECIATE. THE PARTY WAS WELL 0RGANISED, UNUSUAL STAGE DESIGN, STAGE LIGHTS. THE DANCING AUDIENCE WAS THE BEST.