Observatory of Cultural Policies: “Territorial Projects and Cooperation”

30 January 2017. Published by Benoît Labourdette.
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Territory, digital, culture, participation, participation, creativity... keys to understanding and methodologies for relevant and innovative projects.

The Observatory of Cultural Policies in collaboration with l’office organized from 30 January to 3 February 2017 at the Shadok in Strasbourg (as well as at Mediatheque André Malraux in Strasbourg and at ZKM in Karlsruhe - Germany) a training course for cultural professionals : Digital Cultures Workshops #2, Territorial and Cooperation Projects.

I intervened there for half a day, on the theme Expressive Practices and Education 2.0, to accompany the participants to:

  • Understand a good understanding of digital, its technologies, practices and psychosocial issues.
  • Consider cultural appropriation projects in the territories. Examples and methodologies.
  • Understand from within the mechanisms at work and potentialities of digital participatory projects. Contribution to a collective filmography, creation of a collective film and brainstorming ideas for innovative cultural proposals with digital technology.

Collective filmography

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The ideas proposed in brainstorming

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The collective film made and the audio recording of the formation

You can watch the collective film and listen to the complete recording of the training session.

Audio recording of Benoît Labourdette’s intervention (french)

Presentation of the training

These workshops look at digital technologies from the point of view of public action and its territorial ecosystems: how can communities and cultural actors contribute to them?
to the digital transition? How do digital cultures transform the logic of action? What new forms of cooperation do they involve?

The aim of the training is to pass on intervention methods and examine good practices related to digital technology, from the point of view of local and regional authorities, public institutions and independent operators.

It aims to increase the capacity to develop strategies and projects, taking into account the new uses and forms of expression, sharing, collaboration and sociability generated by the Internet and digital technologies.

These workshops will take place in Strasbourg and its region, where initiatives in the field of digital cultures are developing. Small group work sequences are scheduled over the weekend to allow participants to produce project scenarios in the form of multimedia deliverables.

Skills targeted

  • Design innovative digital cultural strategies, projects and services
  • Translate approaches, concepts and notions into precepts of action and decision support
    that capture contemporary cultural issues related to digital technology
  • Adapting cultural projects to the new economic and social models of digital technology
    Identify the most relevant local, national and European contacts and support programmes
  • Develop project scenarios and intervention plans integrating the specificities of digital cultures and territories concerned
  • Build arguments to present a project and defend it to partners, elected officials and collaborators
  • Work in a cross-cutting and intersectoral manner to increase the effectiveness of public policies and the action of organizations involved in the development of digital cultures
  • Use agile methods and tools for collaborative work (online or online)


  • Specificities of digital cultures
  • Digital transition within the cultural sector
  • Impact of digital technology on cultural practices and behaviours
  • Artistic creation and creative industries
  • Digital mediation and new missions for cultural facilities
  • Digital Free and Common Cultures
  • Interventions by public authorities
  • Project methodologies


  • Cultural professionals
  • Community agents and elected officials in cultural policy areas, from popular education, digital education and territorial development
  • Artists

Education organization

  • Framing interventions
  • Practical case studies
  • Small group work sequences on the realization of multimedia deliverables
  • Documentary record
  • Extranet site dedicated to trainees, allowing the preparation of the training and the continuation of exchanges after the session (online documentary file, detailed program, discussion forum, document sharing...)

Training Stakeholders

  • Vincent Guillon, Deputy Director, Observatory of Cultural Policies
  • Perrine Boissier, coordinator, the office
  • Emmanuel Vergès, coordinator, the office
  • Benoît Labourdette, filmmaker, consultant in new media, pedagogical, Benoît Labourdette Production
  • Geoffrey Delcroix, Innovation & Prospective, Technology and Innovation Directorate, CNIL, Commission nationale informatique et libertés
  • Franck Queyraud, Project Manager for Digital Media, Media Libraries Department, City and Eurométropole de Strasbourg
  • Hervé Le Crosnier, teaching researcher on web technologies and digital culture, University of Caen
  • Milad Doueihi, holder of the Chair of Digital Humanism at Sorbonne University and at the OBVIL Labex, Université Paris Sorbonne
  • Margit Rosen, Head of Archives, Collections and Research, ZKM
  • Bruno Cohen, project manager, New intelligences of urban territories, Greater Nancy Urban Community, artist
  • Raphaël Besson, PhD in Territorial Sciences, Laboratoire PACTE, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble
  • Thierry Danet, Director, Artefact - The Dairy / Ososphere, Strasbourg
  • Géraldine Farage, Shadok Manager, Digital Manufacturing, City and Eurométropole de Strasbourg
  • Pierre Jakubowicz, political collaborator, Regional Council of Alsace
Observatory of Cultural Policies: “Territorial Projects and Cooperation” - 1. © Benoît Labourdette. Observatory of Cultural Policies: “Territorial Projects and Cooperation” - 2. © Benoît Labourdette. Observatory of Cultural Policies: “Territorial Projects and Cooperation” - 3. © Benoît Labourdette.
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