In November of 2019, a group of scholars, artists, activists, and policymakers convened in Zagreb, Croatia, to explore critical issues surrounding the role of cultural participation and inclusive governance in contemporary democracies.

The Kultura Nova Foundation organized the event in collaboration with the Cultural participation network and the Centre for Cultural Policy at the University of Leeds and the Danish research network Take Part from Aarhus University.

Kiley Arroyo participated in the panel entitled “Global Perspectives on Democratic Innovation in Cultural Governance” alongside fellow panelists Arundhati Ghosh (India), Mauricio Delfín (Peru / USA) and moderator Ana Zuvela (Croatia). Ms. Arroyo took this opportunity to present emerging insights from her research on the ways that a living systems framework can help to realize the promise of cultural democracy. This presentation is available by request.

Additional information about the seminar can be found here, along with the complete program.