EFGAMP, the European Federation of Game Archives, Museums and Preservation Project, is partner with European Culture Forum for the organization of the Game Jam. VIGAMUS Foundation, who is among the EFGAMP Founding members, will manage the 36 hours game development competition. This is the first time a Game Jam is held within the context of European Culture Forum. The teams attending the Game Jam will represent different Countries from all over Europe: such as Italy, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Finland, Poland.
The European Culture Forum is a biennial flagship event organised by the European Commission to raise the profile of European cultural cooperation, to bring together cultural sectors’ key players and to debate on EU culture policy and initiatives. Its 2017 edition will also mark the official launch of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, the thematic EU year devoted to our common cultural assets and all their aspects.
The event, for the first time outside of Brussels, will take place at Superstudio in the booming creative neighbourhood of Tortona in Milan. This extraordinary event venue, once a bicycle factory and then a place for fashion publishing and art created by a renowned Italian art director Flavio Lucchini in the 1980s, will provide an inspiring and thought-provoking decorum for lively discussions, unexpected meetings and fruitful exchanges.
Can culture help to tackle European and global challenges? Does cultural heritage matter to Europeans? How can culture in cities and regions help to shape more cohesive and inclusive societies? These are some of the questions that will be discussed inside Milan’s forum.