A POETIC PROTEST
A FUNCTIONAL INSTRUMENT
THE EXCHANGE OF PERCEPTIONS
BEYOND THE BORDERS OF EMPATHY
FROM HISTORICAL INSIGHT
TO CONTEMPORARY THOUGHT AND ACTION
THOSE WHO LIVE IN POVERTY
REFLECTING TOGETHER WITH
ARTISTS, SCIENTISTS, SOCIAL WORKERS AND POLITICIANS
TO SHARE KNOWLEDGE

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A DELIBERATELY SLOW EXCHANGE
AN ARTISTIC CURRENCY
FOR THE WIDEST POSSIBLE AUDIENCE
IN A VARIETY OF MEDIA
ACROSS BORDERS
FROM EXPLICIT TO SUBTLE
FROM TACTILE TO CEREBRAL
BUT ALWAYS IN A UNIQUE ART FORM
VISUAL ART
MUSIC THEATRE
A TRUE QUEST

 

‘A society’s degree of civilisation can be measured by the way in which it deals with its most vulnerable members.’
a free translation of the words of Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

 

Sadly, poverty is a historical concept which in the light of worldwide population growth will not fade away any time soon. Ecological disasters and wars are fuelling migration, and cities are expanding to become overpopulated metropolises – which we are currently far too slow in preparing for. The evolution of ecology, urban planning, economy and agriculture will dictate how poverty can be eradicated in a future era.

Powerty is a think tank that brings together relevant specialists, goes in search of answers and continuously translates its conclusions into accessible art forms. These include music theatre, visual art and documentary.

Our future lies in the cities and the challenges of our time can only be met if cities become more sustainable and have a more social ethos. This requires inventive solutions and these are precisely what Powerty will be aiming to implement: a city in transition where global economic reality is challenged by the creativity of bottom-up innovators and artists’ avant-garde spirit.

 

‘If a sense of reality exists, then a sense of possibility must also exist.’
Robert Musil

 

Powerty is intended to make art about the harsh reality of society’s underside and about the key parameters that contribute to this. But the core idea is to harness the imaginative power of the arts in order to stimulate a positive evolution. This work is often of a musical, political, poetic and philosophical nature, and does not shy away from beauty and empathy.

Read here our ‘Mission Statement’