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Katarina Pavić

Katarina Pavić is a cultural worker and activist. She has been active in the independent cultural scene in Croatia and the region of former Yugoslavia since 2005. She has an extensive experience in facilitation of networking and collaboration of cultural and activist collectives. Katarina worked as the overall coordinator of the Clubture Network – a collaborative platform bringing together independent cultural organisations in Croatia, in the period 2009-17. She also helped to develop activities of other collaborative platforms and networks in the Region. Katarina also engages as an advocate and researcher on the intersection of civil society development, activism and cultural critique. She participated as an expert and activist in a number of consultative processes and campaigns involving different stakeholders, from local communities to international organisations, from organisation of public petitions and gatherings to conferences and symposiums. She received an MA in Culture industry from Goldsmiths, University of London, where she currently resides.

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Katarina Pavić: On Governance in Culture

Katarina Pavić, a cultural worker and activist from Zagreb, Croatia, talks about reshaping cultural organizations: What you do every day is a habit, and then your habits form your character, then your character informs the way you do things and the way you organize. When we talk about reshaping organizational systems — this is how we need to start. We need to start with what we are doing every day and how we are doing things every day and this is how we produce something that is called change or novelty.


Fair Governance: Where Are We Now, and Where Should We Be?

Fair governance is highly applicable subject of discussion within independent cultural organizations. It consists from set of values which, when applied to particular governing within a group, refer to how participants govern this group, what values they want to provide, but also open question self-governance, self-facilitation, the responsibility of each member. The group sets up different tools of fair governance. What is fairness and what does it mean not only in arts and culture, but also in a more global context of relations? How do we govern now, how can we govern in the future? Can fair governance exclude classical resources, such as funding?

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