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Idea Camp 2015: Meet the 25 R&D Grantees and their ideas

Following ECF’s second Idea Camp which took place from 23 to 25 September 2015 in Botkyrka (Sweden), the 50 participants – the Idea Makers  - were invited to further develop their ideas on this year's theme  “Build the City” and submit a proposal for a Research and Development (R&D) Grant. “Build the City” is about applying the principles and ethics of the commons to the transformation of the city, its communities and its economy. It is about people creating more sustainable cities through social cooperation and active participation with culture at its heart.

Meet the 25 R&D grantees: check out this list of the  25 proposals which have each been awarded an R&D grant of up to 10.000 EUR at

To read the individual biographies of each grantee, check the Idea Camp 2015 Booklet presenting the 50 participants to the Idea Camp.

I am a freelance writer, literary translator, editor and curator based in Amsterdam. I work internationally on a variety of literary and cultural projects. My primary interest is in challenging official narratives and advocating freedom of expression through different creative processes, using various media, online and offline. I have worked with cultural organisations and have participated in residencies: as translator-in- residence at the Free Word Centre in London (2013); as a cultural journalist at WAAW in Senegal (2015); and most recently at Copenhagen University to work on my project City in Translation, looking at stories behind the multilingual expressions throughout cities. I work closely with ECF on curating their online presence, including website, eZine and social media, as well as with MitOSt in Berlin on the Tandem Cultural Exchange programme and as literature curator with Europalia International Arts Festival in Brussels. More on:

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