Port City Culture from home

 Culture and identity 

Ports and cities are not only continuing part of their cultural offer, but also increasing it online. It is the case in Bahía Blanca, Argentina, where the port launched the “Puerto Cultural” program, with the double goal of bringing some entertainment for people in quarantine, but also supporting local artists. The program will include online theatre, concerts and dancing shows in the coming weeks. The Port of Trieste is also following a similar path, with the initiative “#IORESTOACASAENAVIGO” (I remain at home and navigate), with a broad calendar of cultural activities including films, poetry, music and creative workshops for children. The program has been developed in cooperation with several local cultural actors and will be transmitted in the social channels of the port. In other port cities, like Tarragona (Spain) and Valparaíso (Chile), the ports have cooperated with different cultural partners to how literary and drawing (respectively) contests for children. They include different awards and are connected to broader programs, like the online San Jordi in Tarragona. Adult audiences can also explore port city culture, for example in the online port archive of Lisbon and Setúbal (Portugal), that recently conclude the digitalization of its collection of historical documents.

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