Michael Arzt, Artistic Director Halle14, GER
Michael Arzt Artistic Director of Halle14 in Leipzig, spoke at Tran-si-tion International Conference as part of Longbridge Light Festival 2014. Michael discussed the role of Halle14 in the transformation of the Spinnerei Cotton Mill (at one time the largest cotton mill in Europe) into a leading arts centre in Leipzig, Germany.
Halle14 is an independent not for profit arts centre based within Spinnerei, what used to be Europe's largest cotton mill. The arts organisation were instrumental in supporting Spinnerei's redevelopment and transformation into a thriving cultural hub through the 'Second Chance' EU project involving five European partner cities.