I’m happy that you were able to do the Common Water project. It really makes a difference for so many people, to be able to process what they have been forced to go through in their lives. I’m happy to be able to support such great work!
Floating EKA is run by volunteers who are passionate about the cause and motivated by a desire to make a meaningful difference in the world. Floating EKA has a highly innovative and creative approach to solving problems. They employ novel approaches to tackling complex issues, and they are often nimble and responsive in the face of changing circumstances.
Floating EKA Board Member, Portugal
participant of the Common Water workshops in Poland, Floating EKA Patron, Sweden
In a day and age when compassion, unity, and art are sorely needed among humankind - I'm grateful and inspired to see Floating EKA grow. We live in troubled times every inkling of joy in the voices of our fellow people is an expression of greater times to come. I can't wait to see the good Floating EKA foundation continues to do in its evolution and mission.
Floating EKA Patron, USA
I was honoured to be invited to participate in the work of Floating EKA. I have been following the progress of your work over the years since your inception and was delighted to make a small contribution in those early days. Since then Floating EKA has blossomed to become an international platform for projects and debate: often in the most difficult of circumstances.
The project focused on waterfront development is very close to my heart: the case study of Govan's Graving docks forming the heart of my own PHD study so it was hugely beneficial for me to be able to both share my own work and learn from the experiences of others.
My experience of participating was excellent: a warm, collegiate atmosphere and the opportunity to meet exceptional colleagues from other cities.
Thanks so much for including me and I look forward to following you in your next stages of growth and development.
participant of the Common Water project, UK
Art and culture help promote understanding and empathy between people from different backgrounds and perspectives. By facilitating interactions between artists, cultural organisations, and communities, we can promote cross-cultural dialogue and understanding, and help build bridges of communication and trust. This is what Floating EKA is doing through projects such as Sasiedzi.
Therefore, it is more than ever important to keep on working, especially in unstable times, because the communities feel more divided and less connected. Art and cultural initiatives that involve and engage communities to help bring people together, promote social cohesion, and strengthen community ties. Floating EKA , through its initiatives, provides a platform for people to express their thoughts, feelings, and ideas in a creative and constructive way. It is especially important during times of social and political unrest, where people may feel silenced or marginalised at times.
Floating EKA, like many other cultural organisations, has faced significant challenges in those days: decreased funding, restricted mobility, and limited opportunities for collaboration. By creating productive relationships and partnerships, we can help support and strengthen the cultural sector, and ensure that it continues to thrive - this is what I wish for Floating EKA; meaningful partnerships and collaborations in the future.
Floating EKA Board Member, Italy