TEH 40th Anniversary

The objective of the Dream, Believe, Transform campaign!

Published on March 31, 2023


We the Dreamers! All of us in TEH started with a DREAM; We dream of a fairer more just future – one that cherishes diversity and freedom of expression. With the same eyes we look at abandoned places, the same way we look at our world, envisioning all the amazing possibilities that could be. We BELIEVE in our power to change things for the better, in social and spatial justice, more than anything we believe in societies’ capacity for good and in our own capacity to support, lead and inspire positive change even in the most uncertain of times. This belief inspires a quality shift of mindset and agency in our communities. Over time we TRANSFORM our neighbourhoods and cities into vibrant cultural environments brimming with life and creativity. Our audiences become visionaries, doers, drivers of change that fight for an open society where all citizens belong.  

Through all the ups & downs, we have always stayed TOGETHER: together with our dreams, communities and peers. We feel each other’s support and it makes us stronger! We are multiple unique voices and when we speak – we cannot be ignored!  


About the 40th anniversary campaign

The objective of the Dream, Believe, Transform campaign is to give shape to our network’s spirit, through our member’s own journey, stories and moments. Dream, Believe, Transform could be a way to describe phases in a cycle, phases that we want to explore together with our members throughout this year.  

Through the lense of Dream, Believe, Transform approach, we will reflect upon our past as well as set intention for the future. We will start by honouring our rich history and bringing to life stories of our founding member centres and people who shaped the network and nourished it throughout the years. We will make sure that all voices are given enough space but would particularly like to celebrate our female founders!  

We will physically reconnect in Leipzig and use this opportunity to share the stories of our members with a wider audience by broadcasting them live across Europe and beyond! And, of course, it will be an occasion for all members party away and to contribute to the celebration by co-designing it together.  

Once the Leipzig meeting is over, we will set our gaze on the future by giving voice to the new generation of cultural spaces. We will tip into new challenges and opportunities that cultural spaces face and how as a network we could address them collectively.  

TEH #95 Live ON AIR: Building bridges through transnational dreams

During our meeting in Leipzig , the amazing Sphere Radio crew radio broadcasted onsite by bringing a brilliant and talented team of radio curators from alternative radio stations and TEH members. If you couldn’t tune in on the day, here are the podcasts for you to catch up.

We are collecting stories from TEH Ambassadors and those who started the network about our collective history. If you would like to contribute, please get in touch with our ESC volunteer Victoria at victoria@teh.net. We will use these stories to create posts on social media and add them to a book/fanzine publication!

  • We will have a radio booth at TEH Conference in Leipzig and broadcast live from the event! If you have a radio station at your centre and would like to get involved, please email us at marcom@teh.net.
  • We are collecting photos, old magazine and newspaper article clippings, videos, old posters, etc. Please, send us everything at marcom@teh.net and we will choose the best ones to project in Leipzig during the Conference and to include in the final publication!
  • You can contribute to the PARTY in Leipzig! More info is coming via newsletter!

If you have other ideas what we can do more, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at marcom@teh.net! We would love to hear from YOU!!!!