How can old patterns be broken and made anew? Artistic partners from past and future European and African Capitals of Culture develop new strategies for creative collaboration together. In addition, all European partners work with a respective “dialogue partner” from the African continent. The European Capital of Culture Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024 is creating this multiple-year dialogue format together with Christoph Schlingensiefʼs Operndorf Afrika in Burkina Faso. The goal is alongside artistic activities, such as residency programs, to also pursue cultural policy activities. This act of building bridges between the continents comprises social, ecological as well as spatial dimensions: This will thus make traditional interrelationships visible and, at the same time, create a current understanding in order to define the future anew, together.