AUGMENTED EUROPE IDEATHON IN BERLIN
Connecting People and Places
9 December 2020 from 11.30-16.30

What is Augmented Europe?

Augmented Europe (AugE) is a joint project of 4 European art centers who want to make Europe a better place by prototyping new ideas, solutions and innovative policies on social inclusion (MEET, Milan), intercultural understanding (Public Art Lab, Berlin), nature and climate change (RICX Riga) and sharing economy models (MADE,Tessaloniki) - funded by the Europe for Citizens programme

About the Berlin ideathon 'Connecting People and Places'

Want to learn about curatorial practices and methods for connecting people and places beyond physical borders? Join our Augmented Europe Ideathon in Berlin!
Once part of the Living the City exhibition at Tempelhofer Feld, Augmented Europe is now an online ideathon curated by Public Art Lab in Berlin.

Sign up for the one-day event on 9 December and learn more about new intercultural narratives like translocal activism, telematic performances during pandemic times, social inclusion co-design strategies and urban interfaces. Talks and breakout sessions will feature artists, experts, and over 150 youth participants from neighbouring countries.
In 15 min. talks three keynote speakers represent three approaches and methods about connecting people and places and prototype new ideas in three breakout sessions on zoom.

Connecting People and Places - topics and speakers

Topic 1 - Social inclusion for migrating cultures
Which intercultural narratives contribute to welcome, understand and include migrating cultures in our local environments? What are communicative platforms and forms of approaches? How can we facilitate social inclusion?
Showcase 1:
Weltstadt / World City
by Matze Görig, artist of Schlesische 27, Berlin
For the exhibition 'World City - Memory and Future of Refugees in Model' the NGO Schlesische 27 invited representatives of the migrating cultures from Africa and the Near and Middle East to design residential houses, schools, prayer and business buildings from their memories to trigger an understanding about their living forms. The models were built out of cardboard and wood and presented as a walk-in urban landscape, a "cosmopolitan city" on an exhibition area of around 500 square metres.

Topic 2 - Translocal activism for cross-cultural exchange
How to create an activist translocal dialogue by empowering people and connecting places?
Showcase 2:
SMSlingshot and G-Frame
by Christian Zoellner, co-founder of VR_Urban and The Constitute designer, artist and professor at University of Art and Design Halle
Reclaim the Screens! The SMSlingshot is a tangible device to empower people to write own statements and catapult them on the screens and walls of our cities where they will be projected as a colored splash. Two SMSlingshots at two different places can connect people and places to lead a translocal dialogue.

Topic 3 - Telematic performance in pandemic times
How to create telematic scenarios and networked interfaces in times of social distances?
Showcase 3:
Neuro-Knitting Beethoven
by the media artists Varvara Guljajeva and Mar Canet
Originally planned as a live tour across Hong Kong, Seoul, Beijing, and Shanghai, Neuro-Knitting Beethoven has been adapted into an interactive concert installation. While a pianist is paying and wearing an EEG helmet; brainwaves are transformed through data visualization and fed into a knitting machine, which produces a brainwave-patterned scarf at the artist’s studio in Talinn, Estonia. This interplay of neural impulses and knitting process is then projected in real-time back to the concert hall.

NEURO-KNITTING BEETHOVEN by Varvara Guljajeva and Mar Canet is a co-production with the Goethe-Institute Hong Kong, Hong Kong Arts Center and Goethe-Institut Seoul and Art Center Nabi within the framework of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary.

Berlin programme on 9 December

11.30-12.00
welcome by the Augmented Europe partners
Public Art Lab | Berlin, RIXC | Riga, MEET |Milan, MADE |Tessaloniki

12.00-13.00
introduction talks & walks at former Tempelhofer Airport
with Lukas Feireiss through the 'Living the City' exhibition
Susa Pop, Public Art Lab about Connecting People and Places
Maja Stark, AURORA School for ARtists

13.00-14.00
Connecting People and Places - topics and showcases

Social inclusion for migrating cultures: Weltstadt / World City
by Matze Görig, artist of Schlesische 27, Berlin
Translocal activism for cross-cultural exchange: SMSlingshot
by Christian Zoellner, co-founder of VR_Urban and The Constitute designer, artist and professor at University of Art and Design Halle
Telematic performance in pandemic times: Neuro-Knitting Beethoven
by the media artists Varvara Guljajeva and Mar Canet

14.30-15.30
Prototyping ideas in 3 parallel Zoom breakout sessions facilitated by the artists & speakers

15.30-16.30
Pitching session and presentation of the ideas / wrap up

DO YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE?

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

On December 8th we will send you via e-mail the Zoom link to participate the next day.
The programme addresses to people under 30 y/o, speak English and are familiar with digital tools, you can meet 150 other young people from Berlin, Milan, Riga and Thessaloniki and the neighbouring countries.

CONTACT

Public Art Lab Berlin
Brunnenstr. 41 - 10115 Berlin
www.publicartlab.org
susapop@publicartlab.com
+49 163 3912292


Final co-creation event – June 2021

Project Partners

AugE is promoted by:
MEET (Milano – IT) – coordinator
Public Art Lab (Berlin – DE)
RICX (Riga – LV)
MADE (Thessaloniki – GR)