Presentation(s), Strategies & Party

Celebrations + Strategies with Berlin’s Hybrid Arts and Digital Culture Scene

The working group 21st Century Arts & Digital Culture ( AG21c ) has recently been founded within the Koalition der Freien Szene. Inclusive and self-organised, AG21c aims to lobby Berlin’s political administration to support those Berlin practitioners and organisations working across arts, science, technology, and digital culture. The AG21c is therefore pushing Berlin’s administration to acknowledge our diverse body of works and practices as an art scene in its own right (Kunstsparte). Our goals are better funding opportunities, representation in grant juries, and new working spaces.

Importantly, we want AG21c to help build a stronger and connected community around hybrid arts and digital activism, a community capable of critical reflection on our traditions, practices, media and cultural contributions. In these politically challenging times, we envision our various fields of practice coming together to create new, alternative forms of collective engagement. We want our collective artistic efforts to be recognised as meaningful cultural contributions also outside of conventional exhibition spaces, and thus emphasise the role of artists and cultural producers as agents of social and political transformation.

Join us tonight at Spektrum to learn more about our work and what we are planning to do, to meet others in the scene and to learn about their work, and most importantly celebrate our community and all we have created to make 2017 a more interesting year. We would like to invite you to make use of 5 minutes to introduce yourself (please register via this short form) and also to bring questions, problems, feedback, and suggestions.

 @ Spektrum · dezember 2017