Arts FormationCollaboration with Copenhagen Business SchoolFall/winter 2020 (current)

Artsformation is exploring the intersection between arts, society and technology, We research, create and experiment.

Artsformation is a research project that aims to understand, analyse, and promote the ways in which the Arts can reinforce the social, cultural, economic, and political benefits of digital transformation. Artsformation investigates the potential of the Arts to intervene in critical social issues, with a view to remedying a range of abusive and exploitative aspects of digital technologies, such as labour politics, privacy and education. With Artsformation we aim to support and be part of the process of making our communities resilient and adaptive in the 4th Industrial Revolution through research, innovation and applied artistic practice.

 

The Artsformation project kicks off this Autumn 2020 led by the Norwegian Business School (Norway), the Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), LATRA (Greece), KEA European Affairs (Brussels), WAAG (Amsterdam), FACT (UK), Transmediale (Germany), European Alternatives (Italy/France) and Trinity College Dublin (Ireland). The project intends to explore the Arts, as an actor in shaping the transformation of society towards a more sustainable digital future in Europe.

 

In a moment where digital transformation as a grand societal challenge is generating fierce debate within academia, industry, policy-making, and the economy, Artsformation will develop knowledge, toolsets, and prototypes to leverage the social potential of the Arts in digital transformations. 

 

The last decade has seen a rapid growth of Arts for social change initiatives as well as artistic practices that combine digital and social practice art, geared towards making an actual impact on human life in the digital age. In response, digital culture has come into the agenda of almost all cultural institutions and educational programs. Despite a great expansion in studies, media and policy has been slow in recognizing such new trends and so have failed to timely study the cross-over between the digital, the social, and the artistic. Artsformation wants to help leverage this great, but underutilised potential facilitating a rapprochement between the artistic, technological, enterprise, policy, and civil society spheres.

 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870726.