On April 12 - 13 in Amsterdam took place Project Risk Change workshops, with the main theme – the creation of mobile applications. They were divided into two modules. The first was dedicated to generating ideas and finding solutions that helps solving common problems of migration, while the second planned content and structure of the mobile applications.
In addition to workshops we had opportunity to visit the Waag Society, institute for art, science and technology. It introduced us to the latest development projects, as well as different kind of creative lab’s.
About the project: Risk Change will refect and co-construct migration policies in EU and wider in innovative ways. EU is building internal walls (Hungary, Bulgaria, UK and France), without a common strategy on migration and human rights. Mass media stages problems: once asylum seekers are victims, then potential terrorists; some media represent racist non-migrant policies etc. A broader view is very rare.
Art, science and culture are able to rise above simplistic humanitarian or extreme right wing approaches and point out a complex relationship of local spaces and global forces. Contemporary migration tests EU identity and diversity, common culture and philosophy.
Partners: ACE KIBLA, Maribor, Slovenia (project leader); ACAX/League of Independent Art Spaces, Budapest, Hungary; RIXC, Riga, Latvia; MMSU, Rijeka, Croatia; MSUV, Novi Sad, Serbia; ZINC, Marseilles, France; 7scenes, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; FOPSIM, Zejtun, Malta; Department of Philosophy and History of Science, School of Science, University of Athens, Greece; The Mighty Creatives, Lester, Great Britain, and 26 associates.
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