Workshop Recap: Urban Sustainable Development Lab x Apolitical
On October 8, the Urban Sustainable Development Lab collaborated with Apolitical to host a workshop on digital innovation in social care. This session marks the completion of the ongoing trial of Care View co-funded by the UK and European Space Agencies. Care View is our award-winning digital platform to help local governments re-engage socially isolated older residents..
Our guest speakers were Amalia Zepou, former Vice-Mayor for Civil Society in Athens (Greece) and Jonathan Hindley, Public Health Officer for Leeds City Council (UK). Both Amalia and Jon have pioneered digitally-enabled impact in their cities. …
We’re delighted to announce the names of the six participants from the Munich Storytelling Lab that have been selected for the 3-month mentoring programme. They will recieve support to design and run innovation experiments that connect their projects with demonstrable social impact aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
It’s the first time that we’ve had such a diverse mix — from legacy institutions to startups — working in the fields of culture, fashion, tourism, music and mental health. …
On Wednesday, July 24, we held the first workshop of the DigiTrans project. Launched in collaboration with Dortmunder U, Center for Arts and Creativity in Dortmund, Germany, this one year project explores new digital literacies for the cultural sector. The programme is funded by the Beisheim Stiftung.
DigiTrans explores four themes: rethinking leadership, rethinking teams, rethinking success and rethinking collaboration. We’re interested in the small steps that can have a big impact in the way people conceive and develop projects in the cultural sector. …
We’ve launched a new project — DigiTrans — in collaboration with Dortmunder U, Center for Arts and Creativity in Dortmund, Germany. This six-month digital transformation project will explore new digital literacies for the cultural sector. This programme is funded by the Beisheim Stiftung.
DigiTrans is supported by a dynamic, cross-departmental group at the Dortmunder U led by Jasmin Vogel. Over the coming months, we will invite multidisciplinary experts in the fields of digitalisation, cultural engagement, curatorial practice and accessibility to contribute to the programme.
The programme will explore four themes: Rethinking Leadership, Rethinking Teams, Rethinking Success and Rethinking Collaboration. The activities include curriculum development, introduction to prototyping as well as public engagement workshops to share good practice with cultural institutions across the Ruhrgebiet. …
I’ve just returned from Spain after a planning meeting with our Culture Lab partners Azkuna Zentroa in Bilbao, a UNESCO City of Design. The Culture Lab is a unique program for artists, musicians, performers, writers, makers and designers to find meaningful ways to use digital technologies in their projects as well as create new connections with audiences globally.
I am thrilled to announce our Culture Lab in collaboration with Azkuna Zentroa in Bilbao, Spain. This is a new programme for artists, musicians, performers, writers, makers and designers to find meaningful ways to use digital technologies in their projects as well as make new connections with audiences globally.
The Bilbao edition of the Lab is open to individual artists and collectives working around the Basque Country context. We will engage 30 participants in a 2-day laboratory and then offer an online residency to 10. This six month project also includes a symposium and a conference in November.
I use the word edition as the programme has evolved over the years in response to our participants’ needs. Furthermore, the changes our societies face are very different from just a few years ago. People are influenced by new ideas and trends. They’re engaging in new behaviours. We label people as visitors, audiences, curators, educators, marketeers — which creates an illusion that we’re one step removed from this change. But that’s not the case.
We’re witnessing the rise and fall of global movements. Rather than being swept away by them, how can cultural institutions establish their relevance? How do they participate in and become platforms for social change? …