Rigaâ€™s Center for New Media Culture RIXCÂ is welcoming submissions â€“ articles, conceptual and artistic texts, research papers and visual contributions â€“ from artists, theorists, scientists, researchers who are engaged with issues of social and ecological sustainability, and who are interested in a deeper understanding of technology, for the nextÂ Acoustic SpaceÂ (Volume No. 12), a peer-reviewed journal for interdisciplinary research on art, science, technology and society, devoted with the themeÂ Art of Resilience.
The conference exploring the topic â€”Â Art of ResilienceÂ â€” took place duringÂ Art+Communication 2012Â festival inÂ Riga, October 5-6, 2012Â (http://rixc.lv/12). The forthcoming publication will include papers presented at this conference, but will not be limited to it and is open for contributions by other authors. It will be published in English.
â€œToday art is leaving its autonomous position behind the societyâ€™s quest for a sustainable future. Artists who once were in vanguard of exploring digital frontiers, today again are among the first ones who are actively engaged in looking for other ways how to make the world more sustainable.
Resilience is one of the key tactics that helps people to undergo unstable, uncertain times. The idea of a resilience is used as a guiding theme and as a point of departure for the discussions with which we aim at fostering deeper understanding of social, cultural and ecological, as well as technological sustainability issues.
We are questioning: How to enhance resilience â€“ our capability to cope with todayâ€™s complex situation that has occurred in the result of rapid â€˜techno-sciencesâ€™ development? Does art play a role of a â€˜catalystâ€™ in this quest for sustainability, if it keeps actively establishing new connections with other fields â€“ science and technology, architecture and design, rural infrastructure development and urban planning, social networking and global engineering? How these emergent art practices that are bridging not only different fields but also exploiting resilience experiences from different times and different cultures, are contributing towards developing a successful scenario for the future world?â€
Deadline for submitting full papers â€“Â March 15, 2013
However, abstracts can be submitted first â€“ deadline for abstracts:Â February 11, 2013
Length of texts:Â between 2500 and 8000 words (i.e. 20 000 â€“ 45 000 characters).
Submitted texts should include:
- short abstract (ca. 250 words, i.e. 1500 characters)
- 5 â€“ 6 keywords
- short bio of the author (ca. 100 words, i.e. 800 characters)
References should be in APA style.
Language for submissions: English.
The publication will come out inÂ October, 2013, and it will be presented at theÂ Media Art Histories 2013: ReNew conference / Art+Communication 2013Â festival, October 8-11, 2013.
Please send abstracts and texts to the editor: Rasa SmiteÂ rasa [at] rixc [dot] lv
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Cultura21â€²s international network, launched in April 2007, offers the online and offline platform for exchanges and mutual learning among its members.
– Sacha Kagan (based in LÃ¼neburg, Germany) and Rana Ã–ztÃ¼rk (based in Berlin, Germany)
– Oleg Koefoed and Kajsa Paludan (both based in Copenhagen, Denmark)
– Hans Dieleman (based in Mexico-City, Mexico)
– Francesca Cozzolino and David Knaute (both based in Paris, France)
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