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Politics of Change

so-on collective     print
thursday december 18, 2008 – saturday december 20, 2008
Politics of Change is een project dat artistieke research doet naar grassroots gemeenschappen die op innoverende wijze duurzame veranderingen bijdragen aan onze maatschappij. Een multimedia archief-installatie documenteert op extensieve wijze deze nieuwe formats op sociaal, educatief en ecologisch gebied aan de hand van films, foto's, interviews en andere informatie.
PoC is een collaboratief project waaraan kunstenaars, activisten en theoretici als gelijkgestemden samenwerken. Vertrekkend vanuit een breed artistiek en theoretisch veld willen we nieuwe en duurzame relaties onderzoeken tussen de mens, zijn leefwereld en technologie, met een focus op de rol van de vrouw.

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Politics of Change is a research project in which artists, theorists and activists reflect on innovative ideas, contributions and solutions which support distributed and grassroot structures. This reflection takes place through a program of free discussion and dialogue and is documented in a multimedia archive-installation.
The focus is on the role of women at the core of these communities.
Drawing on a wide range of artistic and theoretical approaches, the aim is to imagine new and sustainable relationships between humans, their environments and (appropriate) technologies.

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thursday december 18, 2008 – saturday december 20, 2008
okno, brussels
Politics of Change was a gathering in Brussels during a 3-day workshop arranged by so-on and hosted by okno, both cultural organizations composed of several members engaged in different aspects of the artistic creation. The call, made by the filmmaker and activist Annemie Maes, had different goals. One of them was to reflect on topics as gender and activism in the cultural field, another was the sharing of common technical tools to be used for sharing and spreading the word. One of the main issues we confront today as artists, thinkers and activists, is the fragmentation of our landscapes and the difficulty of access to mainstream media.

The artistic and cultural field remains a field where only a few actors achieve a mega status and become icons. Which strategy should be used to raise the number of multiplicators and create networks to get support and collaboration?The participants in the workshop came from different fields, writers, students, filmmakers, anthropologists, journalists, visual artists, economists, researchers.



okno --- koolmijnenkaai 30/34 --- 1080 brussels --- belgium --- steklo♥okno.be --- tel +32 2 410 9940