The New Networked Normal

Abandon Normal Devices

Cooperation Projects

England

2017

Total project grant (euros)

200,000

Programme

Creative Europe

Sub-programme

Culture

Call number

EACEA 45/2016

Project date

1 Jul 2017 - 30 Jun 2019

Number of partners in project

5

Lead organisation

Abandon Normal Devices Ltd, UK

Partners

Stichting STRP, Netherlands

Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Spain

Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH, Germany

Asociacion D-I-N-A, Spain

The New Networked Normal (NNN) is a project about art, technology and citizenship in age of the Internet, focusing on:

  • Transnational mobility of artists and professionals
  • Co-production and circulation of new artworks
  • Capacity building in digitization and the circulation of artworks and debate online
  • A programme of audience engagement through real world and online activities

It brings together five leading organisations in the field of contemporary media arts from across Europe: Abandon Normal Devices (UK), D-I-N-A (ES), Kulturprojekte (DE), STRP (NL) and Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) (ES), who together have a rich history in fostering a critical understanding of contemporary culture and technology.

In a time of political uncertainty and rapid technological change, global events are disrupting our economic, cultural, social and geographical norms, bringing our ideals of citizenship, sovereignty and governance into question. We will tackle this through an innovative public programme of digital co-productions, pop-up exhibitions, discursive events, hands-on workshops and online activities.  The project will focus on 3 main themes:

  • Algorithmic Citizenship - How artists respond to the datafication of the everyday?
  • New Materials & Tools - What materials are being mined as a consequence of the digital landscape?
  • Extra-territorial Spaces - As networks become more regulated, what possibilities do hidden spaces pose for artistic production and circulation?

We will bring together artists, technologists, theorists, scientists, hackers, makers, community builders and cryptographers, to connect directly with citizens in our cities, festivals, online platforms and back alleys of the internet.

Apart from the project activities, NNN will create a new pan-European partnership and platform for engaging audiences in urgent social topics through arts and culture, with the aim to expand NNN as a sustainable international partnership over the next 5 years. 

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