ELISAVA will host part of the third edition of the IAM Weekend 2017, which will take place from April 27th to 30th at the School and the Mercat de les Flors.
This annual meeting for internet culture passionate in Barcelona, organized by IAM-Internet Age Media, will focus on The Renaissance of Utopias through talks and workshops. An ideal scenario to get to know the research and experiments that throughout the year look for re-defining the concept of utopias as useful and stimulating tool to invent better futures in the Internet era.
Its programme will have more than 20 lecturers, among them Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, a young editor that is challenging the stereotypes built around Muslim women in the media; Nathan Jurgenson, the theorist and researcher of social media of Snapchat; the activist, feminist and director Jasmina Tešanović; or the journalist and well-known cyberpunk novelist Bruce Sterling. The event, which will include a posthumous tribute to the recently deceased Zygmunt Bauman, father of the concept ‘liquid modernity’, will explore how utopias can help us to understand the convergence of the future of the media, education and arts.
Elisava Alumni Lab was created as a space for creativity, experimentation and planning, where several profiles can complement and can develop concepts and ideas focused on a particular area. On this occasion, within the framework of cooperation between Elisava Alumni and IAM Weekend 2017, five students have developed and implemented a system of different elements for different areas of the environment that can be observed during the event.
Tutors: Albert Fuster, Laura Clèries (ELISAVA Research) and Axel Gasulla from Domestic Data Streamers.
Title: Exploring creative skills
Description: how creative are we? What does really mean to be creative? How to approach and boost the creative process? We will explore these questions in a participative, dynamic workshop where we will explore the creative skills from intuition to fact, from individual to system, and define working groups for a specific challenge based on individual creative skills. Dare to be creative!
The collaboration of ELISAVA with IAM was initiated from Elisava Alumni, since we consider that the event is an environment where our students, but especially out Alumni community, can access the latest trends within the internet fields as culture, and where they can do a valuable networking at an international level from Barcelona, both for the lecturers and the participants profiles. On the other hand, thanks to the agreements with IAM, both our Alumni and School staff will enjoy an access with discount for the meeting.