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The Nordic Centre is happy to coordinate a new EU project on the arts and the digital transformation

April 1st, 2020. Author: Christian Fieseler

The new H2020 project Artsformation: Mobilising the Arts for an Inclusive Digital Transformation is an answer to the inequalities in the artists and citizens’ capabilities to thrive in the digital transformation era.

A new project lead by Professor Christian Fieseler from BI’s Centre for Internet and Society has succeeded in the competition to receive funding from the EU as part of the H2020 research programme. Through research, innovation and applied artistic methods this project aims to develop artists and citizens’ capacity to adapt in a digitalized world and be able to act as effective participants in their communities.   

In a rapidly changing European society where digital transformation has deep impacts on the academia, industry, economy, society and policy-making, the inclusive and responsible management of data and preservation of our privacy remains as one of the biggest challenges. Artsformation seeks to explore how arts can contribute to the transformation of our society into a more inclusive and sustainable in the context of a digitalized future.

The main objective of this new H2020 project is to understand, analyse and promote the ways in which the arts can reinforce the social, cultural, economic and political benefits of the digital transformation. Likewise, Artsformation aims to investigate the role of the arts in critical social issues such as abusive and exploitative aspects of digital technologies.

With the use of combined research methods including the application of artistic techniques, the consortium partners intend to deliver a cutting-edge research in Europe. The partners’ consortium includes different institutions such as research centres, think tanks, artist movements among others to cover different perspectives on a very relevant thematic. BI researchers will collaborate with peers from the Copenhagen Business School, The Trinity College Dublin, WAAG Society, LATRA, KEA Research Centre, Transmediale Festival, FACT organisation and European Alternatives – Euroalter.

Artsformation received a total of 30 million NOK from the EU’s research programme and will last until 2023.

For more information, please visit our project website: HERE