Detroit Call for Participation: Access to Arts & Culture

From Submerge via Afrofuturism to Detroit Techno - Detroit’s diverse creative scene has nurtured the city into a global beacon of arts, music and culture. But what does access look like across your field, whether you are an artist or critical consumer, museum researcher or maker, programmer or cross-disciplinary thinker?

re:publica Detroit will be all about Access. In this track, we’re specifically looking at Access to the Arts & Culture. Let’s examine the pulse of Detroit: How does the city’s boom and bust shape its vibrancy? How is art creating a more inclusive, supportive and active community? What infrastructure exists to establish global creative expression among struggling musicians and artists? And how will the future of museum impact the consumption of cultural artifacts?

Let's playfully reinvent culture, test out boundaries and impart knowledge:  Together with you, we want to embark on a search for places of interest in the digital society, rethink artistic basement, museums and community spaces further, but also analyze how established cultural institutions and libraries are frequented in Detroit. What are you currently working on as freelance artists, what limits do you have that you want to overcome together with the re:publica community? What experiences have you already made with digital technologies that you would like to pass on or further develop in a crowdsourcing session?

Are you currently working on an exciting format that you would like to present in a workshop at re:publica? What should a digital society meeting space look like for cultural workers, so that they can discuss, (collaboratively) design and experiment? And who should pay for it?

Whether you want to report from within an institution, further develop a participative theatre idea, set up an AI-controlled installation or make your coding services available in a cultural hackathon: Artistic interventions are just as welcome in our "Arts & Culture" track as cultural-political activism. Whether you are an artist or critical consumer, museum researcher or maker, programmer or cross-disciplinary thinker - let us know what drives you on the subject of digital culture. Submit your content idea until August 1st through our Call for Participation. We look forward to reading your submission!

Read more about our other tracks here:
Mobility & Urban Space
Work & the New Economy