What Drives Us? A Forum on Festival Sustainability


Next week I am going to Montréal (Canada) to take part in the HTMlles Festival, and to introduce the Conference What Drives Us? A Forum on Festival Sustainability. My presentation will focus on the modalities of networking as a curatorial method, having as main example the experience of the reSource transmedial culture berlin, reflecting on the pro and contra of applying a network methodology to connect a festival more directly with local actors, introducing an element of unpredictability and uncertainty into a consolidated festival structure. At the event there will be festival and event producers and organizers to discuss a matter that is really crucial for many  that work independently or inside curatorial projects/institutions.

Sustainability-roundtable_2What Drives Us? A Forum on Festival Sustainability
The HTMlles 11, Feminist festival of media arts + digital culture, November 7-15, 2014. Montréal, CA
Introduced by Tatiana Bazzichelli (Berlin)

Roundtable Discussion: Friday, November 14, 2 – 5 PM
Work Sessions: Saturday, November 15, 11 AM – 3 PM
Studio 303 (372, Sainte-Catherine W (303). Metro: Place-des-Arts)

In looking to the future through ZÉR0 FUTUR{E}, The HTMlles bring together festival organizers to think about sustainability. The gathering, taking place over two days, is composed of a roundtable discussion open to the public on the first day, and smaller group sessions and a plenary on specific questions proposed by the participants on the second day. While the focus is on (media) art festivals, the gathering is open to any festival organizer. CQAM’s Labàlab wiki will be used by participants to plan and document the discussions. Free and open to all, but please register at: rsvp@htmlles.net

Introduction by Tatiana Bazzichelli (Berlin), Initiator/Developer of “reSource transmedial culture berlin” by transmediale
With: Edgy Women/Redux (Montreal), Elektra (Montreal), Electropixel (Nantes), Qouleur (Montreal), MUTEK (Montreal), Sight & Sound (Montreal), VIVA! Art Action (Montreal).

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