06 Jun 2013

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ADA Network Symposium 2013 calling for proposals

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Mesh Cities Christchurch : Aotearoa Digital Arts (ADA) Network Symposium 2013
Dunedin, 13-15 September.

Proposal abstracts due 10 June, 2013

Space : Network : Memory is the 8th ADA Network symposium. ADA symposia have a formidable reputation for critical collegial exchange within the expanded field of digital and media arts. This September in Dunedin we mark a decade of ADA Symposia in response to themes generated by the three year ADA Network research project Mesh Cities Christchurch.

Space : Network : Memory welcomes proposals for provocations, panel participation and presentations of work engaging with aspects of the broad range of practices and approaches necessary for rethinking the contemporary city, the networks that surround and emerge from it, and the memories it holds. 

Space : Network : Memory will include artists, designers, media practitioners and performers, urban planners, historians, theorists, curators, writers, educators, and storytellers.

Space : Network : Memory recognises that the situation of post-quake, post-‘blueprint’, transitional Christchurch generates problems and possibilities for all of Aotearoa/New Zealand. The DUNEDIN symposium will continue this discussion. Dunedin is an historic city with many evident remains of the past, yet, for seismic and economic reasons these environments are in transition and their stories are under threat. Dunedin’s historic warehouse precinct is one focus of discussion, and will feature as a site of conversation. Space : Network : Memory will engage closely and playfully across Dunedin city.

Space : Network : Memory seeks;

  • Proposals for short provocations that respond to histories, architectures, art and media as they interplay and feedback with civic processes, and/or re-engage people in urban and public spaces.
    Your abstract should include: name, contact information, title and a 300 word abstract referencing the relevant symposium theme, and any technical requirements.  Please expect to give a ten minute presentation and contribute to a panel discussion – online resources to support your presentation are welcome. Due 10 June, 2013
  • Panel proposals. These abstracts should include: name of  at least three people to form a panel, contact information, title and a 300 word abstract referencing the relevant symposium theme, and any technical requirements. Please expect to present a collaborative 30 – 40 minute panel – online resources to support your panel presentation are welcome. Due 10 June, 2013
  • Presentations of work. These should include; name, contact details, an image or documentation of the work (if possible), and a 150 word abstract for a five minute discussion. Online resources to support your works are welcome. Due 10 June, 2013
  • Please email your proposals or requests for information to adasymposium2013@ada.net.nz

Details of the Space : Network : Memory symposium format, programme, registration and accommodation options will be announced by the end of June 2013.


This call, background information and links to further discussion may be found at  - http://www.ada.net.nz/meshcities/ada-symposium-dunedin-september-13-15-cfp/

The 8th ADA Symposium in Dunedin Space : Network : Memory is part of Mesh Cities Christchurch  - http://www.ada.net.nz/meshcities/ada-mesh-cities-christchurch/