On tuesday 23rd June twelve creative cities met in Barcelona at Diseney Hub for the first official workshop of the Creative Ring network.
Organized by The Egg, ENoLL, iMinds, Create-net and i2CAT, this workshop aimed to present Creative Ring materials and membership to interested cities, explain network structure and stimulte a lively dialogue within the attendees to help shape the Ring in a collaborative way. The #CreativeRing15 day has been a first important step towards a strong community of creative cities and regions. We welcomed the delegates of Barcelona (E), Amsterdam (NL), Mons/Charleroi (BE), Aarhus (DK), Eindhoven (NL), Bristol (UK), Kerkrade (NL), Brussels (B), Athens (GR), Istanbul (TR) and Montréal (CN): they attended the meeting in Barcelona or via a digital conference. Participating Creative hubs were invited to discuss how their regions could take advantages of the network during a dedicated brainstorming session.
A summary of the day can be joined through its storify.
Interested organizations are now invited to follow the Creative Ring on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin and consider attending the OpenLivingLab Days (Istanbul, August 25-28th), annual event of the ENoLL community. A second Creative Ring workshop will be organised there: more information will be published on the network website soon.
BARCELONA AND LONDON VIRTUALLY DANCING TOGETHER
New technologies pushed forward by accademic and research networks allow artist located at more than 1,500 kilometers far away to virtually perform in a single dance show as happened during the fifth Network Permorming Arts Production Workshop (NPAPW) held in London on May 5th. A group of artist, some in London and some in Barcelona have virtually danced together thanks to the support of SPECIFI technologies and other accademic/research networks. Using music, theater, dance, computer-generated graphics and live connections, the artists have told the story of a girl trapped in a cold and mundane existence who escapes into an alternate cyber-world in her dreams. In London the performance has taken place in the Britten Theater, whereas in Barcelona the event has been run at MACBA‘s facilities. More Here!