Exchange: Austria

Social Focus: Social Inclusion
Artist: Rashin Fahandej

Exchange: Austria

Social Focus: Social Inclusion
Artist: Rashin Fahandej

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Linz, Austria

*This exchange was conducted virtually due to COVID-19

Rashin Fahandej’s “Future of Inclusion Lab” is a series of co-creation workshops and incubator at Ars Electronica that provides technology and resource access to a mixed group of Linz-based creatives, including women and local immigrants. Fahandej’s methods take on the lens of “Art as Ecosystem,” creating a network of collaborations with a multiplicity of narratives that investigate social systems and occupy public sites as a critical discourse. The workshops explore social inclusion by investigating new media literacy and by providing access to cutting edge tools and technology to co-create prototypes for immersive and poetic reflections and experiences. The result is then shared with the community in the form of site-responsive public art interventions as well as web platforms accessible on any mobile device. Community projects from this incubator can be viewed below or on http://www.futureinclusionlab.cf/

Community Projects

(Un)Seen Sacred Spaces

(Un)Seen Sacred Spaces

“(Un)seen Sacred Spaces” is a project that deals with the (in)visibility of different sacred buildings in the cityscape. It questions why some sacred buildings are visible while others are not, as well as why some sacred buildings are deliberately made invisible and the effect that has on its communities...

Virtual Politik

Virtual Politik

Virtualpolitik wants to create a platform of open participation that imagines alternative forms of communication between the public and the political class, making visible with emerging media the feelings and voices of the marginalized communities most affected by the prevailing consequences of this political discourse...

Project Home

Project Home

Project Home aims to redefine the narrative of home through collecting and sharing personal stories of people who relocated by choice or necessity, or has struggled with the traditional concept of home for any other reason...

Harmony

Harmony

Harmony invites you to create intimate experiences with complete strangers by creating a virtual musical jam space that frees you from traditional barriers to co-creation...

Blog

Title Address Description
U.S. Embassy Vienna — Austria
Boltzmanngasse 16, 1090 Wien, Austria
Linz, Austria
Linz, Austria

Exchange Location

Linz, Austria

Exchange Location

U.S. Embassy Vienna – Austria

About Our Host Partner, Ars Electronica

Ars Electronica has been analysing and commenting on the Digital Revolution since 1979. The focus is always on current developments and possible future scenarios and the question of how these will change our lives. Ars Electronica is a worldwide unique platform for art, technology and society.

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