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The faces of the crisis

June 25th, 2012 No Comments

The Faces of the Crisis is the title of the final project that Susanne Weng has prepared for the Master Design and Creation of Spaces. The project aims to activate the participation of the audience in order to create an exhibition on the concept of “crisis”. The wall of the Pati de les Dones at CCCB will be the space where the exhibition will be presented from the 25th to the 29th of June.  This Facebook event shows you how to take part in the project.

In this article, Susanne Weng explains the main ideas and the development of the initiative..

Everyone is talking about the crisis, but what does that actually mean for every one of us?

The world is becoming increasingly complex. Through the globalization everything is closely connected

and linked in mutual dependence. The negative consequences of this network are clearly reflected in the current financial and economic crisis. First it became visible in 2008, an ending of this crisis is still not foreseeable.

In addition there are ongoing hunger crises, political crises, wars and environmental disasters. In our daily life, we are affected by personal crises like unemployment, illness or the loss of a beloved person.

Therefore, “the” crisis does not exist. Which crisis we feel, and if we are affected by a crisis at all, depends on our situation. It depends on the environment we live in, on our prosperity and at the same time on how we deal with our own feelings and fears.

I think that the complexity of the world and the resulting uncertainties of the courses and contexts can produce a feeling of helplessness and powerlessness. Can I, as a small individual have influence  over what is going on in the world?

On the other hand we live quite naturally in this networked world.

With the social media like facebook, twitter and blogs we are connected through a few clicks. We trust in it, finding friends, illustrating our lives, sharing and giving opinions. This tight network has a huge potential!

Within a very short time, we can find like-minded people, spread ideas and organize meetings.

And the more people raise their voice at the same time, the louder and unmistakable it becomes.

Social media can work as an amplifier.

I want to use the social network Facebook to invite as many people as possible, to create together with them an “exhibition” about their perception of “crisis”.

The place of exhibition will be the marble wall in the courtyard of the CCCB, the Centre for Contemporary Culture in Barcelona. I will create a framework for all the different posts, and as a “tool” I will provide tape that can be used in every way that’s possible. To pin pictures or drawings on the wall, to use it as a base to write on or even as a tool to form words or images. The exhibition shall at the same time give room to profound thoughts, just as spontaneous snapshots, feelings or moods that occur spontaneously.

The common question is: What means crisis to you, where do you see a/your crisis?

My intention is, that we create together a more complex and multilayered picture of “crisis”, to give a platform to all the different situations, thoughts and feelings of each of us. The exhibition can work as organ and a platform for discussions.

From the 25th until the 29th of June everyone is invited to take part in the exhibition to create a more complex and multilayered picture of “crisis”!

On-site ADHESIVE TAPE will serve you to pin, as base for writing, or just as a writing medium itself.

All contributions that will be posted until the 28th of June on the pin board of the facebook event will also be exposed.

Facebook of the project

Susanne Weng

#MuseumNext Barcelona: A practical guide for following the conference

May 21st, 2012 1 Comment

On May 23, 24 and 25, Barcelona will host MuseumNext, one of the leading international conferences on future trends in the cultural sector.Jim Richardson (SUMO) came up with the idea for MuseumNext five years ago as a forum in which to share experiences and talk about how new developments in technology and participation are changing museums.

The CCCB has worked alongside Museu Picasso, MACBA and MNAC to prepare this year’s congress, and will also host some of the activities.

350 professionals from 34 countries of the world have registered for MuseumNext 2012, and the conference has sold out.

From the CCCB, we will bring you media coverage of MuseumNext including daily roundups and interviews with participants.

  • Follow conference updates with the hashtag #MuseumNext. The conference organisers have created a Twitter List with all of this year’s delegates. The official conference account is @MuseumNext.
  • The CCCB (@cececebe) and CCCB Lab (@cccblab) accounts will be tweeting practical information for participants as well as the key ideas over the three days of MuseumNext.
  • See the CCCB Lab blog for special coverage of the event http://www.cccb.org/lab/museumnextcoverage including video interviews and daily chronicles. We will announce blog updates on Twitter.
  • You can watch the four keynote presentations live via videostreaming on the CCCB website: Thursday 24 and Friday 25 May at 10 am and 2 pm.

What are the core themes of MuseumNext?

MuseumNext 2012 is organised around 4 keynotes, 30 presentations and 2 workshops that explore three core themes: participation, digital marketing and future challenges. The Picasso Museum will be the conference hub and reception venue for delegates on Wednesday May 23. On Thursday 24 and Friday 25 the presentations will be held at the CCCB and the MACBA Auditorium.

Keynotes

The four MuseumNext keynotes that you will be able to watch live by videostreaming are:

Workshops and presentations

MuseumNext also includes 2 workshops and 30 presentations of projects and ideas from international museums, ranging from how to make the best of social network analytics to initiatives for collaboration and co-creation with users, projects that use open-data or Wikipedia, and assessing the use of mobile apps. The speakers include leading experts from MOMA, the TATE gallery, the Van Gogh Museum, the Manchester Museum, the Museum of Australian Democracy and the Museum of Toulouse, among others.

The participating Catalan institutions will also present some of their projects: MACBA will talk about Radio Web MACBA and the Itinerary feature on its new website, the Museu Picasso will present its social networks strategy, the Miró Foundation will talk about its Play Miró application and the CCCB will present its co-creation project Global Screen.

On the afternoon of May 23, MNAC has programmed The Digital Age: What are we doing at Catalan Museums? a preliminary open session in which seven local institutions will discuss their experience developing projects on the Internet or on social networks.

GLOBAL SCREEN: Create, publish and exhibit your vision

October 14th, 2011 No Comments

“Even though the screen has over a century of history, during the 20th century it has constantly grown in terms of importance, prestige and power, moving from cinema to television and now from television to the web” Gilles Lipovetsky, co-curator of the Global Screen exhibition.

At work, on the underground, at home, at the doctor’s surgery, at the airport, at the shopping centre, in the street… We live surrounded by screens, images and cameras that record our activity. The audiovisual language has become one of our main forms of communication. The CCCB’s “Global Screen” exhibition is a reflection on how we see and how we understand the world through screens. The exhibition’s curators, Gilles Lipovetsky and Jean Serroy, understand that to create this exhibition it is essential to include the vision of screen users: anyone who is interested can participate by sending a video of their own creation which reflects upon the power of the screen.

How to participate

Global Screen is an exhibition that has existed on the Internet since 1 October 2011 through the virtual platform pantallaglobal.cccb.org, from where participation in the project is coordinated and the exhibition’s work in progress is explained.

If you are interested in forming part of the Global Screen project:

1. CREATE A VIDEO of less than 2 minutes’ duration that reflects on one of the seven screens/themes proposed by the curators:

  • HISTORY SCREEN: Is there any present possible without casting a glance at the past?
  • POLITICS SCREEN: Have you ever wondered about the relations that exist between media screens and the exercising of politics?
  • SPORTS SCREEN: What vision of sport are we creating through the numerous screens?
  • ADVERTISING SCREEN: Are you a fan of advertising, brands, fashion, and trends? Or does it all irritate and repel you?
  • EXCESS SCREEN: Are you into speed, excess, a life free of limits and want to express it?
  • SURVEILLANCE SCREEN: Are you scared of Big Brother, or to the contrary, do you like to spy, observe and keep watch?
  • GAME SCREEN: What kind of pleasure do you find in old and new screens?

2. PUBLISH THE VIDEO on the virtual platform of Global Screen.

3. EXHIBIT AT THE CCCB – All those videos published on the Global Screen virtual platform will be exhibited at the physical “Global Screen” exhibition in January 2012 at the CCCB.

If you are interested in collaborating directly with the project, you can personally contact the Global Screen team.

Presentation and premiere of the “Global Screen” virtual platform

September 29th, 2011 3 Comments

Friday 30 September at 12 noon sees the presentation of “Global Screen”, a co-creation project comprising an exhibition that will take place at the CCCB from 24 January to 27 May 2012, and a virtual platform that will run before, during and after the physical event.

Taking part in the presentation of “Global Screen” will be Gilles Lipovetsky and Jean Serroy, the exhibition curators; Juan Insua, head of projects at CCCBLab; Jordi Balló, Head of Exhibitions at the CCCB and Josep Ramoneda, Director of the CCCB.

You can follow the presentation live by:

The virtual platform http://pantallaglobal.cccb.org/will come into operation on 30 September to organize user participation in the project and explain the process of creating the exhibition. You can also keep up to date and share your impressions on Twitter @pantallaglobal and Facebook

Global Screen is an open, evolving, shared project divided into three phases: INCUBATION, EXHIBITION and POST-EXHIBITION. In this video we explain the phases and objectives of Global Screen.

(Català) Finalistes del projecte “Brangulí va ser aquí. I tu?”

September 13th, 2011 4 Comments

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