Shortlist of the N.I.C.E. Award 2016
The jury assessed 105 applications from 25 nations and selected 12 projects for the shortlist of the N.I.C.E. Award 2016. These projects provide innovative stimuli for current social debates. Photo © Touching the Prado Didú
Under the motto CREATIVITY: RAW MATERIEAL, RESOURCE, FUTURE the 5th edition of the Forum d'Avignon Ruhr will take place at 24/25 August 2016 in Essen. Artists and creative minds, politicians, entrepreneurs and scientists from throughout Europe will be attending the Forum d’Avignon Ruhr 2016 to discuss creativity as an ever-present ray of hope and its potential for more traditional areas of large-scale industry, the new digital economy and ultimately for culture itself. Graphic © ecce
Tasks ans goals, projects and programms, actors and networks: here are all important informations about the european centre for creative economy (ecce) at a glance.
ROOM FOR IDEAS
Be it industrial heritage, hidden backyards or a modern ambience: the Ruhr region offers enough room for development and inspiration. The project Creative.Quarters and its diverse service portal as well as its free of charge real estate database aim at presenting space utilisation concepts for the creative use of locations to work or even live in. >> MORE
In the course of their EU strategy, ecce and their partners in the Ruhr area and from other European countries created the Network for Innovations in Culture and Creativity in Europe (N.I.C.E.http://nice-europe.eu/network/introduction/). Their common goal is to pool regional and European partnerships so as to promote innovative projects of cultural and creative industries. One of the first measures of N.I.C.E. was the establishment of the European Innovation Award for Culture, the N.I.C.E. Award.
The newsletter informs about debates and positions of the culture and creative industries in Germany and Europe. Current issues will be address at the crossroads of cultural, economic and city policies that initiate social changes – or react to these – and depict new perspectives. Photo: © HuellasArtes © 100architects
.process is an all-new series of community-driven events that focus on the patterns of emerging innovation: It’s a space to share and spark new ideas on how to create concepts and prototypes for an interconnected world, on how to
.process is an all-new series of community-driven events that focus on the patterns of emerging innovation: It’s a space to share and spark new ideas on how to create concepts and prototypes for an interconnected world, on how to foster the processes and environments that bring about products that actually serve us as human beings - and it’s a public forum to discuss what we as designers, engineers, and citizens can do to make them more likely to evolve in our cities and companies.
On May 28 designers, activists, creatives, and artists are invited to join the first installment in Dortmund, NRW (Dortmunder U). It’s going to be a fun ride with open discussions, talks and hands-on workshops to tackle these questions and come up with new answers in a collaborative and inclusive way. To that end we’re inviting speakers from across Europe as well as the local creative community in the urban Ruhr area to join us.
More details at dotprocess.org
.process is a joint effort by Innovative Citizen, florida creative lab, forrrest, and Heimatdesign Dortmund
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