In celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia,
Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT),
the Youth Coalition for Sexual and
Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) is excited to announce the launch of
2015 edition of the IDAHOT Watchdog!
The theme of this year’s IDAHOT Watchdog is Freedom of Expression.
Entirely youth authored, this edition includes articles, poems, artwork
and photographs from LGBTQI young people from Asia, Europe, Central
America and the Caribbean. The IDAHOT Watchdog is a forum where young
people from around the world can share their experiences of being part
of the LGBTQI community- both as a celebration and as a call to action
against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia. The voices of LGBTQI
communities are often silenced and erased; the Watchdog is one small
part of creating space for LGBTQI people to speak about their lives and
Running from May 1-31, 2015, THE ANTHOLOGY will
present a diverse programme of performances, site-specific
interventions, discussions, talks, workshops, screenings and a wealth of
other experiments, by more than 300 artists, curators, organisers from around the world, at 13 venues across the city, and some 20 public spaces.
a live compendium summarising and drawing attention to the work of
independent performance art practices from Berlin and around the world,
the MPA–B ANTHOLOGY wants to reflect upon how
these non-institutionalised models and activities of cultural production
and social engagement, respond critically to contemporary
socio-economic conditions and traditional art market normatives.
The MPA–B ANTHOLOGY also
wants to expose how through the formulation of new collaborative
systems for the theorisation and making of performance art works, these
alternative modes of participation may impact artistic practices, shape
human experiences, interactions and personal narratives.
Even though this coming one might be the last edition of MPA-B in
its present format, we look to the future optimistically, committed to
focus even more on what makes performance art so compelling, and we will
continue to share feelings of blissful uncertainty with anyone who is
willing to take the risks involved in this journey. Under the auspices
of the APAB e.V., the Association of Performance Art in Berlin, we are set to continue to collaborate,
conspire and converse to promote and facilitate performance art in Berlin.
The International Augmented Med (I AM)
project is an international cooperation project involving fourteen
partner organisations in seven countries around the Mediterranean Sea. It is funded by the 2007-2013 ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme. The 14 partners
exchange expertise, support each other with technical assistance and
develop joint activities to provide innovative services to the tourism
sector in each of their countries.
By supporting this key sector, they
will assist economic development in the region.
The Mediterranean area attracts about
30% of international arrivals and tourism receipts,
competition is threatening its position as a leading destination.
Innovation will help maintain and enhance the attractiveness of the Mediterranean destination.
The project will last three years from 2012 to 2015. It aims to bring together experts in two fields, IT/multimedia and heritage/tourism in a cross-sector cooperation system. Experts will cooperate to develop applications to enhance the visitors’ experience of natural and cultural heritage sites. It focuses on the use of Augmented Reality (AR),
multimedia and interactive techniques. Activities include training workshops,
Augmented Reality festivals and pilot
AR applications for one heritage site in each of
the 7 participating
countries to demonstrate the potential of these applications.
An exhibition is held in the Sala Dogana in Genoa, Italy, from 8-24 May,
in the framework of the I AM project.
The exhibition is organized by
the DIRAAS department of the University of Genoa.
It presents works by artists
of different generations coming from the Mediterranean area,
in the field of video installations and new media and which reflect on
the relationship that art and
new technologies may have with physical
places, developing a multimedia dialogue.