On Thursday, 3 December at 19:30 everyone was invited to attend the lecture “Sustainable non-mobility design” by Dutch media theorist Eric Kluitenberg. The lecture was dealing with the contradictory topicality – the spread of mobility despite the current economical situation. The lecture was organized by RIXC in collaboration with Kim?.
On the one hand, rights to mobility cannot be denied to any human being; however, on the other hand, it is clear that our planet cannot sustain the hyper-mobility we are experiencing today. Thus new ideas on creation of connection among people and organization of alternative lifestyle less determined by the acceleration of mobility are needed. The lecture invites designers, architects and artists to debate about the possible solutions.
Eric Kluitenberg is a media theorist, writer, the author of “Delusive Space” (2008) and organizer of various culture events. He is currently based at “De Balie” – Centre for culture and politics in Amsterdam, and teaches a course on “Culture and new media” at the University of Amsterdam. He has lectured and published extensively on culture, new media, and cultural politics throughout Europe. Currently “De Balie” and RIXC together with partner organizations are working on new immobility festival “ElectroSmog”, which will take place online from 17 until 20 March, 2010 connecting more than 10 festival places all over the world.
The lecture was a part of the International Cultural Network Management Seminar “Organized Networks” that took place from 3 until 5 December. It was organized by New Media Culture Centre RIXC in collaboration with Contemporary Culture NGOs Association. The seminar was dealing with issues of sustainable culture and had participants from more than 20 different contemporary non-governmental organizations, new media art centres and networks from the Baltic, Nordic and other European regions.
On 4 and 5 December from 11:00 until 18:00 at RIXC Media Room work groups was discussing networks of cooperation. Ned Rossiter, the author of “Organized Networks”, John Thackara, founder of the design forum “Doors of Perception” and Armin Medosch, media theorist and open code activist will join the seminar online. On 5 December at 11:00 at RIXC Media Room technology expert from Greece Michael Psallidas was giving a lecture “Intellegent Energy Networks”.
On 4 and 5 December at 20:00 at Kim? general public was invited to attend the presentation of art and culture projects by the participants of the seminar: Kultivator / Sweden, Baltan Laboratories / the Netherlands, One Minute Video Festival / Armenia, Survival Kit / LMC, Latvia, Serde / Latvia, Arctic Perspectives Project / Lorna, Iceland; MoTA / Slovenia; MARIN mobile residency project / Finland; GeoAir / Georgia; Homo Novous / NTI, Latvia; Nordic-Baltic Video archive project / Noass, Latvia, Pixelache festival network / Finland.
Events for general public: top floor of Kim? abode, Spīķeri, Maskavas Street 12/1, Riga
Seminar: RIXC Media Room, 35 11. novembra krastmala, entrace from Minstereja Street.
Supported by: European Culture Foundation, Nordic Culture Point and the State Culture Capital Foundation.