Re-Imagine Europe

Re-Imagine Europe is a four-year project presented by ten cultural organisations from across Europe, with an aim to respond to the social and political challenges that we are currently facing. Rising nationalism, climate change and migration are drawing European countries apart, while technological advances continue to change the ways that we interact, urging us to explore new modes of operation. Funded by Creative Europe, the project involves artistic residencies, commissions, workshops and symposia, using art to empower a young generation of digitally connected Europeans to explore new ideas. Re-Imagine Europe is initiated by Sonic Acts (NL) and coordinated by Paradiso (NL) in collaboration with Elevate Festival (AT), Lighthouse (UK), Ina GRM (FR), KONTEJNER (HR), Landmark / Bergen Kunsthall (NO), A4 (SK), Disruption Network Lab (DE) and Ràdio Web MACBA (ES).

Roly Porter & MFO at Sonic Acts Festival 2017. Photo by Pieter Kers.


Sonic Acts (NL) was founded in 1994 and is best known for its international festival, with a strong focus on the developments at the intersections of art, technology, music and science. Sonic Acts has become a leading platform for international projects, research and the commissioning and co-production of new artworks.,, Paradiso (NL) is an internationally renowned cultural venue founded in 1968, which organises over 900 music, visual and performing arts events per year. Paradiso has developed many cultural projects and large-scale festivals, presenting events within and outside of the organisation itself. Elevate Festival (AT) has been held every year since 2005 in different places around Graz, offering a unique combination of concerts, political debates and films. Elevate Festival has established itself as an innovative, hybrid festival that questions art through politics. Lighthouse (UK) is a contemporary culture agency that connects new developments in art, technology and society. Their commissions, exhibitions, events and educational schemes support radical new contemporary art, digital culture, music and film. INA (FR) was founded in 1974 to preserve France’s radio and television archives and partners with broadcasters and producers. INA gathers, preserves, digitises, restores, and distributes French radio and television archive contents. KONTEJNER (HR), an NGO based in Zagreb, is engaged in curatorial work, the organisation of art festivals and other public events, education and social theory. Its main field of interest is progressive contemporary art which investigates the role and meaning of science, technology and the body in our society. Within this field, KONTEJNER focuses on urgent and current phenomena, with special regard for the most provocative, fascinating and intriguing subjects and topics – including those perceived as taboo. Bergens Kunstforening (NO) is a contemporary art centre with more than 200 events and 12 exhibitions a year. BK collaborates with a large number of international artists, institutions and galleries, producing exhibitions featuring some of the most vital and engaging artists of our times. A4 - Space for Contemporary Culture (SK) is an independent centre for contemporary art in the centre of Bratislava established in 2004. It is oriented towards creation, presentation and education in innovative forms of theatre, dance, music, film, visual culture and new media art. Disruption Network Lab (DE) is an ongoing platform of events and research focused on the intersection of politics, technology and society. We are a Berlin-based nonprofit organisation in Germany (Disruption Network Lab e. V.) that has since 2014 organised participatory, interdisciplinary, international events at the intersection of human rights and technology with the objective of strengthening freedom of speech, and exposing the misconduct and wrongdoing of the powerful. Ràdio Web MACBA (ES) started in 2006 as an online project from the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art exploring the possibilities of the Internet and radio as spaces of synthesis and exhibition.

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