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Join the AUGE 2nd artathon in the Metaverse platform on April 11, 2024, 11:00-14:30 (Riga time)! The artathon will connect youths from Riga, Milan, Berlin, Barcelona and Gdansk in metaverse.

We welcome participants – young creatives under 30 from Latvia, Ukraine and the AUGE network to APPLY BY APRIL 9:

AUGE 2nd is aimed at involving European youngsters, actively and through digital media – to shape the future of Europe. They will be supported by young “artivists” (artists that are also activists) to shape new ideas to boost visions, dreams, actions that will inspire and guide future ways of living together in Europe in a more sustainable, inclusive and beautiful way. 

Artathon (art hackathon) is an event featuring keynote talks, workshops and discussions for youths on the pressing challenges of our time. Nearing the finale of Auge2nd project, this time the artathon will take place in a new digital environment, in the Metaverse platform of the project leader MEET Digital Culture Center (Milan).

The student conference will kick off with the Metaverse Artathon (a hackathon of art and ideas), which will take place at the MPLab in person and online on Zoom, joining other participants from Milan, Gdansk, Berlin and Barcelona. The online artathon will take place not only on Zoom, but also on Spatial, Metaverse's new digital platform, which will also be introduced to the in-person participants.

Thursday, 11 April

Event programme:

10:00-10:30 Registration, coffee

10:30-10:55 Introduction by MPLab and RIXC

11:00-11:15 Introduction and presentation of the AUGE project

11:15-12:00 Guest lecture by multimedia artist Tomaso Koreale

12:00-14:00 Students and online participants will break into thematic groups to discuss the 5 Metaverse questions:

Identity in the metaverse

1) What can the metaverse do to improve the way we learn?

2) What is the impact of the metaverse on mental health?

3) Will metaverse help or hinder relationships, or is it a new way of socialising?

4) Is it better to remain anonymous when using metaverse or rather to develop a new identity?

5) Will metaverse offer new ways of working and building working relationships?

(The discussion groups will be moderated by RIXC and MPLab representatives – Liva Siliņa, Lelde Gūtmane (on-site participants) and Lauris Šmits (participants on Zoom))

14:00-15:00 Presentation of the group results in Metaverse (each presentation 10 min)

15:00 Pizza and closing of the event

The artathon takes places as part of the AUGE 2ND project funded by the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme (CERV) of the European Union.

Project partners: MEET (Milan), PAL (Berlin), RIXC (Riga), Espronceda (Barcelona), Laznia (Gdansk).

The artathon is organized by the MEET Digital Culture Center.


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