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RIXC Center for New Media Art offered a unique experience for 25 participants (under the age of 30) who are eager to develop new ideas to participate in an international Avatar & Metaverse, Gender and Identity arthathon online on Zoom on April 27, 2023 from 10:00 to 14:00 CET (11:00-15:00 Latvia time) which is organized by Espronceda Institute of Art and Culture and to win a cash prize! This is the second AUGE 2ND project arthathon which is a short, intensive, workshop, keynote lecture and discussion program for youths to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.

The next arthathon will be organized by Public Art Lab from Berlin on June 14 on Climate Change and Space Colonization!

Submit HERE a project proposal on the Barselona arthathon theme and win a cash prize!

We will offer 3 prizes of 500 euros for each project submitted after the artathon and also one of the projects will be showed at Milan MEET Culture Center in 2024 final event (travel cost included).

Participants will have the opportunity to take part in Zoom workshops and thematic lectures on Avatar & Metaverse, Gender and Identity and to discuss and generate ideas online on one of the 5 sub-themes:

1 Digital inclusion, economic and technological barriers.
2 Gender discrimination in AI algorithms, artistic solutions.
3 Immersive and interactive experiences inclusive, multisensory.
4 Women inclusion in the digital creation and engineering technical studies.
5 Community, inclusive and co-creative metaverses.

In five online groups, led by facilitators, artists and experts, we will invite you to share your thoughts on one of the five sub-themes with participants from Milan, Berlin, Riga, Barcelona and Gdansk!

PROGRAM (Latvia time)
11:00-11:30 Presentation of the event & inspirational talk by digital activist Marta Ordeig / Hacking the hospital project/ Garage Stories - 30 min
11:30-13:30 Co-creation session, working in groups - 2h
13:30-14:00 Inspirational talk by digital institution: ARS ELECTRONICA, Katharina Hof - 30 min
14:00-14:30 Presentation of the groups’ outcomes - 30 min
14:30-15:00 Conclusions by AUGE partners & PO - 30 min

The arthathon is a part of AUGE Second project which is co-created by MEET Digital Culture Center in Milan, Public Art Lab in Berlin, Public Art Lab in Berlin, Espronceda in Barcelona, Laznia in Gdansk and RIXC Center for New Media Art in Riga. 5 arthathons will be held in each respective country on-site and online. They will each focus on a specific topic such as media literacy and digital awareness (MEET), avatar & metaverse, gender and identity (Espronceda), climate change and space colonization (Public Art Lab), blockchain and future economies (RIXC) and democracy and public health (Laznia)!

If you want to broaden your outlook on life and exchange your ideas with like-minded people, apply now!

Further information:


+371 67228478 (office)

+371 26546776 (Rasa Smite)