In Maribor from 9 to 11 May, the Robots and Avatars co-organisers, associate partners and guests have discussed in depth these challenges looked for ways to encourage more girls and women across the EU these digital developments through an open debate, a vision workshop and a series of presentations and working groups.
Professional women and men involved in the fields of arts, digital and creative industries from Slovenia, Romania, UK and France have input on their experiences and visions for the deeper engagement and progress of women across all sectors of arts, business and technology in Europe today.
Priority was given to experience sharing and case studies, both from recognised and/or emerging women developing their careers.
Videos of the debates and presentations, Vox Pop and interviews
These videos are interviews with Izabella (Romanian Webmaster), Lorelei, Ida Hirsenfelder (CIPKE Collective, Art Critic, Slovenia), Anna Kronenburg (FACT, UK), Monika Pocrnjic (CIPKE Collective, Art Educator, Slovenia), Maja Smrekar (CIPKE Collective, Artist, Slovenia), Sasha Spacal (CIPKE Collective, Artist, Slovenia), Lesley Taker (FACT, UK), Larisa Sitar (AltArt, Romania).
‘How do we ensure a feminine viewpoint will emerge in the next generations of arts, software development, web, social media and other digital businesses?’
The issue of equality problems for women in the European Union, their access and involvement into digital technologies has become an imperative and topical debate which has come up regularly throughout the Robots and Avatars activities (artworks selection process, learning activities and debates).
As we become more deeply engaged in the digital world of virtual physical communications, collaborations and connections across the EU, we found imperative to examine some of the issues for women and girls in relationship to digital access and creation.'
In Maribor from 9 to 11 May 2013, the Robots and Avatars co-organisers, associate partners and guests have discussed in depth these challenges looked for ways to encourage more girls and women across the EU these digital developments through an open debate, a vision workshop and a series of presentations and working groups.
Read the full report of the debates: robotsandavatars.net/documentation/writing/women-in-technology/
Robots and Avatars is psupported by the EU Culture Programme (2007-2013), co-ordinated by lead organiser body>data>space (London, UK) with co-organisers KIBLA (Maribor/Slovenia) and AltArt (Cluj Napoca/Romania). UK partners are FACT – Liverpool (Foundation for Arts and Creative Technology) and National Theatre (London). Supported using public funding by the Arts Council of England.
Robots and Avatars is a programme of work which began in 2009. It was originally conceived and produced by body>data>space with partners NESTA and ResCen (Middlesex University).