Art and the IGF

At the Internet Governance Forum meeting of the Dynamic Coalition on Gender in 2010 it was decided that members of the group should organize some form of art for the 2011 IGF meeting in Nairobi Kenya.

A group of UK delegates agreed to take on this project, these are:

  • Dr Marianne Franklin (Goldsmiths College, London)
  • Dixie Hawtin (Global Partners)
  • Ren Reynolds (the Virtual Policy Network)
Aims
  • Facilitate the presence of art and artists at
    • EuroDIG 2011 (Belgrade, Serbia, May 2011)
    • IGF 2011 (Nairobi, Kenya, November 2011)
  • To facilitate art works of quality, and ideally meet one or more of the following criteria:
    • Utilize network technology
    • Comment on networked society – including issues such as privacy
    • Created by women artists
  • Art works can be of any type, including
    • Artifacts
    • Online
    • Video
    • Performance
  • Facilitate an IGF workshop on art
Budget
  • Currently there is no budget of this project, thus artists will need to be self-funded
  • The organizers are exploring funding options and interested parties should contact us
Next Steps
  • Please contact us if:
    • You are an artist that want’s to participate
    • You are a potential sponsor
    • You can help with logistics
    • You have knowledge of Kenyan human rights law
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