Future and vision
konS ≡ Platform for Contemporary Investigative Art and Tactical Media creates an ecosystem for the critical development of the future trough a mutually complementary network of hubs and laboratories across Slovenia. Nine partners – contemporary investigative art producers (ngo’s), tactical media, public cultural centres and art academy, all based in Slovenia, joined their efforts in the konS ≡ Platform for Contemporary Investigative Art to establish an active research, production and presentation/dissemination network to create improved conditions for research, development and realization of contemporary investigative art projects.
More about: https://kons-platforma.org/en/
The content and structure of the konS project are complemented by the establishment of capacity building hubs, where various audiences can get empowered for critical use of new technologies (konS ≡ PARK), laboratories for artistic research across the country, which enable the production of contemporary investigative art (konS ≡ NOVA) and the laboratory for speculative innovations for translation of far-sighted artistic ideas and inventions into innovations for the advancement of social environments in Europe (konS ≡ PRAKSA). The network is striving to put in place connections among communities, knowledge institutions, research centres and economy on the systemic level, whereby all stakeholders are interested in co-creating a sustainable, safer and more ethical future in a dynamic, constantly changing world. The konS ≡ Platform is an open and evolving structure and other communities in the cities across Slovenia and neighboring countries are invited to join the network.
konS ≡ Partners Kersnikova Institute (Kapelica Gallery + Rampa + BioTehna + Vivarium), Projekt Atol Institute, Ljudmila Society, Aksioma Institute, Cona Institute (all from Ljubljana), University of Nova Gorica – School of Arts, Youth Cultural Centre Maribor, Youth Centre Velenje, LokalPatriot Novo mesto
Project konS – Platform for Contemporary Investigative Art is a project chosen on the public call for the selection of the operations “Network of Investigative Art and Culture Centres”. The investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union.