ENO - European Network of Observatories in the Field of Arts and Cultural Education linked to UNESCO

Kulturelle Bildung in Europa durch internationale Vernetzung, Zusammenarbeit in Forschungsfragen sowie die gemeinsame Entwicklung von Konzepten und Umsetzungsstrategien zu stärken und zugleich weiterzuentwickeln steht im Zentrum dieses Netzwerks. Der OeAD ist seit 2016 Mitglied.

Im Rahmen des ENO-Netzwerkes veranstalteten der OeAD und EDUCULT am 11. April 2019 die internationale Tagung MORE THAN BYTES - Conference on digitalisation and cultural education in Wien. Diskutiert wurden österreichische und europäische Modelle der Verschränkung von digitaler und kultureller Bildung.


Conference on digitalisation and cultural education

Date: Thursday 11th April 2019, Vienna, from 10am – 5pm
Venue: Kardinal König Haus, Kardinal-König-Platz 3, 1130 Vienna
Conference Language: English and German
Organizer: ENO Member Austria OeAD and EDUCULT

Cultural and digital education are prerequisites for forward-looking, individualized learning that promotes self-competence, creativity and flexibility. Digital education in the context of cultural education is a relatively young approach that needs to be tested, also in terms of a reflective distance. How can artists and mediators work with pupils using digital media in the field of cultural education? How are teachers prepared for these challenges to engage in creative processes in the context of cultural and digital education? We live in a media society that uses "old" and "new" - analogue and digital - media in a linked and interactive way. Cultural media education, as part of general education, enables children and young people to orient themselves in an increasingly medial and mediated world. digitalisation strategies in Europe have also triggered discussion in the area of arts education on how cultural workers work with students in the context of digital media. The conference will cover research findings on the subject area and showcase models of how the practical implementation in different countries in Europe works in the field of cultural education. The spectrum ranges from the education of future teachers, to the use in school, to the informal education of young people in the context of digitalisation.

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  • Digitalisation and cultural education can be linked in two ways. On the one hand, this can mean the digitalisation of the methods of arts and arts education, i.e. the use of digital media. On the other hand, digital arts education describes a changed form, understood in the sense of the "post-digital" as an access to digital media that no longer asks for technological innovation and improvement through these technologies. Instead, digitalisation is understood as something that has already taken place and can no longer be perceived as the new, but describes a new state of media, art and design that also opens up a new view of the difference and relationship between analogue and digital media. The first panel explores the question of how this also changes the perspectives of cultural education.

    Keynote Speaker: Benjamin Jörissen, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Head of the Meta-research project "Forschung zur Digitalisierung in der Kulturellen Bildung"

  • The second panel focuses on the relationship between creativity and the use of digital means. New artistic-creative educational projects and creativity competitions emerge. They reflect creativity as a central slogan in diverse societal fields and key qualification in the age of digitalisation. Artists become digital creatives and vice versa. The concept of art must be renegotiated again. How has artistic-creative production changed with the digital technologies? What models and examples combine creative and digital action? And what does this have to do with cultural education and mediation approaches, if it is in school or in out-of-school projects?

    Keynote Speaker: Gerfried Stocker, Artistic Director Ars Electronica Linz: Create your world

  • Technological developments prevail when they either meet human needs or are imposed on people because of massive particular interests. Hanzers presentation explores current discourses on the consequences of exponential technological development. Do we have every reason to look forward to a future that serves us comprehensively and offers us expanded design options, or should we use all levers to avoid becoming slaves to technological systems?

    Keynote Speaker: Markus Hanzer, University of Applied Arts Vienna. The media and communication designer (ORF, ARD, ZDF, 3sat, RBB, NDR ...)
    Markus Hanzer is head of the design department at the Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences and teaches at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and at the University of Art in Linz, among others.