How do we conceptualize such cultural and aesthetic transitions and on what terms can the new futures and practices be identified and discussed beyond the safeguards of cultural criticism?
How can we as researchers engage with the intensified modes and modalities of experience, participation and deliberation? And what are the consequences in the institutions and to professionals when they grope with cultural planning and design?
We will in this program find ways to bridge between theory and practice in addressing the transitions in art, media and culture and draw on discussions of ethics in terms of democracy, (post)humanity and technology and the way they interrelate to aesthetic discussions of performativity, multimodality and emotionality. The research agenda is to establish a dialogue between cultural research and cultural communication, including libraries, museums and archives; design, architecture and city planning; media and public service.