Art & Tech Days
21. - 27. 11. 2022Program
to alter , to make radically different , to put fresh clothes on
Webster’s Dictionary of English
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Zygmunt Bauman named the state in which contemporary society finds itself as liquid modernity – a complex reality where relationships are defined by constant change.
Recent years have brought us a series of changes we could hardly have imagined. Historical precedents were forgotten, and decades of progress did not teach us how to face the negative course of events. Two years of the pandemic were replaced by the war on European soil framed by the energy crisis, culture wars or hardly managed climate change. The VUCA world, where the speed of change, uncertainty and level of complexity is unparalleled, has simply become our reality.
Despite this, we live in the best possible world known in history. The rate of progress, technological advancements, health and social care, have never been better. Mobility, accessibility and openness are still strong engines for development. To reverse the negative course of events, it is essential to grasp change and deal with it as a necessity. Successful leaders will be the one who understands that change is indeed a constant part of us and the one that has developed the culture and mechanisms to grasp it. Resilience does not mean that we will resist the change, but that we can handle it in such a way that it leads to a positive outcome at any moment of reality.
It is essential to be able to reflect the change, in which art and science offer an infinite number of perspectives. At the same time, design and technologies create tools and means to manage and address change. We need to understand where we as individuals are in all this and how we can change not only the world around us but, more importantly, how we can change ourselves for the better towards empathy, tolerance and compassion.
We chose the theme Change for the Art&Tech Days 2022 festival because we see how rapidly our everyday reality changes under the influence of fundamental events. Together with international experts, artists and designers, we will search for answers on how culture, design and technology can contribute to understanding the world and its positive change. We believe that creativity, empathy and the meaningful use of technology are part of such a process.
Welcome to the Art & Tech 2022 Conference.
The organizer, Creative Industry Košice, responds to this prestigious title with the Art & Tech Days festival.
- Michal Hladký, director of Creative Industry Košice