My interest in research and deployment as creative and critical researcher and practitioner in arts, culture and activism make me be often focused on infrastructure, organizational and communication/collaboration methods, forms and formats. My info in the context of new media culture curating, advocacy, activism, and CEE is on https://monoskop.org/Z._Blace
Room: Room 324
Start time: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 14:45:00 +0800
End time: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 15:15:00 +0800
Type: No (pretalx) session type id specified
Track: GLAM, Heritage, and Culture
Submission state: confirmed
Duration: 30 minutes
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Presentation language: en
Abstract & description[edit source]
Non-conventional (Open) GLAM work with a focus on knowledge, data, and archive material of civil society cultural networks. We focus on independent cultural and contemporary art organizations, infrastructure, events, phenomena and publications as they surface in Wikimedia. Few Wikipedia articles on non-institutional culture are a gap in the understanding and visibility of the contemporary culture and its democratization. We look for examples trans-locally and offer ours to share.
In 2022, we started a non-conventional (Open) GLAM work with a focus on knowledge, data, and archive material of Clubture.org and its network of members (mostly Croatian independent cultural and art organizations, with some initiatives like our progressive wikimedians HrW_initiative) as well as networks like Finish Pixelache festival and German Transmediale/CTM Festivals.
We have some of the key independent cultural and art organizations, infrastructure, events, phenomena and publications for the first time surface (or get updated) in Wikimedia, with data indexed and searchable for future uses. First Wikipedia articles on non-institutional culture and civic-public partnership policies are filling the big gap in the understanding and visibility of this part of the cultural field and its democratization. We are looking for good examples internationally and noticed that the situation is not much better in Europe. We hope to research, develop and deploy, but also bring these practices internationally via Wikimedia, CreativeCommons and Open Knowledge Foundation OpenGLAM.
My collaborators were Marko Kovačić, Tatjana Vukadinović, Petra Matić, Dominik Grimm, Ivo Poparić, Isadora Luque Akrap and Margherita Maselli were involved with the topic in past two projects (several months each) during 2022 and 2023.
Further details[edit source]
Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?
Diversity: It questions the norm of focusing of historic and institutional GLAM work, buy looking into more diverse spectrum of non-institutional and contemporary cultural forms and content. It looks into practices of minorities and underrepresented.
Collaboration: It is research and practice that is conducted trans-locally between Croatia *(and Balkans), Finland *(Baltic and Scandinavia), and few other countries like Germany, Belgium, Austria, Netherlands, but also remains open for others to join. Especially looking for contributions from Asia *(I know of initiatives in Philippines and Taiwan)
Future: We hope to elevate visibility of non-for-profit and non-institutional cultural sector, by documenting better its work in Wikimedia.
Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?
Average knowledge about Wikimedia projects or activities
Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?