— Open call
for Residencies

presented by SINEGLOSSA, ESPRONCEDA, MEET, V2_, SARDEGNA TEATRO

AI4future is searching for 4 artists to work at an AI-based artwork in collaboration with young European activists to foster new urban community awareness.

In recent years, Artificial Intelligence has been implemented in a number of fields functional to daily life: from those that simulate the cognitive abilities of the human being (image recognition, language automation, etc.) to the management of civil and social life (home automation, banking, self-driving vehicles, etc.) up to the economic and political organization (remote surveillance, privacy, impact on the world of work 4.0, health management, disinformation techniques, control over fundamental rights, etc.).

AI4Future intends to show how artificial intelligence, which allows the collection, interpretation and display of large amounts of data, can be a tool at the service of artists and activists to address the cultural and social changes of our time.

For this reason, we have involved young activists from each city in order to define with them the range of mobility that will be the stimulus for presenting residency projects.

Mobility is the topic of this very first series of Urban Labs.

Mobility is a polysemic word. In 1969 two major events occurred, the first moon landing gateway for extraterrestrial mobility and the first exchange of data between two long-distance computers. From then on, the web became a relevant seed for globalization and a new way of understanding mobility. But mobility in a globalized world and in the way we experience it now, carries some undesirable implications and many failures in understanding our ecosystem, as the Covid pandemic has shown us. AI4FUTURE wants to redefine the way we understand mobility through the collaboration with the younger generation involved in the shaping of our collective future.

TIMELINE

  • Application:
    27th September - 15th November 2021

  • Deadline:
    15th November 2021

  • Finalists’ announcement:
    20th December 2021

  • Residencies:
    February - June 2022

  • Final exhibition:
    September 2022

AI4Future Partners share an interest in boosting arts towards social challenges.

For their part, artists need a medium to reach policymakers, both at the local and global level. This medium can be represented by new technologies, in particular artificial intelligence.