Mariana Peréz Bobadilla, Zoénie Liwen Deng, Floortje Vermeer, Maitreyi Maheshwari, Lesley Taker, Nora O Murchú, and Lucas Matray
Report, April 2022
Culturalisation Workshops, by Mariana Peréz Bobadilla, Zoénie Liwen Deng, Floortje Vermeer, Maitreyi Maheshwari, Lesley Taker, Nora O Murchú, and Lucas Matray
The Culturalisation Workshops presented in this document, build on the exhibitions and events produced to launch Artsformation. Their aim is to expand the areas of critical enquiry established at the launch, with a focus on refining key questions for future productions through an engagement of artists and a broader creative community, institutional and civil society stake-
holders and audiences.
Each of the partners -Waag, transmediale and FACT- developed programmes bespoke to their contexts: workshops and discussions that were part of the festival of Expedition: Future at Waag, transmediale’s summer camp and Framework for Trust at FACT. These individual programmes coalesced for the Transformer Summit, which offered a shared day of discussions and provocations themed around questions of Control, Refusal, Trust and Care. These four concepts have emerged to form the backbone of the work package partners’ approach to examining the central thematics of Artsformation and the role of digital technologies in perpetuating cultures of surveillance (Control), a crisis in democracy (Refusal) and new ways of working (founded through rebuilding of Trust and a prioritisation of Care).