18 Mar 2021 / 20.30

Beyond the Now – New Coalitions in Socially Engaged Digital Practice

Part of the Mozilla Festival

This session builds upon Beyond the Now’s Season 2 theme of Mutual Aid. It will focus on digital platforms as experimental sites for socially engaged art practices. Digital spaces that re-imagine, activate and facilitate cross-border solidarity, creative exchange, inclusion and racial and social justice.

We will explore the scope for projects which enable creative practitioners, activists, civil society organisations and other actors to re-imagine what community, resilience and social justice looks like in the context of increasing intolerance and the shrinking of public space.  Specifically the potential for new collaborative architectures to be built through digital commissions that tackle topics such as countering digital hate, freedom of expression, security, displacement, democracy and mutual aid and care.

Session panelists include Imran Ahmed (Director of the Centre for Countering Digital Hate); Kit Braybrooke (Digital Anthropologist and Director of We & Us); and Abdullah Alkafri, (Dramaturge and Director of Ettijahat- Independent Culture).

Facilitors/Moderators: Áine O’Brien (Counterpoints Arts) and Ailbhe Murphy (CREATE)

Join us for what we hope will be a lively conversation.

18 Mar 2021