The exhibition brings together the different perspectives and approaches of artists, product and fashion designers, as well as professionals in the catering field, on the concepts of service and serving.
More Europe is an organization aiming to promote and support the role culture plays in the international relations between the European Union member-states; it was founded in 2011 in Brussels which is also the home of the European Parliament.
ArtBabble has been called “a YouTube for the arts” and it is a web site with videos from various art exhibitions, created by the Indianapolis Art Museum and operating since 2009 (it was operating for a year before that but on a pilot basis) as an alternative way for other museums and cultural bodies to promote their exhibitions.
The Royal Standard is an art space in Liverpool housing galleries, studios and teamwork rooms, aiming to be a place of dialogue and exchange of opinions on social affairs through the activities of a group of 27 artists with whom it has a permanent affiliation. It was founded in 2006 in a building that was formerly a pub and one of its main activities is a program named “Dialogues” for the members of the city’s artistic community;
Sputnik Observatory is an educational, nonprofit organization focusing on studies of contemporary culture; its aim is to record, archive and promote ideas that formulate contemporary thought. Its creator is Jonathan Harris one of the most successful web designers who has won three Webbys, probably the Internet’s most prestigious awards and the ideas examined come from a broad range of subjects such as quantum physics, neuroscience, biology, economics, architecture, digital art, music etc. while the discussions hosted on the web site include some of the most important thinkers of our age;
ICA was founded in 1947 by poet, historian, art critic and anarchist Herbert Read as a place dedicated to contemporary art and it developed to one of the most important expression vehicles of British avant-garde. Since 1968, it is being housed in an emblematic Regency building built in London in the beginnings of the 19th century by architect John Nash and besides the exhibition spaces it includes a coffee shop and a book store.
Artspan is a platform offering artists the possibility of creating their own web sites so they can promote and sell their works. Every micro-site can have its own visual design, navigation menu, content structure and even domain name and Artspan targets artists from various disciplines including painting, sketching, illustration, photography, handicrafts and jewelry.
Long Bets is a platform with projections for future events, based on the estimation of third parties; anyone interested can attempt a prediction for the future and this prediction can be disputed by someone else, thus leading to a sort of betting with the earnings being donated to charity.
Fair trade is a social movement that tries to assist producers in developing countries achieve better trading deals and at the same time, promote sustainability. The movement asks for higher prices to exporters and for higher social and environmental standards and focuses on products like coffee, cocoa, sugar, tea, bananas, honey, cotton, wine, fruit, chocolate, flowers and various handicrafts.