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.
Phila Place is a project created by the Historical Society of Philadelphia that attempts to connect stories to places across time in Philadelphia’s various areas. Its aim is to intertwine stories of ordinary people of all backgrounds with historical records and present an full picture of the history, culture, and architecture of the city’s neighborhoods; this it does through various formats including text, pictures, audio and video clips, and podcasts so visitors can map their own stories in place and time.
The arts, science and technology Waag is a foundation in the Netherlands focusing on the development of creative forms of technology that help social innovation. Through various studies, development of prototypes and realization of various proposals it helps independent organizations and individuals explore how technology applies in socially oriented innovative methods in various fields such as health, logistics, biotechnology, development of open methods for the dissemination of information etc.
dConstruct is an annual conference being held since 2005 in the first Friday of September. In the first years of its operation it was aimed at Internet professionals such as web developers and web designers; Over the years though, it evolved into an event that not only addresses web technology but also other areas such as design, society, and culture. In other words, the central theme of the event touches on more theoretical issues although a large proportion of the attendees still consists of web professionals (this is to be expected since in the specialized workshops the topics are exclusively technical)l.
Rhizome started operating in 1996 as a mailing list distributed among pioneers of digital art and with time it evolved to a non-profit organization that records and presents the co-existence of art and technology while also organizing exhibitions and events.
Visiting Arts is a charity organization founded in 1977 in London with the aim to present artists from the international scene to the British public. Initially, it worked under the supervision of the British Council but in 2001 it became an autonomous organization focusing on three fields: the dissemination of knowledge, the facilitation of relationships and contacts between professionals of the art world and international artists and the education and aid of professional development of artists.
ArtWEEN is a social network about art for both private users and institutions that started operating in 2008. Every member is able to create personal networks with other members or groups and have discussions with them; when creating a profile members state which genre of art they are mostly interested in (modern art, renaissance, contemporary art, photography etc.)
Studio 301 is an art space operating in Amsterdam since 2003 and housed in a building that used to be a cinematography academy. Besides hosting cultural happenings, the foundation aims to present alternative activities applied to personal development and improvement of everyday life.
EBSQ is a community of creators, offering the works of artists, artisans and photographers; it is a place where professionals can promote their work using the unlimited space provided as well as various services such as digital certification, access to monthly exhibitions, blogs, a learning section and, of course, a very active members’ community .