City to City

City to City is a project commissioned by the cities of Austin (USA), Braga (Portugal), Calí (Colombia), Changsha (China), Dakar (Senegal), Enghien-les-Bains (France), Guadalajara (Mexico), Gwangju (South Korea), Karlsruhe (Germany), Kosice (Slovakia), Sapporo (Japan), Toronto (Canada), Viborg (Denmark), York (United Kingdom), members of the Media Arts Cluster of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, to mark their commitment with the importance of cooperation and support to art and creativity as a major force for the sustainable development in these times of uncertainty.

Below, you can see the result of both editions, 2020 with the topic Human Responsibility and 2021 open call: PLAY!

 

2021

In 2021, 13 cities of the Media Arts cluster joined their forces again to open a new possibility for international online artistic collaboration. With the theme of PLAY! the selected artists were answering some of the critical questions as: Can we use our creative talents to help rebuild our cities, our relationships, and our communities, but make it better than what went before? Can we imagine a fairer, more sustainable future? Can we use our technologies to help us learn to play again? What will happen when we press Play?

The three-month-long autumn collaboration was preceded by an open call and a process of selection of artists, who were in August given the opportunity to exchange ideas, team up, discuss and pitch proposals with acknowledged media art curators and experts during four  C2C LAB Sessions. Newly created artists teams were encouraged to work together on high-quality media art pieces, which are being presented in the cities of UCCN, and beyond.

More about City to City

City to City: PLAY! Trailer | 2021 City to City: PLAY!

 

Online Inauguration | 2021 City to City: PLAY! Record of the official online inauguration, who joined the cities of Austin (United States), Braga (Portugal), Cali (Colombia), Changsha (China), Guadalajara (México), Karlsruhe (Germany), Kosice (Slovakia), Sapporo (Japan), York (United Kingdom), Enghien-les-Bains (France), Gwangju (South Korea),  Toronto (Canada), and Viborg (Denmark) members of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network for Media Arts. Watch here.

Creative Process | 2021 City to City: PLAY! brought together artists from 13 different cities in an online collaborative artistic experience that lead up to five digital art pieces. Watch the creative process here.

Virtual Gallery


2020

City to City 2020 open call from nine UNESCO Creative Cities for Media Arts to their local artists was launched in order to create online collaborative artistic projects. Matched in five pairs, our artists worked around the concept of Human Responsibility, finding answers to three critical questions: 1) Does technology have the ability to solve all the problems in the future? 2) Do we need more arts and empathy to be able to use technology in better and more responsible ways? 3) Are we allowed to make decisions on behalf of the planet?

Learn more about the project and the art pieces created on the following website.