Calling all media makers…
we’ve hinted at some changes for The Media Democracy Project, and it’s finally time to spread the news! On September 15th at VIVO Media Arts Centre, we’re hosting a Co-Lab to determine what our program for this years Media Democracy Days (MDD) Conference will look like.
We’re calling all of you media artists, activists, journalists, educators, and organizers to come and pitch us a session that you’d like to make happen atMedia Democracy Days on November 19th at the Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library.
The Co-Lab will be a space for collaboration, to grow and strengthen our network of independent media makers in the city. Come with an idea for a session (a portion of our program from 45 – 90 minutes) that you want to make happen, and be prepared to workshop it with fellow media makers in the city. Be open to new partnerships, and each group that walks away to create a session in our 2016 program will receive a mini-grant to make their project happen on November 19th.
A session can be anything, from workshops and media trainings, to talks and group dialogues, to performances and debates, and more we haven’t thought up yet. Be as creative as you want, so long as each session uses media to accomplish its aim. We define media as the tools and techniques used to communicate with the world.
Speaking of topics, we’ve defined seven thematic “Tracks” for MDD 2016. Take a look through each of these, and use them as the framework for designing a session at MDD:
- Reimagining the Sharing Economy: Cooperative Platforms for Democracy
- How Do We Leap?
- Displaced Persons
- New and Now Black Liberation Movements
- Comedy for Killjoys
- Radical Librarianship
We’ll be providing a free dinner, cash bar, music, and a community of media makers at the Co-Lab. We hope to see you and your creative ideas for MDD 2016 there!
Find more information on our website at: mediademocracyproject.ca/media-democracy-days-2016/participate/
Please spread the word and share our Facebook event.
You must register to participate in the Co-Lab on Eventbrite.
Please take a look at the above links and feel free to contact Sydney with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
-Sydney from The Media Democracy Project