Started in 2011 by European Alternatives, Transnational Dialogues facilitates artists, creatives, professionals, intellectuals and writers from different continents to come together for a series of exchanges and co-productions in both physical form and online. The platform promotes sharing of information, networking, and conceptual collaboration between individuals and organisations working in a variety of disciplines transnationally, and offers a trampoline for future collaborations and initiatives.
After over two decades of so-called globalisation, cultural production of a truly transnational scale remains sporadic. Whereas understanding of, and collaboration betweeen, artistic and cultural practice in Europe, Asia, the Americas, and Africa has grown enormously, we still have to witness the emergence of an innovative model of cross-national co-production able to go beyond both the appreciation for difference per se and the hegemonising force of a common artistic vocabulary.
In 2014, Transnational Dialogues: Change Utopia will bring forward a specific collaboration between China, Europe, and Brazil, coordinating young creatives from the three continents to reflect and create together in a year-long process of networked-production, a multilayered exchange and mix of virtual collaboration, meetings, seminars and research caravans that outline a new transnational model of cross-mediatic and cross-national production.
We are now accepting applications on a rolling basis until the places are filled or in any case no later than Friday 22nd November 2013. Please visit the website www.transnationaldialogues.eu in order to download the presentation document, the call for participants and the application form.
Transnational Dialogues / Change Utopia is a project in partnership with Artoholics e.V. (Berlin, Germany), Casa da Cultura Digital (São Paulo, Brazil), Organhaus Art Space (Chongqing, China), Zajia Lab (Beijing, China), and with the support of the Youth in Action Programme of the European Union.