D-Future Project: We’re done!

The research project Future Practices: Spaces of Digital Creation and Social Innovation (D-FUTURE) focused on the study of social innovation processes rooted in creative, artistic and technological experimentation with and through digital media has reached its end last December. Final Report coming soon!

Digital storytelling and the voices unheard

Expanding meaningful community participation in museums

Seminar by: Amalia G. Sabiescu
Visiting Researcher at Mediaccions

18 January 2018
Sala Gran -UOC
Avda. Tibidabo, 47

This talk looks at the potential of participatory media (particularly digital storytelling) for
enabling participatory engagements in museums for vulnerable communities – migrant
communities and minorities, or communities that are marginalised, underserved and seldom
partake in the arts and cultural life of the city. The aim is to shed light on methods and
approaches that are rewarding for engaging communities and enabling socio-cultural
expression, and on how these can be leveraged for opening up museums as sites of
participation and creative expression for these groups. The talk draws on theory on voice
and agency, and the critical review of seminal projects and initiatives that are often not put
into dialogue as they belong to different disciplinary areas of practice and research, shifting
towards either the museum or the community as fulcrum of creative and cultural practice.



Amalia G. Sabiescu is a communication scientist with an interdisciplinary research track at
the interface between information and communication technology (ICT), culture and
development studies. Her research explores the integration, use and impact of ICT in
cultural and creative practice, community contexts, and intersections with issues of citizen
voice, participation, and social inclusion. She works as a researcher in the Institute for Media
and Creative Industries at Loughborough University London.

Smart futures, northern realities and beyond

– studying emerging technologies in real-world settings

When: December 5th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Tony Bates seminars room, Tibi 1.
Av. Tibidabo 39-43.

The presentation introduces Smart City of Oulu, located in Northern Finland. Over the years, the University of Oulu, the City of Oulu and different companies have jointly built several large-scale technological implementations in the city center, and these infrastructures have also been investigated from an anthropological perspective. Smart futures, northern realities and beyond

Transmedia + Sostenibilidad Ambiental

Cuándo: 12 de diciembre de 10:00 a 12:00
Dónde: Sala S202, Tibi III, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Av. Tibidabo 47
Esta sesión se abocará en los presupuestos teóricos, los procedimientos metodológicos, el análisis y las prácticas culturales asociadas a textos audiovisuales digitales cuya intención es difundir y legitimar practicas de carácter ambiental; siguiendo como hilo conductor la presentación del proyecto de investigación que Martín Valencia realiza actualmente sobre narrativas audiovisuales transmedia.

A cargo de Martín Valencia

Entrada libre y gratuita.
Enviar previamente un correo a mediaccions@gmail.com


Call for the ICA 2018 Pre-Conference

“Articulating Voice. The Expressivity and Performativity of Media Practices”

Sponsored by the Philosophy, Theory and Critique (PTC) Division of the International Communication Association

Event date: 24 May 2018, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Prague, Czech Republic
Venue: Main Conference Hotel

Deadline for proposals: 10 January 2018 (300-500 words abstract) Call for the ICA 2018 Pre-Conference

Diseño desbordado

Diseño sin diseñadores. Prácticas irreverentes para investigar las sociedades en el siglo XXI.

Nuestros colegas de la Cátedra UOC-Telefónica en Diseño y Creación Multimedia organizan una serie de seminarios en colaboración con el Centre de Documentació del Museu del Disseny Barcelona. Diseño desbordado

Art & Speculative Futures

El próximo 7 de julio a las 18:00 presentaremos el monográfico de Artnodes “Arte y Futuros especulativos” que surje en estrecha relación con el congreso homónimo co-organizado por los grupos de investigación Arte, Arquitectura y Sociedad Digital (AASD ) y Arte, Globalización, Interculturalidad (AGI), ambos adscritos a la Universitat de Barcelona, y el grupo de investigación Mediaccions, de Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, en el contexto del proyecto «D-FUTURE: Prácticas de futuro, espacios de creación digital e innovación social». Art & Speculative Futures


El próximo 31/05 desde las 15:00 a las 19:30 hs. tendrá lugar el workshop de D-FUTUREINTERSECTION | INTERVENTION | INTERPLAY. Gender, Collaboration and Counter-Memory in Migratory Times and Spaces” en el Museu del Disseny de Barcelona.

El workshop estará a cargo de The Museum of Random Memory/futuremaking.space; Diasporas Críticas y Migratory Times the Institute of (im)Possible Subjects.

Aquí el el programa completo.
La entrada es gratuita.
Aforo limitado. Se requiere inscripción previa a dfutureproject@gmail.com