The Lectorate of Play & Civic Media is part of the international consortium, composed by cinemas, creative hubs, and research groups, for a new project: Connecting Cinemas.
‘Connecting Cinemas‘ is initiated by Neue Kammerspiele (Kleinmachnow, Brandenburg) and Public Art Lab as pilot project funded by the Europe MEDIA program of the European Commission to bring the idea of European cinemas a step further by connecting the audiences and cinemas in rural regions Europewide and establishing a networked infrastructure to share live events, programs and knowledge.
With the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, this project aims at investigating the cinema-making process on three unfolding key visions – Connect, Entertain and Engage – in order to generate an impact on the cinema as an innovation hub and community center. In this context, Play & Civic Media will contribute to the research and development of interactive site-specific media experiences that promote audience engagement in public spaces such as cinemas.
Play & Civic Media will also contribute to the expansion of Connecting Cinemas network via collaborations with the Media Architecture Biennale 2020, which will take place during Spring 2021 in Amsterdam and Utrecht.