We invite everyone online to join and contribute in collectively reflecting on today’s role of artists and intellectuals.
registrations opened at www.jammart.eu
What is a Jam Session?
Borrowing the concept from the jazz world, a Jam Session is an event, a web site, an open space, a tool, a discussion and more all wrapped into a 72- hour exchange of ideas on issues that are relevant. Already experienced by different types of organisations (from the United Nations to IBM), a Jam Session is organised to facilitate discussions among participants around “always evolving” topics, with the goal of collectively tackling them in a defined period of time.
What are the kick off questions of Jamm’ art?
The outcome: a collective understanding of the “state of the art”, collecting inputs from different parts of Europe. And, in addition, a new experiment for a truly dynamic European conversation in an historical moment in need of deeper connectivity.
It might be that collectively we wish to do something more than this, but we chose to engage in such activity with the possibility to decide together along the way.
How does a Jam Session work?
The Jam Session happens in a web-platform that allows multiple activities and conversations to run in parallel.
During the 72 hours, you only need to visit the homepage to get a glance of what is going on and decide to share your voice, reply to messages, engage in the conversations.
A group of facilitators physically gathered in Gdansk (Poland) will allow conversations to be moved forward, red threads to emerge, questions and issues to be better explored.
Q. WHAT DO I NEED TO JOIN?
A. You only need a device connected to the Internet.
Q. BUT…IS IT A SIMPLE FORUM?
A. It is much more: it is a highly interactive online discussion!
Q. CAN I POST IN MY OWN LANGUAGE?
A. The main language will be English but all languages are welcome! The platform allows a simple translation of each post and contribution.
Q. SHOULD I ONLY WRITE?
A.You can also upload videos, files, etc.but remember that words are easier to read and quicker to reply to…
Q. SHOULD I REGISTER?
A. To contribute, you can join the platform at any moment during the Jam Session. Your name and email will be needed. You will also be able to join the day before the Jam Session (April 26). You can register a new profile, or connect through your facebook, twitter, google, yahoo account.
Q. WHAT IS THE AGENDA?
A. We will start from the questions stated above, but we will follow the evolution of this collective reflection.
Q. AND WHAT IS THE AIM?
A. A collective understanding of the “state of the art”, collecting inputs from different parts of Europe. And, in addition, a new experiment for a truly dynamic European conversation in an historical moment in need of deeper connectivity. Moreover: we will have the possibility to decide together how to continue and what to do next.
Q. CAN I CONNECT WITH PEOPLE PARTICIPATING IN THE JAM SESSION?
A. Sure! You can directly connect and contact those participating in the discussions online.
How to participate?
BEFORE AND DURING THE JAM SESSION
- register on www.jammart.eu
- share the news with your community and engage them through your social media, website, newsletter etc.
- (re)tweet, (re)post, ask your own questions related to the main question(s)
- bring the voice of your community/country online and engage them by being connected to the facilitators in Gdansk
- write to projects(a)cultureactioneurope.org
BE A PROPAGATOR!
- organise a debate, a dinner, a wine&cheese, an hour with your team during the days of the Jam Session to discuss what is happening online and nurture the conversation online
- do you know people that should be informed about this?
- share their emails with comm-intern(a)cultureactioneurope.org or invite them to follow us on social media
- do you know people who should provide special input such as videos or messages?
- introduce them to the team by writing to projects(a)cultureactioneurope.org
Keep yourself informed:
Jamm’art is organised by Culture Action Europe in partnership with Baltic Sea Cultural Centre, Gdansk.
Jamm’art is also co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.