summer academy, exhibition and live-streamed lectures

05 June – 22 August 2021

About the exhibition

exhibition: 29. August - 14. September 2021
workshops: 05. June - 25. August 2021 (admission closed)

openAR brings together digital culture experts with a diverse group of 12 AR-beginners who are interested in learning to work with augmented reality and experimenting with it in an artistic context. In the course of the project there will be workshops educating participants on the technological background, culture and history of digital art, particularly AR, as well as teaching them to create AR works themselves. At the same time, experts and participants will jointly discuss possible formats for a platform to present, collect and archive AR works. The objective of the project is to create an exhibition both at and on the collectively conceptualized online platform.

Talks by the workshop supervisors Jeremy Bailey (, Sarah Buser ( and Tamás Páll ( as well as keynote speeches by Ela Kagel ( and Vincent Van Uffelen ( will be live streamed to the public on the website and twitch stream:

live streamed lectures:
12. June 2021, 10:00 - 10:30: Artist Talk by Tamás Pall
13. June 2021, 09:45 - 11:00: Keynote "The Rise of Platform Cooperativism: Redefining Organizations in the Digital Economy" by Ela Kagel
13. June 2021, 11:15 - 12:45: Keynote "Assessing Online Art Platforms" by Vincent van Uffelen
17. July 2021, 10:30 - 11:00: Artist Talk by Sarah Buser
18. July 2021, 09:45 - 11:00: Keynote "Building Decentralized Digital Organizations" by Ela Kagel
tbd: Keynote “Lean Artist” by Jeremy Bailey

Supported by Neustart Kultur - Fonds Soziokultur

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