Innovative, Open and Economically Sustainable Models of Creative Production
* International Conference: "Innovative, Open and Economically Sustainable Models of Creative Production". 09.30.2013 - 10.01.2013 / Athens - Greece
"The International Conference “Innovative, Open and Economically Sustainable Models of Creative Production”, organised by the National Documentation Centre (EKT) on September 30 and October 1 2013, is designed in order to examine and present emerging models of creative production in Greece, as they develop within the wider context of the European tendencies and developments in the field of cultural and creative industries. This international and public event will bring together representatives of contemporary practices, where research and applied innovation, culture and science, creativity and entrepreneurship meet.
All conference speakers will examine and determine the so called 'open production', in terms of economic, legal, technological, as well as artistic aspects. Economic models of open design, spaces of collaborative artistic production, policies for the reinforcement of new structures for creative production, audiovisual projects focused on the limits of openness, individual experiences of new entrepreneurs regarding the sustainability of innovative business models, will comprise the rich tapestry of this conference, the purpose of which is to highlight, especially in the context of the current economic circumstances, the significance of interconnection of cultural production and the spaces that produce knowledge with the creative industries.
There will be specific reference to the use of open and collaborative technologies, particularly regarding the field of three-dimensional printing and open fabrication, since they are considered to be the pioneers of the development and application of economically and socially sustainable models of production.
Furthermore, in collaboration with the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, a significant number of young Greek artists - representatives of the "open artistic production" will present their new works, to be included in the next exhibition of the EMST, beginning on October 24, 2013. Typical example constitutes the installation AKTINA by the artistic teams City_Index and Energize, an expression of the virtuous cycle of reuse of energy that, placed in the courtyard of the National Hellenic Research Foundation premises, will collect solar energy in order for the 3D printers to be charged, which in turn will be used in order for three-dimensional open designs to be produced during the conference.
The conference is part of the "Creativity: Innovative Models of Production and Access" (CIMPA) project funded via the Culture Programme (2007-2013) by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), responsible for the management of certain parts of the EU's programmes in the fields of education, culture and audiovisual, operating under the Education and Culture DG."