STRP Festival 2019
STRP looks to the future with an open and critical view. We refuse to flee in a crippling nostalgia. We have had enough of the dark and tough flirt with dystopia and ask ourselves out loud: how in heaven’s name can we come through this conservative and fear-driven period together?
STRP explores scenarios for a positive future in 2019 and 2020. We will guide you through a time in which technology seems to offer the solution for everything, and doom-scenarios are leading. STRP initiates, produces and presents innovative art and visions whereby creative technology plays a significant role, for an international and curious audience.
STRP explores scenarios for a positive future. We will guide you through a time in which technology seems to offer the solution for everything, and doom-scenarios are leading.
During STRP Festival 2019 you will meet artists and activists, thinkers and doers, who focus primarily on imagination, and as such are able to give shape to inspiring alternatives. For 10 days you will be immersed in visual art, exciting technological perspectives, performances, lectures and open discussions.
Expo & Performance
During the expo, national and international artists imagine a possible future and make ground-breaking proposals for a new internet, for how we can once again come into contact with our own bodies and for a renewed relationship between ourselves and nature. They introduce a virus that can bring people closer together, create new rituals and together with the audience and the newest technologies, visualise how our future world could look, feel and smell.
Conference & Dialogue
Together with Fontys University of Applied Sciences Creative Economy, STRP is organising a dynamic, two-day conference programme in which the speakers share new inspiration, new images and new ideals that we need to build a hopeful future. We present a lively programme with keynotes, panels, performances, encounters with artists and tours through the exhibition.
3 April: Positive Futurism
During day 1 of the conference & dialogue programme we will discuss, with the guests and audience, which conventions we should renounce once and for all in order to think beyond the here and now.
4 April: The new internet
There’s not much left of the original promise of the internet as a true public domain. How can we organize the power of online communities in a noncommercial way, how can we become boss of our own data? Can we maybe even build our own internet?
The STRP SHARE program offers a tour through the expo and workshops for students from primary and secondary education and MBO, a tour & talk for teachers in primary and secondary education and MBO, and tour through the expo for seniors (55+). In the weekends of STRP Festival, STRP Share will be organising free tours and workshops for young and old.
For the full program check the Website: http://www.strp.nl