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OpenFields 2017 Conference

OPEN FIELDS Conference
in the frameworkd of the RIXC Art Science Festival 2017
October 19 – 21, 2017, Riga

DEADLINE for submissions: May 15, 2017

This year's festival programme will include the Open Fields conference, the annual gathering for international scholars and artists working at the intersection of arts, humanities and science. The Open Fields aims to raise the discussion on the changing role of art in society, its transformative potential, and relations to the science. Taking place in the framework of RISK CHANGE Creative Europe's project, this year's conference will primarily focus on highly relevant topics in post-media society such as “migrating cultures”, “augmented and virtual reality” and “neomateriality and post-digital”. The conference will also explore broad spectrum of other important themes including “data aesthetics”, “digital archives”, “techno-ecological practices”, etc.





Welcome to submit your conference proposal consisting of:

- keywords 5–6,
- an abstract 250 words,
- biography of the author(s) 200 words each (in comments section).

Conference venues: the Art Academy of Latvia and the Latvian National Museum of Art.

Important: This is the platform to apply for the Open Fields Conference 2017,
to apply for RIXC Art Science Festival 2017 Exhibition go to

In case of any issues with the openconf system, please don’t hesitate to contact us:

Festival curators: Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits
Contact:, +371 67228478 (RIXC office), +371 26546776 (Rasa Smite)

Organized by RIXC in collaboration with the Risk Change EU Creative Europe project partners and Nordplus academic partners Liepaja University, Aalto University and Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

Support: The State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, Riga City Council, The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia.


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