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School-led community

development through

research and innovation

Open Schooling is...

an opportunity to explore and engage with future thinking experts. It is an experimental space where
you can encounter new ideas and design new possibilities for your community.

We want to impact...

our region by connecting minds and offering
access to emerging technologies.


Our assets are

Future Thinking

Art and Science Encounters

Experimentation

Team

Veronika Liebl
Veronika Liebl

Managing Director,
Ars Electronica Festival-Prix-Exhibitions

veronika.liebl@aec.at
Andrew Newman
Andrew Newman

Producer - European Platform
for Digital Humanism,
Ars Electronica Festival-Prix-Exhibitionsc

andrew.newman@ars.electronica.art
Marion Friedl
Marion Friedl

Project Manager - Create Your World,
Ars Electronica Festival-Prix-Exhibitions

Marion Friedl
Hans Christian Merten
Hans Christian Merten

Director - Create Your World,
Ars Electronica Festival-Prix-Exhibitions

Hans Christian Merten
Katharina Hof
Katharina Hof

Education & Content Development,
Ars Electronica Festival-Prix-Exhibitions

Katharina Hof

Partner Schools

Challenge and Mission

In 2020 a generation of Europeans born during the dawn of social networking graduated into an era of social distancing and isolation. For many of them, their last days of school took place not in the classroom but on their digital devices. Diametrically opposed understandings of offline and online have completely dissolved for this generation, and ‘digital literacy’ should therefore no longer be distinguished from, or considered as supplementary to our 21st century understanding of literacy – a fundamental human right to the basic knowledge and skills needed for a rapidly changing world. If humanity is to face the challenges of this world, it is clear that there must be an informed and empowered citizenry that has a critical and adaptive knowledge of digital technologies.

challenge

Open Schooling Projects

open schooling

Create your world Tour

The create your world Tour is a workshop programme offered in selected schools and institutions, that brings the contents and ideas of the Ars Electronica platform u19 – create your world into – everyday school life. The aim of the tour is to offer both students and teachers opportunities for alternative learning and teaching and to playfully lay the foundations for new ideas and projects in schools. The tour workshops are usually conducted by artists or creative professionals. Teachers can use the workshops as further training with current content and as an inspiration for new directions in teaching. The methodology of create your world Tour embodies the idea of peer education by inviting prize winners from Ars Electronica’s U19 competition to participate in the workshops and work alongside their peers on similar programmes.