SMARTPLACES | 3rd annual conference

05.03.2020 - 05.03.2020

As the smARTplaces project comes to a close, we realised there are many stories to share about experiments, audiences, collaboration, failures and successes. For our third and final conference – SMARTPLACES – hosted by the Dortmunder U on March 5th 2020, we’re telling these stories by shining a spotlight on our colleagues from across the world.

This search for cultural professionals with shared experiences led us to the conference theme – a human experience of engaging with digital in the cultural and creative industries. Across the four tracks – Identity, Belonging, Access and Acceptance – you’ll hear from people with diverse backgrounds and professional experiences. All these stories share a common thread – making sense of digital. The talks will inspire ideas that you can incorporate into your own professional practice. If you prefer a more hands-on approach, you can take part in a workshop on themes like digital place making, mental health, wayfinding and immersive storytelling.

SMARTPLACES recreates the open and inclusive atmosphere of our steering group meetings, when all multidisciplinary partners gathered to reflect on our experiments, ask questions and take deep dives into new themes. We invite you to do the same on March 5, 2020.

Early registration is now open. Please visit this link to book a place:

For more information and the full program, please visit the conference page: