June 16, 2014
Brigid Pasco

AWAC at the 2014 Open Knowledge Festival

For our first project, AWAC is teaming up with the Open Knowledge Foundation to bring five international groups of artists to Berlin’s 2014 Open Knowledge Festival (OKFestival). The OKFestival is a globally-oriented event promoting the sharing of data and knowledge. Innovators, makers, hackers, movers and shakers come together over the course of the festival to swap techniques, develop ideas, and create new ways of thinking and doing.

AWAC’s convoy of artists, hailing from Kenya, Cameroon, Germany, and the USA, have all developed their own cultural- and medium-specific techniques for engaging this year’s OKFestival theme: “Open Minds to Open Action.”

The 2014 OKFestival will take place from July 15-17 at the Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauerberg, Berlin. According to the Open Knowledge Foundation, over 1000 people from 60 countries will be in attendance to engage in and develop new strategies for the open exchange of information. 

We are very excited to have the opportunity to present our diverse group of artists, all of whom focus on this year’s festival theme of translating of ideas and information into action. In the coming weeks we will be profiling individual artists and collectives taking part in the AWAC-affiliated portion of the festival.