Project information

Index: 1186R4
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Innovation, research and technology development
Location UNITED KINGDOM WEST MIDLANDS Birmingham West Midlands Start/End date of the practice
Start: June 2014
End: July 2014

Topic of the practice

Brokerage - Digital Design, ICT, Technology and Manufacturing

Good Practice Information

Interactivos? Birmingham is a UK-based, two-week, international seminar and open innovation prototyping workshop. The model, conceived by Medialab-Prado as a hybrid between a production/learning space and exhibition showcase, provides an opportunity for reflection, research, cooperation and creation.
Proposals on a theme are selected through an international open call. They are then developed by interdisciplinary teams, completed and displayed. The process is open to the public from beginning to end. The budget is EUR 90,000 for a full two-week programme including international experts.

Evidence of success

Interactivos? is widely regarded as an international model of best practice, and in bringing the project to Birmingham in 2014, it was the first time it had been hosted in the UK. In doing so, regional and national individuals made connections to a global network of creative and digital professionals, centred around collaboration and technological production.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Alexa Torlo

Birmingham City University/Sampad

Annex completed on: 03-11-2015

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