konS ≡ the Platform for Contemporary Investigative Arts is an open and evolving structure that seeks to establish links between communities, knowledge institutions, research centers and the economy at a systemic level, with all parties interested in co-creating a sustainable, safer and more ethical future in a dynamic, constantly changing world.
Efforts to establish an active network of research, production and justification of better conditions for research, development and realization of contemporary research art projects, brought together nine partners – NGOs, art producers, tactical media, public cultural centers and the Academy of Arts on the diagonal of Eastern and Western Cohesion Region: Kersnikova, Projekt Atol, Aksioma, Ljudmila, Cona, all from Ljubljana, and the University of Nova Gorica – Academy of Arts, Youth Center Velenje, LokalPatriot Novo mesto and MKC Maribor.
The center of Nova Gorica is now enriched with a center of creative practices, which is created through the combination of creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, art, education and research.
We are inviting the world-class thinkers in eight crucial disciplines to discuss the ways in which we can repair our thought and behavioural patterns in order to keep us collectively safe. Curated and conducted by writer and journalist Marta Peirano.