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CITY NOISES is a 3 country EU collaboration project. The three countries involved are Finland, Budapest and UK. It originally was developed by Stream(UK) in line with their objectives which are:
The use of Digital Technology as a creative means for artists and communities to explore the urban environment in Greenwich.
The creative use of different Research Techniques through artistic commissions designed to engage and extend local community groups understanding so they can they can look at their area and re-imagine it.
The partnership is led by Stream Arts. Stream is a creative production agency that brings together innovative art practice and local people through playful experiences.
Stream commissions high-quality projects which are location-specific, offering unusual and stimulating opportunities for creativity and collaboration to artists and local people.
Crucible Studio(Helsinki, Finland)
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture has a strong international presence. Its Department of Media research group Crucible Studio explores, defines and creates new forms of storytelling, in dialogue with new media and traditions of drama. Founded in 2002, the artistic research studio is situated between the School's Media Lab and Media Centre Lume, which provides a unique environment where professionally equipped and maintained production facilities are linked with a content-led, practice-based and multidisciplinary research group.
Crucible Studio participates in practice based research productions, which combine state-of-the-art expertise of design, drama, and technology. Crucible Studio's goal is to achieve deeper emotional experiences in the interactive media and to create production methods to develop content and technology simultaneously in the multi-talented teams of artists, designers, scientists and technology experts. City Noises will be linked directly into City Sets, a multidisciplinary research theme centred on the city and its visual identity and narration, which is led by Crucible Studio.
Crucible Studio was established to respond to the apparent need of story-based, emotionally rich contents of high-quality new media products and co-operation between the experts in arts, technology and design.
Ravensbourne (london, UK)
Ravensbourne is a world-class digital destination developing talented individuals and leading-edge businesses through learning, skills, applied research, enterprise and innovation. A university sector college innovating in digital media and design, with a vocationally focused portfolio of courses, spanning fashion, television and broadcasting, interactive product design, architecture and environment design, graphic design, animation, moving image, music production for media and sound design. It's a centre of excellence, industry accredited and a Skillset Media Academy.
Ravensbourne is driven by the creative use of digital technologies and determined to help shape the future, not simply to be shaped by it. The traditional disciplines of design, media, innovation and communications are merging, with open-source methods driving design and digital media. It explores new technologies from human perspective, shaping them to the real needs of real people.
Szövetség’39 (Budapest, Hungary)
Szövetség’39 is an association of artists focusing on large-scale, complex artistic projects. Subjects are typically related to some form of spatial situations, such as installations, artistic design of buildings or public art. Group members are Anna Baróthy, Csenge Kolozsvári and Melinda Bozsó, joined by the artists and groups of the workshops. Szövetség’39 is also an open workshop that welcomes professional artists and designers to develop and test their experimental concepts/ideas. The workshop is home to a number of innovative events. Profiles of currently active artists in Szövetség’39 include: architecture, sculpture, sound art, media arts, computer graphics, web-design, experimental programming, animation and glass design.
Szövetség’39 sees City Noises as an opportunity for diverse dialogues and analysis of sound in the urban environment. These dialogues, though, should not to be seen as simple exchanges of thoughts between people, but also as constant communication. Szövetség’39's aim is to share their experience and encourage local cooperation.