The Art/Tech manual consists in the creation of a collaborative methodology

The Art/Tech manual consists in the creation of a collaborative methodology that inspires, guides and documents each project´s development from start to finish, in which tools were provided to facilitate the Co-Research and Co-Creation processes.

Created and tested for Re-FREAM, this methodology builds a cross-sectoral common space; an “unlearning-to-learn” environment that enables co-research and co-creation by means of a new mindset that strikes a balance between art design and technology. Within this new a dimension of equality, the artist must re-envision his/her initial idea together with a technologist.

During the two waves of co-creation the Re-FREAM project provide a seed bed able to show how art and technology collaboration can work and contribute to an innovative process in research, industry and society. The process is based on the design thinking concepts and tools and has been tested in two different environments: in the first wave artists had the chance, as set in the DOA, to spent a residency period in the selected Hubs but as the Covid-19 pandemic spread the newly selected artists has been forced to experiment the virtual mode. This model has stems from integrating artists/designers in research and innovation processes by nurturing their practices in very specific and clearly identified technological context .such as our hubs.

The model shows also that crucial role of facilitating bodies such as mentors, project managers etc that are able to channel the disrupted forces of co-creation.

A de-codification process was set up to analyze every essential feature of each project, integrating both points of view, and provoking a dialogue between the two. This requires them to take on a collaborative attitude, where both must listen, share, and learn from the other. Participants are encouraged not only to think “outside of the box,” but to understand “outside of the box.”