Critical ChangeLab // Beta – Call for Participants

What will it be like to live in Dublin in 2050? Create your idea of the future. Join us for our FREE Critical ChangeLab // Beta afterschool programme and use creative tools (including augmented and virtual reality) to imagine what the future could look like.

Develop new skills and explore your power as an individual and as a youth collective to bring about change. Create a digital art installation for the Beta festival, a new festival of art and technology at The Digital Hub, and make your voice heard. If you or someone you know would like to participate in in Critical ChangeLab // Beta please download this application form and send to us by Friday, 8th September 2023.

To be eligible for participation, you should:

  • Be 14 to 17 years old as of September 1st, 2023.
  • Live in Dublin.
  • Have a reasonable command of the English language, both spoken and written.
  • Be available on Thursdays 5pm to 7pm to attend six weekly workshops that will take place between September 18th and October 29th, 2023.
  • Be available to participate in the BETA festival between November 2nd and 5th.

Across the six-week program, participants will collectively identify and engage with local and global challenges affecting where they live in the Liberties in Dublin. Participants will use a variety of creative and digital tools and methods including augmented and virtual reality to envision sustainable futures, with outputs exhibited in a digital installation at the inaugural BETA festival on 2nd – 5th November 2023.

About the programme

Critical ChangeLab//Beta is part of the EU Critical ChangeLab project and the Beta festival at The Digital Hub, with additional support from START: European Researchers’ Night at Trinity College Dublin. Critical ChangeLab is funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe programme under grant agreement no. 101094217, and Start has received funding under grant agreement no. 101061478. The programme will be delivered by Trinity College Dublin researchers from the School of Education and the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute and Barry Haughey of HaloGen.  Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the authors only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Executive Agency (REA). Neither the European Union nor the REA can be held responsible for them.

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