Democracy and participation, Arts and cultural activities

Digital Stories Lab. Media and Democracy


Who is behind this?

Katarzyna Boratyn

Fundacja Pełne Zanurzenie / Total Immersion Foundation


Who is joining forces?

StoryCode Warsaw


Transmedia Mitteldeutschland




Institute of Documentary Film Czech Republic

Idea Sketch


Idea pitch

The event focuses on digital works that shift boundaries of narratives and visual arts by using e.g. interaction, immersion, community-based creation of content. Program consists of: workshops (selected professionals of various fields explore the use new media in the service of democracy and open society); and interactive shows for general public (presentation of projects that document challenges that Europe is facing today, such as forced migration or the crisis of democracy).

Where will your idea take place?

Warsaw, Poland

Why does Europe need your idea?

Participants explore how to tell engaging stories for contemporary viewers who can be partners in the creative process (Internet, mobile deices).
The public learns about projects that allow them to be engaged.
Ideas developed and projects shown raise awareness of issues that matter for Europeans.

What is your impact?

Project prototypes developed by participants
Professionals gain new skills & knowledge
Ideas exchanged internationally
International colaborations
New technologies in storytelling promoted among public
Contemporary challenges of Europe - as topics of developed projects, public awareness raised

How do you get there?

Module 1: Co-creator as participant
Series of lectures (guests present their tools and artistic practices) and workshops
(participants work in groups on prototypes of interactive stories with help of international mentors).
30 participants selected upon internationally promoted open-call.

Module 2: Participant as co-creator
Live presentations of projects for general public. Opportunity to encourage viewers to participate in the process of storytelling and to build audience awarness.

What is your story?

New forms of narratives: i-docs, VR, AR, 360° films, cross-media / transmedia, participatory projects, the Internet of Things (IoT) etc. have great potential in engaging the audience in creative process and social change but can also be menace of manipulation and threat to freedom.

Who are you doing it for?

Representatives of creative sector: artists, filmmakers, journalists, designers, web developers, programmers, new media creators (incl. students), who care about the surrounding world and would like to develop their skills in interactive / transmedia storytelling.
General public.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

Subjects for projects potentially to be developed during workshops. Possible partnerships and promotion - also out of audio-visual sector (to connect activists and NGOs with storytellers). Financing.


Total Immersion Foundation

Marcin Marczyk

Katarzyna Boratyn

Anna Desponds

Idea created on Jan. 17, 2018
Last edit on Jan. 17, 2018

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