UNESCO MIL ALLIANCE Opening Panel:
“INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS IN DIGITAL MEDIA ART FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF UNESCO MEDIA AND INFORMATION LITERACY (MIL) CITIES”
The UNESCO initiative “Media and Information Literate Cities” (MIL Cities) was conceived on the occasion of Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week 2018, which was celebrated under the theme “MIL Cities: Voices, Power, and Change Makers”. Since then, this initiative has been growing worldwide as communities, institutions, and whole cities are adopting more and more development activities and policies focused on empowering citizens with MIL competencies. These competencies embrace, among many others, media, art and communication, where the citizen is at the centre.
The “MIL Cities” initiative aims at building bridges between various city actors, notably local government authorities, city libraries, museums, archives, public transport operators, healthcare facilities, formal, non-formal and informal educational institutions, urban development agencies, and MIL-related NGOs and networks (read more).
This panel brings together actors from different parts of the world, from Brazil, Cuba, Portugal, Belgium, Macau and Vietnam, who are active in digital media art and communication projects as well in the MIL Cities initiative to present different perspectives and reflect on how an international collaborative network can be established having the individual citizen and local communities at the very centre.