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April 25, 2024

We are building an inclusive, open and interdisciplinary community which strives to democratise access to knowledge and creation.

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SPLOT
OPEN

Open-source and makers movement revolutionised our thinking about creation and distribution of knowledge, technologies and products. But what does OPEN mean today? SPLOT Institute together with the Distributed Design Platform are eager to find out!

SPLOT Open is a new initiative of SPLOT Institute focusing on sharing interdisciplinary practices and knowledge. We facilitate a new space for meetings, interactions and exchange of ideas that have openness in their DNA.

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LET'S
MEET

25th April 2024

Take part in the first SPLOT Open event, focused on OPENNESS. Listen to discussions with experts and learn about many interesting initiatives created in the spirit of openness.

During the event, selected projects submitted specifically for SPLOT Open Event by creative individuals active in various fields, including science, culture, design, art, production, programming, and social activities, will be presented – as well as at the intersection of these areas!

We start at 6:00 PM at the Warsaw Observatory of Culture (29A Mokotowska Street).

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APPLY BY
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Are you a creator/ designer/ scientist/ activist/ maker who values openness? We are looking for you!

Submit your project: we are looking for case studies from the fields of open design, open science, open culture, DIY, social activity and other areas that the world needs to hear about! Selected applicants will be invited to the event in Warsaw on April 25, 2024. They will have a chance to publicly share their projects with the SPLOT community and network with other practitioners implementing openness in their work.

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How do we define openness?

•free access •Open licence
•Co-creation and circulation of knowledge
•Sharing •Open data •open-source
•distributed design •transparent development
•community governance
Circularity and regenerativeness
•decentralised decision-making
Community-driven approach

Your project could be characterised by one/many of the following:

•free access
•Open licence 
•Co-creation and circulation
of knowledge
•Sharing
•open data
•open-source
•distributed design
•transparent development
•community governance
•Circularity and regenerativeness
•Decentralised
decision-making
•Community-driven
approach
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WHO WILL PRESENT THEIR PROJECT?

Open Call results will be available soon.

FAQ

What do you mean by prototype?
Under prototype we understand samples of your creative concepts  that could be tested and presented  to an external audience. Prototypes need to give an idea of how the concept would work in real life but they don’t need to be perfect nor cover all aspects of the project. They should be bold, intriguing, understandable and open to future iterations. Prototypes could mean visualisations, scenarios, physical or digital models, and many more.

Can we apply with a team project?
Yes, both individual and group projects are welcome.

How long will the onsite Warsaw event take?
Around 3 hours. Participants cover their own travel costs.

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APRIL 25th
THE AGENDA
  • 6:00 pm - start
  • 6:10 pm - presentations of the projects from diverse fields selected through our Open Call
  • 7:20 pm - Discussion “Otwarte, czyli jakie?” with Edyta Ołdak, Bogna Gawrońska-Nowak and Kasia Świętochowska (please note that the discussion will be in Polish)
  • 8:00 pm - Networking activities
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WHO ARE WE?

SPLOT Open is a format of SPLOT Institute organised in partnership with Distributed Design Platform.

SPLOT Institute inspires cross-disciplinary creative collaboration to address pressing social, environmental and economical challenges. We deliver schemes for young creators from diverse backgrounds using our own methodology, successfully applied in international projects: SPLOT UA Residency, Direction Earth/Space Creative Campus and ART+DESIGN+SCIENCE.

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PARTNERS

those who made
it possible

SPLOT UA Residency is a new initiative of SPLOT Institute organized in partnership with the United States Department of State and the United States Embassy in Poland.

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CONTACT

aka how to
reach us

SPLOT Institute

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contact@splot.institute

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