Glowlab announces the 6th Annual Conflux Festival in partnership with New York University.
Conflux, the art and technology festival for the creative exploration of urban public space, is pleased to announce the 6th annual Conflux Festival will take place from September 17-20, 2009.
The festival will be headquartered in Manhattan with our partner and host, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. As in past years, Conflux events will take place throughout New York’s five boroughs.
The future of the festival was uncertain after the initial five-year run ended last year. In the midst of the econocalypse, however, artistic and critical attention to the complexities of urban space has taken on a heightened significance. It thus seemed imperative for the festival to continue with a special emphasis placed on resource-sharing, academic analysis, and hands-on and collaborative approaches to the creative examination of the urban environment.
The structure of the festival continues to evolve with this year’s presenters curated by invitation from within the existing Conflux community. In keeping with its commitment to openness, the festival will also include a special open-format daylong event called ConfluxCity that will allow for a diverse range of new participants and projects.