Digitalization of Culture
This conference about the operations of cultural entities since the start of the pandemic is taking place from 29 October until 5 November 2021.
What is this conference about?
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges in many forms and collectively forced or accelerated the digitalization of many operations due to social distancing. Despite the lack of access to Internet and infrastructure such as computers to persons in Southern Africa, there have indeed been changes in the information and cultural spheres. For instance, language courses at the Goethe-Institut Namibia have been transformed to online, the traditional classroom in the public education system was replaced with a computer or Smart device and concerts are now more frequently streamed online. Many changes were unthinkable at first but were implemented before resuming what was before the pandemic.
The aim of the conference is to highlight the digitalisation of Southern African culture after the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. The conference aims to highlight the numerous digital transformations that have been implemented due to "social distancing". The Goethe-Institut Namibia will award a prize to the best submission.
What are we aiming to do?
Who is this For?
- Students of universities (from the higher education sector)
- Lecturers of universities (from the higher education sector)
- Start-up initiatives and new economy working in the field of digitalisation.
- Innovative group from Southern Africa's civil societies
- Individuals from the computer science, technology, culture and education sectors.