AMRO24 Dancing at the Crossroads

8-11th May 2024

Festival dedicated to Art, Hacktivism and Open Culture

Art Meets Radical Openness is a biennial community festival for art, hacktivism and open cultures. It provides a space for discussion and resistance against technological monoculture, and for sharing and learning together on contemporary issues of our networked times.

Art Meets Radical Openness 2024
Dancing at the Crossroads

At the crossroads of the current complex multi-crisis, we observe how digital technologies are deeply intertwined with the rising impact of climate collapse, individual burnout, outbreaks of war, colonial oppression and violence, strengthening nationalism and rising fascism.

For its 10th edition "Dancing at the Crossroads", AMRO has invited its community of artists and technologists, activists and developers to contribute with works of protest and dissent against the normative, extractive and anti-social technological mainstream. We aim to explore forms of computational degrowth and the principles of permacomputing, and to address the consequences of a perhaps resistible rise of total AI.

In an increasingly extractive technological condition, with the approaching signals of climate catastrophe in mind, we dance at the crossroads, oscillating between all possible states and conditions, occupying both roads, creating space for imagining alternatives, and aiming to reseed forms of resistance.

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Program Overview

7th May 2024, 19:00 (Pre-Opening)
exhibition opening at Galerie MAERZ & bb15 – space for contemporary art

8th May 2024, 19:00
festival opening at afo architekturforum oberösterreich
keynotes by Selena Savić & Paris Marx

9th, 10th, 11th May, 10:00–00+
lectures, concerts, workshops, exhibitions, nightline


Check the program details at the festival program page.

The participation at the program is free, however you can support us by purchasing a supporter ticket.

Cooperations & Festival locations:

AMRO is organized in cooperation with University of Arts Linz, Department of Time-based Media, and through many partners from the community.

Main festival location: afo architekturforum oberösterreich.
The festival program takes place at STWST, bb15 – Space for Contemporary Art, MAERZ, DH5, /dev/lol – Developer Lab of Linz, Willy*fred
General info for visiting AMRO 2024

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We use our mastodon account to activate the community during the festival.
Further info also with the AMRO newsletter:

To know more about our quest to radical openness, visit the archive↗ of the past editions and the research labs↗.

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