project launch

Diana Mordido Aires (2020) Ares de Casa. Credits: Diana Aires (April 2021) Marvão Academy

We are glad to announce the launching of the project. project is formed by part of the Biofriction European project consortium led by Hangar, Zavod Kersnikova, Bioart Society, Cultivamos Cultura, together with the NGO Kontejner and the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.

Arc-hive aims to create an open-source digital platform that aggregates, preserves, publishes, distributes, and contextualizes various information, knowledge, and documentation on art, focusing on biomedia. This ensures open access to multiple users and a comprehensive outreach of digital materials across cultural sectors and territories.
Arc-hive addresses the challenges of creating and distributing cohesive digitization and dissemination protocols through a centralized digital space. Here,  knowledge and best practices are collected and are related to art, predominantly using biological materials.

The project is created thanks to the collaboration of six partners, working within NGOs, the museum sector, publishing, and IT and audio-visual field.
The platform is the main project result, it has several functions such as being a catalyzation tool for the activities of artwork and museum specimen digitization, archiving and distribution; remote event participation, planning and realization; augmented publishing; staff and student education and training; and topic contextualization and interconnection.
Arc.hive wants to build capacities of various cultural agents which work with biological and living materials. Also, the project provides a feasible and tailor-made digital solution to some issues fundamental to the field, following philosophical principles of open data and information sharing in all project phases.
Through the website, on Instagram and arc.hive.platform on Facebook, they will be keeping you up to date with the news and activities of the project.