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DARC functions as a shared intellectual resource that not only unites researchers at Aarhus University, but also maintains a focus on bringing together researchers and practitioners from other cultural and research institutions with the aim of producing experiments, research projects, research/PhD seminars, publications, exhibitions, public events, and more.

Collaborating partners include:

In alphabetical order

Aarhus Bibliotekerne

Collaborations on digital literature, including  Literature in Digital Transformation and DigiRum (with Silkeborg and Herning libraries).

Aarhus Billedkunstcenter, Godsbanen

DARC is active in the board, and the co-organization of seminars, applications, and more.

Andromeda 8220

Ægte Lokal Kulturplatform. Andromeda is an independent art platform optimising local areas with a global lens. Based in the Gellerup area of the city of Aarhus, Andromeda facilitates film screenings, artist talks and debates, fashion production, workshops around self publishing books and more.The platform was initiated in 2017 by a group of locals, today it is run collectively by a network consisting of collaborators regionally, nationally and internationally and was also showcased and highlighted during the Venice Biennale 2018 as Dimensions of Citizenship at the American Pavilion. Collaboration on Fermenting Data workshops. 

The Brandenburg Centre for Media Studies (ZeM)

ZeM is a joint research facility of eight universities of the state of Brandenburg, Germany. Christian Ulrik Andersen and Søren Pold act as associated researchers in the project “Sensing: Zum Wissen sensibler Medien”. DARC and ZeM has also collaborated on invited talks and the research seminar “Research Values” (2018).

Brown University (Literary Arts)

Research collaboration & projects. Part of common research project “Translating Electronic Literature: A Transatlantic Program in Collaborative Digital Humanities” latest common conference: “New Perspectives on Translating Electronic Literature: Whither Now?” (Paris 2020)

Cambridge Digital Humanities Learning Programme, University of Cambridge

DARC and CDH have collaborated on the PhD/research workshop Machine Feeling, which included researchers from the Department of Computer Science and Technology, as well as Sociology.

Warwick University, Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CiM) & Centre for Digital Inquiry (CDI),

DARC and CIM/CDI collaborates on methods if interface criticism, including research visits and research seminars/workshops/design sprints (see e.g. Critical Interface Analysis, Exploring App Ecologies, and Card Decks as Method - Strategies for Interface Critique)

Code & Share [ ]

Code&Share[  ] is a group of software artists, coders, researchers, designers, musicians and students in Aarhus interested in exploring code and software development beyond the purely functional. There are monthly meetups with workshops, presentations and coding sessions, including DARC faculty members and students at the department digital design and information studies, Aarhus University.

CSNI (Centre for the Study of the Networked Image), London South Bank University

DARC and CSNI have collaborated on research workshops and participation in joint events and research project development.

Digital Methods Initiative, University of Amsterdam 

Collaboration on the project and summer school Curating Data: Care, Commons, Networks - speculative methods for curating data [https://wiki.digitalmethods.net/Dmi/SummerSchool2020] – between DARC member Magdalena Tyżlik-Carver and Annet Dekker (UvA), Marialaura Gidini (Srishti Institute of Art, Design, and Technology in Bangalore), Gaia Tedone (Lucerne Institute of Art & Design)

Disruptive Innovation Lab, Berlin

Disruption Network Lab is an ongoing platform of events and research focused on the intersection of politics, technology and society. The platform is run by DARC’s former member and PhD candidate, Tatiana Bazzichelli.

Exhibition Research Lab, Liverpool John Moores University

Join together between DARC, Aarhus University, Goldsmiths, University of London, Goldsmiths Digital Studios and Liverpool John Moores University’s School of Art and Design, artist-researchers Winnie Soon and Helen Pritchard had exhibited their research art project “Recurrent Queer Imaginaries” at the Exhibition Research Lab, which is a public venue and a research centre dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of exhibitions and curatorial knowledge. 

Global Emergent Medial Lab (GEM), Concordia University

GEM is a research platform that addresses emergent media forms and practices in a global context, and the pressing need to broaden our understandings of media and globalization beyond dominant Western contexts and epistemologies. Collaboration include the PhD/research seminar Research Networks.

Goldsmiths, University of London

DARC and researchers/research groups at Goldsmiths have collaborated on computational art making, art exhibitions, as well as talks and workshops.

Hangar, Bau Design College of Barcelona, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

Research collaboration, applications, conferences like the biannual Interface Politics, where Søren Pold is part of the scientific board.

Jagiellonian University

Research collaboration on Electronic Literature, exchanges and visits.

Kingston University, London

Research collaboration on electronic literature, including the research project A Transatlantic Take on Translating Electronic Literature (TTTEL) and research exchanges (by media artist/e-poeta and Associate Professor Maria Mencia).

Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany 

DARC and Leuphana collaborated on the PhD seminar Researching #BWPWAP in 2012. The collaboration has also included exchange of PhD students.


DARC and !null have collaborated on Processing community day @ Aarhus since 2019. 

Kunsthal Aarhus

Collaboration on public talks and events

Open Source Publishing, Brussels 

Open Source Publishing (OSP) questions the influence and affordance of digital tools through its practice of (commissioned) graphic design, pedagogy and applied research. DARC has collaborated with OSP for research projects such as the book “Aesthetic programming” written by Winnie Soon and Geoff Cox, the publication from the transmediale workshop Research Networks (https://transmediale.de/content/research-networks-1) as well as the delivery of workshop events such as Making Hybrid Publications.

Roskilde Bibliotekerne

Collaborations on digital literature; including exhibitions, consultancy, jurying for awards, development of the common digital literature platform The Poetry Machine, and more. Projects include Literature in Digital Transformation and Turn on Literature.

School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong

Collaboration on PhD workshops, research exchanges and invited talks, including e.g. the research seminar “Datafied Research”. Christian Ulrik Andersen and Søren Pold act as co-investigators in the project “Adobe, Cloud Computing and AI: Creative Software and the Governmentalization of the Creative Act” (2020-2022), directed by Damien Charrieras (City University), supported by The University Grants Committee of Hong Kong. 

Sigrids Stue

Sigrids Stue is an art project and a platform based in the neighbourhood  Gellerup, Aarhus, Denmark. Sigrids Stue develops projects in cooperation with both local, national and international partners. Collaboration on Fermenting Data workshops. 

transmediale - festival for art and digital culture

Since 2011 DARC, transmediale and shifting cultural/research institutions have collaborated on research seminars and publications.

University of Bergen (Bergen Electronic Literature Research Group & Digital Culture)

Collaboration on electronic literature and machine vision, including research training networks, exhibitions at libraries in Norway and Denmark, conferences, talks, and more. 

Université Paris8

Collaboration on electronic literature, including the research project “Translating Electronic Literature: A Transatlantic Program in Collaborative Digital Humanities”, and the conference: “New Perspectives on Translating Electronic Literature: Whither Now?” (Paris 2020). 

University of Coimbra (MatLit - Materialidades da Literatura)

Collaboration on electronic literature, including the research project “Translating Electronic Literature: A Transatlantic Program in Collaborative Digital Humanities”, and the conference “New Perspectives on Translating Electronic Literature: Whither Now?” (Paris 2020).