Island "Creative Quarantine" is an intensive, location based, interactive workshop week for students, teachers, scientists and artists. IslandCQ is traveling through the participating countries of Latvia, Hungary, Finland, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Workshops on art, music, media, technology, and sustainable development are at the heart of the creative laboratory.

The 2013 edition will take place from may 1st until may 13th 2013, at Monostori fortress in Komarom, Hungary.
The start of the fortress began in the 1st century B.C. and in the 15th century there was an extraordinary building activity in which magnificent renaissance buildings were manifested.
In the XVIth century (1594) it was used to defend against the Turkish invaders and the building of the fortress as it is nowadays was begun in 1852. After the second World War it was used as an enormous ammunition storage facility, nowadays a part of it is open for public as a museum.

This isolated and historical rich location will form the ideal background for this years theme ‘Crisis! -RE/Constructing Europe’.

The purpose of this week is that students work on projects surrounding art, music, media, technology and sustainable development. During this week about 65 students in 8 intensive workshops in an inspiring, isolated environment. The results of the workshops are presented in a final two-day exhibition, along with an additional programming of music, lectures, installations and performances.

IslandCQ is initiated by the Minerva Academy of Popculture of the Hanze Unveristy of Applied Sciences, Groningen, The Netherlands
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