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Symposium: Digital Mediation and Programming

The symposium targets festivals and cultural organisations programmers. It aims at encouraging the development of international cooperation and promoting transmedia contents in programming. It took place during the Bologna Children’s Book Fair (Italy), a key event for all the professionals of children’s media. 3 case studies illustrated innovative digital practices and international cooperation projects.


Neal Hoskins

Particularly interested in the links between the physical and digital spaces we inhabit, Neal Hoskins runs WingedChariot, a cultural agency that works on cross border digital projects and publishes the best of european children’s picture books in the United Kingdom. He has been the curator of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair Digital Café since 2011.

Marlene Zöhrer

After a Phd dedicated to picture books in the world literature at the ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Marlene Zöhrer has been since 2003 a freelance consultant, a speaker, a reviewer, an editor and an author in the field of children’s media. She has also taught children’s literature at the University of Munich, Nuremberg and Innsbruck since 2008.

Christina Hasenau

Christina Hasenau is the director of the information center of the Goethe-Institut in Rome. She organises the Comic-Transfer, an exchange programme of artistic residencies between several european countries and L’Europa in una nuvoletta, which compares the points of view of 3 european capitals (Paris, Rome, Berlin) on comics.

Sam Arthur

Sam Arthur is a founding partner of Nobrow set up in 2008 as a narrative and graphic art publishing house. He used to work in the fields of commercials, music videos and short films.