Utrecht Digitaal

Started in 2001, Cultural Sundays have become one of the largest and most successful events in Utrecht, attracting up to 60.000 visitors. On each Cultural Sunday, lasting usually one day, a number of art disciplines, including theatre, opera, music, dance, film, literature, visual arts, street culture and storytelling come together to present different sides of a central theme. The events are located throughout the city at different times, and are mostly free of charge. Stuck for something to do on a Sunday? Come and join us. Each Sunday has a language no problem program which includes exhibitions, music and dance performances.

In 2018 five Cultural Sundays were planned: January 14, April 22, June 3, September 15 & 16 and culminating with the final one, Utrecht Digital, on November 4.

Utrecht Digitaal

In association with IMPAKT and SETUP, this Cultural Sundays proudly presents the Utrecht e-culture sector. It may sound complicated, but it’s not. Although we’re not always aware of it, digital technology is already an intrinsic part of our day-to-day lives. This is your chance to see the trends, projects, background and history to the digital culture. Utrecht-based organisations, artists and training programmes open their doors to present a range of interesting, high-profile projects on some of the subjects affecting society today.

Expect mixed-media installations, virtual reality, interactive games, multimedia performances, and enthralling lectures and presentations by digital designers, inventors and artists.

We are not always aware of it, but digital technology is part of everyone’s everyday life. So visit Utrecht Digital and get to know current trends, projects, backgrounds and the history of digital culture. We can no longer imagine life without a smartphone, Wi-Fi, GPS and social media. Digital innovation does something with us all and in Utrecht a lot is happening in this area.

During Utrecht Digital, media artists, game developers, festivals, media labs and start-ups present themselves and present their work. In addition, theatre makers, writers and philosophers, among others go into their digital developments and also show how to attract organizations that are not continuously engaged in digital culture.

In total there will be events at more than 25 locations. There is a race track in the parking garage of Hoog Catharijne where you can drive around as a digital game-cult hero and in the Dom Church talk about the relationship between religion and the virtual world. Enough of being online continuously?

The Oosterkade and Westerkade will be transformed into Offline Zones. TivoliVredenburg functions as a hub where many themes come together. Here you have the opportunity to dive with the whole family in the world of artificial intelligence and robots, you can attend a conversation with an ex-moderator from Facebook who talks about the dark back of this social network, and is the twenty-fifth edition of the Internet. Yami Ichi/Black Market. More than 100 artists and designers will be available to sell products that respond to the online world on this international market.

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Jon Wilkins

Jon Wilkins is Welsh and lives in England. He is a writer. A Europhile and Remainer, he is a regular visitor to Utrecht and has set his crime novel series in the city.

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