25A1 is unicode for white square and a research and consulting office for cultural heritage institutions, that develops and implements research-driven change.
Arts and Design play an important role for societal transformation. They help to create shared visions, change mindsets and attitudes, open up new perspectives, provide emancipatory potential, and foster purpose-driven impact.
Agents of Transformation (AOT) engages students from arts and design to foster their potential for a sustainable, inclusive and pluralistic society, bringing them into conversations that matter. And AOT helps institutions and decision makers in politics and industry to understand the future through the lense of the next generation.
AOT operates a yearly cycle of different episodes, covering student engagement, expert consultation, public dialogue and follow-up.
1. Student Engagement
AOT gathers students from universities across Europe and beyond to collect their visions and expectations regarding the connections between sustainability, inclusion and aesthetics
2. Expert Consultation
AOT identifies relevant topic clusters and key challenges and facilitates a discussion between the students and suitable experts from politics and the industry.
3. Public Dialogue
AOT conducts a public dialogue or roundtable with decision makers, where students can present their topics and visions.