ZERO1 Garage

ZERO1: The Art & Technology Network

Funding Received: 2011
San Jose, CA
Funding Period: 1 year and 5 months
April 19, 2012

Best known for producing the highly acclaimed ZERO1 Biennial, a showcase of international work at the nexus of art and technology, ZERO1: The Art and Technology Network is taking the next step in its evolution by launching the ZERO1 Garage. Through the lens of art and technology, the ZERO1 Garage will inform strategies for research, development and creativity by provoking challenges that address the complex world in which we live.

Envisioned as a platform for creative risk-takers from the arts and culture, business, science and academic sectors to engage, interact and spur innovative change, the ZERO1 Garage also establishes a year-round presence for the organization in SoFA, San Jose’s cultural district.

ArtPlace asked Joel Slayton of ZERO1 what he thinks are the three keys to creative place-making. Here are his thoughts:

Collaborate- forging partnerships and building cross sector networks. It’s about making it good for everyone involved, not just the organization, but the communities that surround us. ZERO1 is an agency for shaping collaboration between academic, culture, and business sectors, an agency that expands the capacity of our partners, and uncover opportunities.

Inspire- embody the entrepreneurial spirit of the Silicon Valley region. It is important for us as an organization to inspire our partners and the public to engage ZERO1 not just as an organization, but as a transformational enterprise. We want to mirror the creativity and innovation that the region is recognized for.

Celebrate- artistic experimentation leading to positive social change. It is important to create the platform for play, that place where we can challenge ourselves and our community to think differently. ZERO1 is akin to a catalyst for change, and that’s a key to creative place-making orientation.