The Centro Sperimentale MEDIARS is a non-profit cultural association that fosters mobility, research, education and production working with a multidisciplinary process on art, culture and technology. The center, funded in 2006 with a public start-up grant from the Regione Lazio, runs its activities between the castle of Contigliano in Rieti and Los Angeles.
Over the years MEDIARS built an international network that includes universities, companies, individuals and the local municipality. Mediars main goal is to create innovation and increase the capabilities for action of small and medium sized towns within the internationalization of their relations context.
Collaborating with private and public entities, MEDIARS uses the new media as a glue for the different disciplines and fields represented by the members involved in each project, either educational or artistic, our goal is always to work across cultural differences and identities.
In collaboration with the local municipality MEDIARS runs a yearly workshop on “Interactive Media and Culture” in the Castle of Contigliano, one hour outside of Rome.