Multimedia Institute (MI2, net.culture club MaMa)
Multimedia institute (MI2, net.culture club MaMa)/ Multimedijalni institut is a non-profit association working at the intersections of culture, arts, technology and activism. Since our early days, we have organized around a multi-facetted community that weaves together interests in diverse cultural and social fields: 1) critically inflected digital arts, film, music and literature; 2) digital commons: free software, free culture and open access; 3) philosophy and theory; 4) cultural networking, advocacy and grass-root organizing; 5) protection of public domain and struggles for spatial justice.
MI2 is mostly identified with the social and cultural center MaMa in Zagreb, where it organises cutting-edge cultural, educational and technology programs, hosts a local hacker community and provides an open venue for other cultural initiatives. We are also the co-organizer of the Human Rights Film Festival, electronic music events, publishing activities and the Croatian localizer of Creative Commons licenses.
MI2 is also a catalyst for cultural collaboration and grassroots political activism both locally and throughout the former Yugoslav region. In early 2000s, we were instrumental in initiating the Clubture network and a number of other cultural policy initiatives. In the latter part of 2000s, we initiated the Right to the City Zagreb and also supported the series of un-conferences “Nothing will happen“, bringing together hackers from throughout the former Yugoslav countries and beyond.