Cultureshock is the digital partner for 1215.today, a University of Lincoln initiative marking the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta, funded by an Arts Council England Exceptional Award.
1215.today is an online ‘house of culture’, active for two years and aimed at engaging people between the ages of 14 and 24 with Magna Carta and its legacy, through the lens of contemporary art. Artists’ films, animation, music and the written and spoken word join work submitted by young people and learning resources from partners including the British Library, National Archives and Parliament.
Monthly polls on different issues are conducted in partnership with YouGov. Visitors to the site are encouraged to add their own artistic input by connecting with networks around the world or via social media.
1215.today also hosts new digital art commissions across its lifespan. Live and virtual pop-up Innovation Labs in the UK and beyond explore the themes of the project. The platform is managed in partnership with the young people who use it.
Cultureshock designs and develops the website and curates and manages content, commissioning and workshops to communicate with the platform’s global community.