CAGA24 is the 7th conference of AG Animation in collaboration with The Animation Workshop/VIA University College, Aalborg University and AG Animation, titled "The (R)Evolution of Animation: Current Challenges and Future Directions. 

CAGA24: 7th Conference of AG Animation

CAGA24 is an academic event that serves as a dynamic platform for scholars, professionals, industry artists, curators, and enthusiasts to explore and discuss the latest advancements, trends, and research in the realm of animation. The conference is set to take place on September 9 - 11, 2024.

The conference aims to delve into the rapid evolution and the ecological, political, ethical and technological challenges of animation, investigating the factors that have propelled its growth and examining the obstacles it currently faces. This call for research seeks to foster critical discussions surrounding the (r)evolution of animation and its future directions in response to the changes and trials faced by the industry. 

The conference takes place at:

Goals and objectives of the conference

Promote Interdisciplinary Dialogue: The conference aims to foster an inclusive and interdisciplinary dialogue that addresses the multifaceted aspects of animation, encouraging collaboration between scholars, practitioners, and enthusiasts across various academic disciplines.

Highlight Cultural Significance: The conference seeks to elevate the cultural relevance of animated images by delving into their impact on contemporary art, media, and society, recognizing that animation plays a pivotal role in shaping visual narratives and cultural expressions.

Encourage Comprehensive Exploration: The conference aims to rectify the existing disparity between the breadth of animated image influence and the limited academic examination of animation. It strives to encourage in-depth exploration of animation's diverse forms, contexts, and implications.

Facilitate Networking: The conference provides a platform for networking and knowledge sharing, bringing together researchers, artists, and professionals from different fields to exchange ideas, insights, and experiences related to animation.

Examine Technological Influence: The conference seeks to analyze the influence of technology on animation, exploring how advancements in technology have shaped animation production, distribution, and consumption, and considering its implications for both artistic creation and industry practices.

Address Emerging Challenges: The conference aims to identify and address new challenges that have arisen from the growth of animation, such as the impact of the pandemic on animation production and distribution, ethical and ecological concerns, and issues related to diversity and inclusivity in the field.

Explore Political and Ecological Dimensions: One of the specific objectives is to delve into the political and ecological challenges associated with animation's expansion. This involves examining how animation intersects with complex social, political, and environmental issues.

Navigate Ethical Questions: The conference aims to navigate ethical questions raised by emerging technologies in the animation industry, including the use of AI and ethical considerations in artistic and production practices.

Highlight Historical Evolution: An important objective is to highlight the historical evolution of animation's impact on expression, storytelling, and communication. The conference aims to explore how animation has historically revolutionized various aspects of visual and narrative arts.

Showcase Revolutionary Practices: The conference intends to showcase revolutionary practices shaping the animation industry and craft, including archival methods, new forms of distribution, and the incorporation of innovative technologies.

Encourage Scholarly and Professional Engagement: The conference encourages scholars and practitioners from animation studies, media studies, cultural studies, art history, and related fields to actively engage in discussions and contribute their insights to the academic discourse on animation.

Advance Animation Research: Through collaborative sessions, paper presentations, and workshops, the conference aims to advance animation research and scholarship by fostering critical thinking and innovative approaches to studying animated images.

Conference Team

Andrea Polywka, Philipps-Universität Marburg

Juergen Hagler, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Ars Electronica Linz

Peter Vistisen, Aalborg University

Lana Tankosa Nikolic, The Animation Workshop/VIA University College 

Jakob Borrits Skov Sabra, The Animation Workshop/VIA University College

Bue Holmsgaard Fyhn, The Animation Workshop/VIA University College


AG Animation

The Animation Workshop/VIA University College

Aalborg University 

Viborg Animation Festival