As a programme highlight, the workshop segment included The Living Room of the Future hosted by the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT) and BBC R&D. This workshop explored the future of broadcasting and how people engage with an immersive and personalised living space using a range of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Up to thirty participants from the Western Balkans working in the field of IoT and digital media were invited to take part in the workshop and enhance their knowledge of the area by working alongside their peers from the UK and the region.
Another treat for creatives from the field was a workshop by Forensic Architecture, the multidisciplinary research group that investigates cases of war crimes and human rights violations using architectural evidence. This was an exciting opportunity to witness first-hand the work of the group that has been shortlisted for the 2018 Turner Prize; they hosted their workshop at the Museum of Contemporary Art - Skopje on 29 and 30 October. Besides these, the Manchester-based digital innovation organisation MadLab delivered a workshop designed for pupils (ages 10 to 14) using Micro:bit devices with a goal to get the schoolkids familiarised with basic principles of coding for games.