Expanded & Hybrid – Eva Fischer: CIVA – Phygital festival making

The first edition of the CIVA Festival took place in 2021 as a completely virtual and online festival. Over nine days, people could visit virtual exhibitions, take online tours, watch an online film programme together and participate in a streamed conference. We tried out numerous tools and thus also learned for the hybrid edition in 2022. By moving to the physical space, some virtual programming fell away, but the tools that worked best have remained. What does festival making mean in times of the phygital – living in both a physical and digital world?