|ANNOUNCING RESIDENCY PARTICIPANTS
by: All Partners
STUDIOTOPIA Consortium has the tremendous pleasure of announcing the names of the Scientists and Scientific Committee Members selected to participate in our Art&Science Residency Programme.
25 scientists, 13 teams, 17 months of collaboration
With 160 applications from over 30 countries, the Open Call for Scientists launched in March 2020 has been a success. Many prominent scientists see a bright future in multidisciplinary exchanges. 25 scientists were selected to participate in the programme and will collaborate with 13 international artists and artist collectives who now open their studios to scientists for the duration of 17 months (2020-2021). We are very excited to welcome them to our project!
Meet our Scientists in Residency
Hosted by BOZAR in collaboration with VIB Grand Challenge Program:
Roosmarijn VANDENBROUCKE, Jean-Christophe MARINE, Maarten DEWILDE and Simon TAVERNIER with artist Sandra LORENZI
Hosted Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam:
Why should Art and Science work together?
"More than estranged friends, art and science are brothers who lost contact. They are moving towards each other again and will find out that they have a lot in common. More especially, I think that science has taken the role of bringing wonder and elegance (or even beauty) into the world, while art sometimes can ask hard questions." - Dr. Emily SHUCKBURGH, Scientist in Residency
Introducing our Scientific Committee Members
BOZAR: Sofie BEKAERT (Prof) is Manager Translational Program at the VIB, where she coordinates the Grand Challenges Program and part-time senior lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences from Ghent University, Belgium.
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: Raoul FRESE (PhD), Committee Chair, educational program director of the science for energy and sustainability master program, a joint degree of the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit, founder of Hybrid Forms laboratory.
Onassis Stegi: Yannis IOANNIDIS (PhD), the President and General Director of the “Athena” Research and Innovation Center as well as a Professor at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Cluj Cultural Centre: Ștefan VOINEA, IT & communication expert presently serving as vice president of the Romanian Health Observatory, where he designs and implements advocacy campaigns for a better health system.
LAZNIA Centre for Contemporary Art: Prof. Ryszard W. KLUSZCZYŃSKI (PhD) is a media art scholar, writer and curator. Full Professor of Media and Cultural studies, Chair of Department of New Media and Digital Culture, University of Lodz, Poland.
LABoral: Antonio BAHAMONDE (PhD), is President of SCIE (Scientific Information Society of Spain). A university professor in the area of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence of the University of Oviedo.
Ars Electronica: Alexander DAMIANISCH (Dr.Phil) leads the department for Support Art and Research at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria.
GLUON: Adriaan EECKELS is a historian, humanist and semiotician. Since 2016 he is leading the SciArt project of the Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission (Ispra, Italy).
Why should Art and Science work together?
"The Studiotopia program offers a unique possibility for scientists to learn from the approach of artists who naturally cross any border of research, without the limitation of highly developed expertise on a specific topic. At the same time, scientists allow artists to enter the realm of science and technology more easily, clarify the concepts, possibilities and bottlenecks of emerging technologies, thus enabling artists to move faster into the essence of the problem or solution. As a consequence of the collaboration and residencies, the Studiotopia program will develop the emerging method of art&science, a transdisciplinary research methodology that combines scientific and artistic inquiry, conceptual thinking, way of reflecting in order to become more impactful and more inviting." - Dr. Raoul FRESE, The Chair of the Scientific Committee of STUDIOTOPIA
Eight European institutions engage and collaborate for a more sustainable future by connecting artists with scientific communities across Europe and worldwide, inviting them to participate in long term Art&Science Residency Programme, engage in discussions, workshops, and other public activities. Artists visit scientific labs and, for once, scientists leave their labs to enter the artists’ studio to collaborate on common projects.