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Experimenting, Experiencing, Reflecting - Art and Science at Work in the Public Realm

IMC has received a grant from VolkswagenStiftung to organize a workshop at the Studio Olafur Eliasson in Berlin

2018.06.27 | Anne-Mette Pedersen

The framework

Today we are witnessing deep crises in trust and social cohesion. What information is trustworthy? How do our perceptions and emotions contribute to what we think and how we act? How do we make sense of, navigate, and participate in society? Environmental and political challenges abound, and these can only be solved through collaboration and innovation – both technological and social. This calls for new forms of thinking and acting.

In response to this challenge, we propose developing a strong dialogue between the arts and the sciences that takes experimentation and embodied engagement as its starting points. We aim to create a platform for experimentation with public access to create a unique, shared space for personal reflection with global reach. This approach may also provide culturally differentiated knowledge about human experiences and actions around the world.

The grant is 25.000 Euro and the workshop will be held 27-28 June 2018 in Berlin. There will be app. 40 artists and scientist from all over the world attending the workshop.

The workshop is organized in cooperation with the VolkswagenStiftung and Studio Olafur Eliason, Berlin


Andreas Roepstorff, Driector of IMC, Professor

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