Be it in the arts, design, or sciences, how is it possible to create, to compose with living—or partially living—systems or organisms that entail a new way of defining the relationships among humans, non-humans, and environments?
The symposium is followed by an evening “Dissect” at the crossroads of a conference, public lab meeting, and live performance.
1:30pm | Introduction
Hugues Vinet (IRCAM), Marie-Ange Brayer (Centre Pompidou), Samuel Bianchini (EnsadLab)
1:45-3:10pm | Foundations in Arts, Design, and Sciences
Led by Emanuele Quinz (université Paris 8 and EnsadLab)
With Thierry Bardini (Université de Montréal),
Oron Catts (artist and researcher, Symbiotica, University of Western Australia),
Peter Fratzl (professor, Director of the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, and Spokesperson of the Cluster of Excellence Matters of Activity, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | DE)
3:30-5:20pm | Research & Creations
Led by Manuelle Freire (EnsadLab and Chaire arts & sciences)
With Allison Kudla (artist, designer),
Martin Müller (researcher in Cultural History and Theory and Associate Researcher of the Cluster of Excellence Matters of Activity, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | DE]),
Sonja Baumel (artist),
Natsai Chieza (designer),
François-Joseph Lapointe (artist, researcher in biology - Université de Montréal),
Laurence Bodelot (researcher, Laboratoire de Mécanique des Solides - École polytechnique).
5:40-7:30pm | Reflections and Possibilities
Led by Patricia Ribault (Junior Professor in History and Theory of Gestaltung, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, | DE])
With Jens Hauser (researcher and exhibition curator, University of Copenhagen),
Monika Bakke (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan),
Miroslav Radman (professor in cellular biology, université Paris Descartes, unit director Inserm, director of the Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences, Split),
Wolfgang Schäffner (professor of Cultural History of Knowledge and Spokesperson of the Cluster of Excellence Matters of Activity, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | DE]).