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:RETOOL – »Ways of Seeing«


Sat, November 19, 2022 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm CET

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»Repairing the Present« addresses the challenges of contemporary society by integrating an artistic perspective into the innovation process. With the help of the EU initiative S+T+ARTS, artists will not only act as observers or critics of the social fabric, but actively participate in the process of social and economic innovation.

During the symposium we invite different actors of the so-called Creative Industris to apply two projects of »Repairing the Present« to concrete situations: in search of technological, environmental, economic and social innovation impacts. Although the projects were carried out locally, in close collaboration between artists, grantees and innovation catalysts, they can have a global impact.

Our goal is to strengthen the network, economic options and knowledge exchange, so that the projects of »Repairing the Present« see themselves as a starting point.

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»We never look at just one thing: we always look at the relationships between things and ourselves.« – John Berger, »Ways of Seeing« (1972)

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2:30 p.m.      Welcome: Lija Groenewoud van Vliet (In4Art)
2:45 p.m.   Welcome: Dr. Helga Huskamp (managing director of the ZKM)
3 p.m.»Curating for Innovation,« Lívia Nolasco-Rószás (curator, ZKM)
3:20 p.m.    »Repairing the Present«: three case studies:
Repairing with Lichen presented by In4Art
Peanut Pod and Film Seed Festival presented by Onassis Stegi
GEO-LLUM presented by CCCB
3:40 p.m.       Audience Discussion I »Ways of Seeing«.
In search of technological, economic, ecological, and social innovation effects of »Repairing the Present«
4:30 p.m.Break: Reflection and Networking
5 p.m.

Panel Discussion II »Collective Intelligence«.
Science, technology and industry in the arts: a conversation with recommendations for local/ EU-wide use of »innovation spillovers«


Jurij Krpan – Art Director at Kersnikova Institute

Annelies van de Craats – Ecologist at Wittveen+Bos, the Netherlands 

Thomas Rürhl – Sustainability and Innovation at RESPOND I BMW Foundation

Žiga Lampa – Director of Strategic development at Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia
Olga Kisseleva – Artist & Head of Art&New Media Programs at Sorbonne Art School – Pantheon-Sorbonne University, Paris
Moderated by Ludger Brümmer (ZKM | Karlsruhe) and Lija Groenewoud van Vliet (In4Art)

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