The international event META FORUM – From Local to Global will occur between September 12-14, 2023, at the MV sci-art center, within the Sci-art your life program! representing one of the most important events of the Timisoara 2023 – European Capital of Culture program. META FORUM explores the synergy between art and science and how this type of collaboration can create, in the medium and long term, a more integrative and multidisciplinary approach to contemporary society’s problems.
Important experts from Romania, Austria, Norway, and Spain bring to the Timisoara audience their perspectives on the interaction between seemingly distinct worlds, contemporary art, and advanced science in a rare opportunity to explore the boundaries of innovation, where creativity and knowledge intertwine in surprising ways.
This global platform facilitates the exchange of ideas, heated debates, and cross-border collaborations, thus contributing to the growth of innovative potential and the development of the scientific and artistic community. “META FORUM Sci-Art Your Life!” is more than just a gathering of presentations – it is a laboratory for making meaningful connections between distinct fields with a direct impact on our lives. By bringing together creative and analytical minds from different corners of the world, the event supports the development of a global framework for collaboration and exchange of ideas, starting from Timișoara 2023 – European Capital of Culture.
More than a singular event, META FORUM contributes to forming a sustainable community of art and science professionals. The connections formed during the conference extend beyond it, inspiring innovative collaborations and initiatives to build a brighter and more creative future. Through this platform, the exchange of ideas becomes the foundation of human development in an interconnected world, highlighting science and art’s essential role in our collective evolution.
International speakers at the event: Kristin Bergaust (artist/curator, professor at Oslo Metropolitan University, NO), Maria Castellanos (artist, ES), Floriama Cândea (artist, Qolony director, RO), Miruna Ciura (curator, communication specialist, RO ), Mihaela Ghiță (curator, cultural journalist, RO), Paula Flores (artist, MEX/AU), Alex Hansen (physicist, director of Porelab – Center for Excellence, NO), Marcel Moura (researcher at Porelab Oslo, NO), Raluca Oancea (curator, lecturer at the National University of Arts in Bucharest, RO), Denise Parizek (curator, director of Contemporary Nomades, AU), Stahl Stenslie (artist, curator, head of research at Arts for Young Audiences Norway, NO), Mirela Stoeac-Vlăduți (director of META | MV, curator, RO), Mihai Zgondoiu (artist/curator, independent gallerist, RO)
Participation is free, subject to availability, and requires prior registration here: https://forms.gle/gk6JgCLge2MH3f3k7
COMPLETE PROGRAM OF THE EVENT
16:00 – 16:45 – Mirela Stoeac-Vlăduți (director META | MV, curator, RO) – MV sci-art center – a META Odyssey/ MV art and science center – a META Odyssey
17:00 – 17:45 – Alex Hansen (physicist, director of Porelab – Center for Excellence, NO) – Is it art and science or art or science?
18:00 – 18:45 – Mihaela Ghiță (curator, cultural journalist, RO) – Democracy in Arts and Science
19:00 – 19:45 – Marcel Moura (researcher at Porelab Oslo, NO) – Experiments on the motion of liquids and gases through porous materials
20:00 – Refreshments & social interactions
16:00 – 16:45 – Floriama Cândea (artist, director Qolony, RO) – Artist talk – art & science collaboration/Artist presentation – collaborations between science and art
17:00 – 17:45 – Stahl Stenslie (artist, curator, head of research at Arts for Young Audiences Norway, NO) – The Anthropocene Cookbook – Thinking Futures through Art and Food/The Anthropocene Cookbook – Thinking the Future through Art and Food
18:00 – 18:45 – Raluca Oancea (curator, lecturer at the National University of Arts in Bucharest, RO) – Artificial Aesthetics in the Post-Internet Age
19:00 – 19:45 – Kristin Bergaust (artist/curator, professor at Oslo Metropolitan University, NO) – Oslofjord Ecologies-what can art do?
20:00 – 20:45 -Maria Castellanos (artist, ES) – Humans, Nonhumans, and Machines: Exploring Posthuman Futures Through Artistic Practice
21:00 – Refreshments & social interactions
16:00 – 16:45 – Miruna Ciura (curator, communication specialist, RO) – How do we communicate art, science, and the encounters between them?
17:00 – 17:45 – Denise Parizek (curator, director of Contemporary Nomades, AU) – SNAFU Situation normal all fucked up
18:00 – 18:45 – Mihai Zgondoiu (artist/curator, independent gallerist, RO) – Approximate Worlds
19:00 – 19:45 – Paula Flores (artist, AU) – Artist talk – art & science collaborations/ Artist presentation – collaborations between science and art
20:00 Refreshments & social interactions
For additional information, do not hesitate to contact us by phone at 0758014015 or by e-mail at email@example.com
You can find more details about the conference program by accessing the event on Facebook.
The project is part of the National Cultural Program Timișoara – European Capital of Culture in 2023 and is financed by the Overborder Culture+ program, run by the Center for Culture and Art of Timiș County, with amounts allocated from the state budget, through the budget of the Ministry of Culture.
The event is part of Sci-art Your Life!, part of the Timișoara National Cultural Program – European Capital of Culture in 2023. The Grow Timișoara 2023 program finances the Timișoara Project Center, with amounts allocated from the state budget through funding from the Ministry of Culture.
Program co-financed by AFCN. The project does not necessarily represent the position of the National Cultural Fund Administration. AFCN is not responsible for the project’s content or how the project results may be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.