Garden of Creativity @ Matsudo City International Science Art Festival

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From November 21st to 22nd 2020, the Ars Electronica Futurelab contributed to the International Science Art Festival in Matsudo, Japan, for the third time – on the theme of “Garden of Creativity”.

Matsudo International Science Art Festival is an annual festival held in Matsudo City, Japan. Innovative artists, scientists, and researchers from around the world come together to present their latest projects at the event. The festival aims to connect art, science, and nature, and is held in the historic architecture and landscape of Tojo-tei, and Tojogaoka Historical Park. The festival started with a small creative community in Matsudo City, and the seeds planted in the first year sprouted in the second year, and in the third year, the festival has grown into a creative garden that spreads across the city. The legacy of innovation that started in the historic garden of Tojo, designed with cutting-edge technology at the time, has been passed down to the modern-day creators throughout the city.

The theme of this year’s festival was Garden of Creativity. The global pandemic has drastically changed our lives and society. We were forced to rethink our way of life, our society, and our relationship with nature. Artists and researchers around the world are working on global issues and questions with their creative ideas. Through exhibitions, workshops, and talks, we explored new ways of interacting with nature and discuss the future of education and society under the theme of Garden of Creativity.


Ars Electronica Futurelab: Hideaki Ogawa, Yoko Shimizu
International Science Art Festival, Matsudo

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