The Science Gallery Garden at the Ars Electronica Festival will explore trust, technology, global challenges, arts innovation and new forms of digital storytelling. A showcase from the world’s only university network dedicated to public engagement with science and art, it will feature interactive workshops, experimental audio and visual experiences, livestreamed events and a specially-curated digital archive.
Igniting Creativity and Discovery where Science and Art Collide
In 2015, Detroit became the first and only city in the United States to receive the City of Design designation from UNESCO. This recognition was bestowed on Detroit for the city’s rich history as a centre of design and creativity. To honour and promote the designation, September is now celebrated as Detroit Month of Design.
Speaking to this, Science Gallery Detroit is proud to launch its third annual exhibition, FUTURE PRESENT: Design in a Time of Urgency, during Detroit Month of Design. Made possible by Science Sandbox and MSUFCU, the exhibition will open in downtown Detroit at 1001 Woodward on Friday, September 11 and run through December 11, 2020. FUTURE PRESENT will explore humanity’s nuanced relationship to various forms of design and the impact it has on the future. Further, the exhibition will illustrate three key themes as it relates to design: the impact of technology on society; design and systemic change; and creating participatory design processes for a sustainable future.‘
Artists take on pseudonyms for a multitude of reasons, but in Zach Saginaw’s case those reasons run deeper than most. Shigeto is Zach’s middle name as well as his grandfather’s name: a tribute to the Japanese branch of Zach’s family tree. Shigeto also means “to grow bigger”—appropriate, given Zach’s premature birthweight of less than a pound. Today, Shigeto stands for Zach’s vividly beautiful electronic music. Beat-driven, but given to richly textured sound design; rhythmically fractured, but melodically sumptuous, Shigeto’s music is a bridge between the past and present, bringing the artist face to face with a creative legacy that spans decades.
Ralph Borland, Cezanne Charles, Olga Stella, Antajuan Scott, Mark Sullivan, Devon Akmon
Take a look into the process of planning our third exhibition FUTURE PRESENT and hear from the panel of curators to get an overarching view of our subthemes. We will also answer questions from the Science Gallery Community.
Project Credits / Acknowledgements
Science Gallery is the world’s only university network dedicated to public engagement with science and art. The Science Gallery Network consists of leading universities united around a singular mission: to ignite creativity and discovery where science and art collide. Science Gallery International is the non-profit, charitable organization catalyzing the growth of the network, providing services, tools and resources required to power and expand this unique global collaboration, which now has seven members across four continents: founding institution Trinity College Dublin (IE); King’s College London (UK); The University of Melbourne (AU); the Indian Institute of Science, Srishti School of Art Design and Technology, The National Centre for Biological Sciences (IN); Ca‘ Foscari University of Venice (IT); Michigan State University (US); Erasmus University Medical Center (NL) and Emory University (US).