Society may be reeling from a series of unexpected economic and existential crises, but many ominous and all-encompassing global catastrophes are still ahead. The Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015 offered strategies to face these looming challenges by providing a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.” To act on this blueprint, we require diverse expertise and experimental and innovative approaches.

STUDIOTOPIA is a European initiative that seeks to activate the collaborative and interdisciplinary expertise required to face these future challenges by implementing an inverse art and science residency model. Scientists from diverse disciplines responded to an open call to work alongside and learn from leading European artists. In Creative Question Challenges at  this year’s Ars Electronica, future problems will be explored and future solutions hypothesized with the broadcast beginnings of a 17-month conversation between artists and scientists.

STUDIOTOPIA is a cooperation between eight European cultural institutions: Center for Fine Arts (BOZAR) and GLUON in Brussels, Ars Electronica in Linz, Cluj Cultural Centre in Cluj, Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdansk, Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Laboral in Gijon.



Project Credits / Acknowledgements

STUDIOTOPIA is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

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