Architectural Informatics Society (JP)
As a platform where diverse and advanced theories, technologies and industries intersect, AIS will promote the dissemination and development of technologies and knowledge through the sharing and dissemination of information on the latest technologies, cross-industry and cross-disciplinary exchanges and human resource development, while looking at the evolution of the positioning of architecture itself as a more fundamental consciousness and broader concept, rather than the superficial application of informatics to the field of architecture.
CERTH (GR), Refik Anadol (TR/US), Maurice Benayoun (HK/FR), Tyson Hosmer (UK), Anastasios Tellios (GR), Stefanos Vrochidis (GR), Georgakopoulou Nefeli (GR)
Architecture today is a multidisciplinary knowledge platform, combining input from engineering, the humanities, and the environmental, cognitive and social sciences.
Irina Nalis (AT), Mark Neuner (AT)
As part of the project „The Common Space City Model“, Mostlikely addresses the question of how new typologies can be integrated to foster public spaces and communally used spatial resources. Topics such as new work, production in the city or the redesign of markets are examined from the perspective of ecological, social and economic sustainability and the opportunities and risks of the digital.
Solimán López (ES), Mohsen Hazrati (IR), Mila Moleman (NL), Sammie de Vries (NL), Zalán Szakács (NL), Lucía Redondo Rubio (ES), Mathieu Preux (FR), Clea T. Waite (US), Jared Christopher Kelley (US), Max Orozco (US), Anirudhan Iyengar (AT), Dominic Schwab (DE), Helvijs Savickis (LV), Julia Obleitner (AT), Nuño de la Serna Vicente (ES/DE)
ESPRONCEDA – Institute of Art & Culture, following its mission of international cooperation and creation of innovation synergies, participates for the second consecutive year in Ars Electronica Gardens, with an exhibition proposal that is based on two concepts, first in the challenge of the Festival: exploring new formats accessible and interactive digital platforms that create inclusive participation in an entertaining and attractive way, and second in the vision of New European Bauhaus, an initiative of which Espronceda is an official partner and that wants to generate more artistic, sustainable and inclusive forms of coexistence.
LOOPS OF WISDOM Exhibition, Kunstuniversität Linz
FLUT is a 1:1 project at the Urfahranermarkt Linz, a largely fallow area next to the Danube that is only briefly used twice a year for a fair. After a year of digital teaching, students went to the market area and developed parts of it according to their wishes. The area became a free zone, an experimental field for new architectures, a laboratory for artistic productions, a testing ground for new urban practices and a better usability of the city. As the pandemic has shown, the city needs open, freely accessible and consumption-free spaces and infrastructures.
Omar Ferwati (EG), Forensic Architecture (INT)
Forensic Architecture is a research agency that uses architectural and media analysis to investigate human rights violations. This workshop is an introduction to investigatory techniques and principles used by Forensic Architecture including open-source research, spatial analysis, geolocation, verification, and media analysis through a series of short tutorials and tasks.
Garden Aotearoa (NZ)
The Garden Aotearoa Exhibition showcases over 20 projects from New Zealand’s artists, musicians, scientists and researchers in the form of prototypical installations, performances and talks.
Samaneh Moafi / Forensic Architecture (FA), masharu (NL/RU), tranxxeno lab / Adriana Knouf, PhD (US), Jens Hauser (DE/FR/DK)
Das Prix Forum – Artificial Intelligence & Life Art ist eine offene Diskussion zwischen den drei PreisträgerInnen des Prix Ars Electronica 2021 und der Jury.
Department of Interface Cultures
Contemporary artists, designers and inventors are creating new connections and systems, exploring how silicon, organic and even speculatively alien forms of life are entangling, mutating, evolving. What can these new entities and relationships look like? Are they friendships and collaboration, or competitions and conflict? For these new exchanges we need new languages: programmable, aesthetic, interspecies, non-human and post-scientific. The emerging hybrid and cyborg entities join and celebrate shamanistic and nonverbal traditions, hidden cultures, with magical symbols, energies and fictions. A culture or even a cult of symbiosis is required, a fusion between old and new ways of dealing with reality.
Universidad Austral de Chile, Faculty of Architecture and Arts (CL), Institute of Visual Arts, Galería Réplica (CL)
The Journey „Extractivism: Operations and Practices“ gives an impression of the Valdivia Garden.
ALMA Observatory and Fundación Mustakis (CL)
By considering the extreme weather conditions in the Atacama Desert alongside ALMA Observatory, located at more than 5000 metres above sea level, the garden uses the notion of ‘landscape’ in the context of the digital world to rethink how we understand the concept under the influence of the digital revolution.
Marie-Pier Boucher (CA), Alice Jarry (CA), Emiliano Gandolfi (IT), Bernard Foing (FR), Guillaume Pascale (CA), Lee Wilkins (CA), Philippe Vandal (CA), Isabelle Boucher (CA)
The interactions between urban environments, technology, and communities are increasingly dependent upon space telecommunication infrastructures. However, these infrastructures are both out of sight and out of reach. What techniques can be deployed to assess, and subvert, their materiality and socio-environmental impact?
Joel Ong (CA), Elaine Whittaker (CA), Nina Czegledy (CA), Roberta Buiani (CA), Kavi (LV/CA), this event is organised by LASER Toronto (CA)
The Fields Institute was closed to the public for a long time, but it has not been empty. Peculiar sounds and intriguing silences, the flows of the few individuals and janitors occasionally visiting the building made it surprisingly lively. Microorganisms, dust specs and other invisible guests populated the space undisturbed while the humans were away. The building is alive, and the artists created site-specific installations to reflect this condition.
Sustainable Futures & New Pathways to Innovation is an interactive online experience that explores three concrete challenges tackled by artists who have participated in S+T+ARTS across three thematic areas: Tangible Data, Sustainable Futures and Navigating the Digital Realm.
Samuel Domínguez (CL), Leonor Merín (ES), Alicia Pedroso (CL), Valeria Foncea (CL), Diego Lara Koenig (CL), Sergio Martín (ES)
We are presenting a web-learning platform that gathers more than 50 references about our contemporary understanding of landscape. At the behest of Fundación Mustakis, this project was co-curated by Diego Lara Koenig (CL), with Sergio Martín (ES), invited by ALMA Observatory. The live video, with digital modelling and animation by Ming Rang Bai, will be broadcast during the festival.
Anirudhan Iyengar (IN), Michael Wagner (CH), Clemens Plank (AT)
Mozilla Hub of the Bad Ischl Garden – The Lehar Theater in Bad Ischl has changed and redefined its identity several times over the years. Beginning as a traditional stage theater, it was later upgraded and converted to a movie theater or cinema.
Zaha Hadid Architects (UK) Tyson Hosmer (UK)
An interactive application called Workplaces.ai has been developed by Zaha Hadid Architects’ ZH-Social Research Group as part of the Mindspaces STARTS project. The team focuses on the development of a new methodology for the comparative appraisal of the social functionality of design options, by investigating the social interaction processes to be expected in architectural environments via agent-based simulations with differentiated agent populations and autonomous decision processes.