Roots & Seeds XXI

at the Ars Electronica Festival 2021

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Roots & Seeds XXI. Biodiversity Crisis and Plant Resistance is an international cooperation project between Ars Electronica (AT), Leonardo-OLATS (FR), University of Barcelona (ES) and Quo Artis (ES) as lead partner, and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. With this project, we propose that we can get better action and behavioral commitments to sustainability by using Art & Science practices, approaches, techniques and aesthetics to develop passion and emotional connection for sustainable organizing and living, trying to promote habits that take care of our environment and specifically our plants, contributing to our botanical literacy.

Roots & Seeds XXI activities (residencies, workshops, forums, talks and exhibitions) will serve the purpose of transnational circulation of cultural professionals, art production and research focused on the biodiversity crisis of the vegetal world.

Roots & Seeds XXI aims to reflect on the biodiversity emergency, analyzing from different perspectives the transformation, adaptation and resilience of the plants, while promoting the intersection of Art and Science as the main platform to raise awareness of these issues. The project finished its open call in spring 2021, with Marit Miklepp being awarded the residency grant, and Posthuman Studies Lab and Laura Cinti receiving production awards.


Partners: Quo Artis (SP), Ars Electronica (AT), Leonardo Olats (FR), University of Barcelona (ES)

Roots and Seeds XXI is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.