Tools for Warming Planet
Garden Barcelona: Sara Dean (US), Beth Ferguson (US), Marina Monsonís (ES)

We live on a planet in flux--warming waters and land, chaotic weather, and unknown futures. Our adaptability is crucial to our survival. In response to this condition, this workshop will explore new tools for sensing, mapping, engaging, eating and responding to our changing environment. Participants will learn about the Tools for a Warming Planet crowd-sourced collection on exhibition and will collaborate on new prototype ideas moving forward. This workshop is part of the exhibition Collaborative Ecosystems for a Sustainable World, presented by the Institut Ramon Llull in collaboration with the .NewArt { foundation;} and Hac Te.

Roots & Seeds XXI, Community Allelopathy
Roots&Seeds & Epicuro Lab Collective: Gabino Carballo (ES), Tatiana Kourochkina (ES), Claudia Schnugg (AT)

During our workshop we will be discussing the potential of future forms of allelopathy with participants. Local plants/seeds from a certified nursery will be given to each of them, as well as brining their own plants from home (or their photos, drawings, etc.) will be encouraged. With all this material, projections will be made (more or less viable or fantastic) about the influence of human culture in the creation of future plant communities.

Feminist Futures - Imagining Another Internet
Branch Magazine x Katrin Fritsch (AT)

Feminist Futures is an ongoing participatory art project that advocates for just and diverse futures of the Internet. In workshops, participants discuss the current issues of the Internet, and then re-imagine them through stories, comics, or poems. What results is an open-source archive of stories that provide strategies for change.

Dive into plastic
Kat Austen (UK/DE) & Fara Peluso (IT)

In this workshop, artists Kat Austen and Fara Peluso will introduce participants to bioplastic as a new material. We will discuss the ways that bioplastic is different, and the ways it is similar, to plastic. Drawing inspiration from our everyday lives, we will look at the lifecycle of the materials we have around us and the impact they have on the environment, both in terms of what happens to them when we no longer need them, and how they are made.

Resist like Bacteria Encounter - Jung Hsu (TW), Natalia Rivera (CO)

Our project opens a non-disciplinary conversation between activists, biologists, hacker communities, artists and everyone interested in co-creating other possible future communication systems. Besides the umbrella-antenna as a tool, the question and the processes around autonomous communication networks are still open for us.

Expanded Geoengineering
Tega Brain (AU) & Sam Lavigne (US)

Tega Brain and Sam Lavigne will share their recent collaborative practice that explores the role of computation in response to the climate crisis. Calling their recent body of work Expanded Geoengineering, they challenge us to reconsider what counts as engineering, and they reframe climate change as being a problem of politics, media and culture.

Brave New Commons — Rethink distributed ownership in NFT
Masaki Fujihata (JP)

Masaki Fujihata’s project “Brave New Commons” deals with the price and value of digital artwork and its multiple ownership, because “copy” is the foundation for digital artwork. And also the distribution is an alternative way to give artwork eternal life, rather than the conventional way, such as art collection.

Mobility of the Future Workshop
Supersense x BMW Experience Lab Project, Bernhard Böhm (AT), Ars Electronica Futurelab (AT)

The focus is on the question of mobility experiences on planet B. On September 8 and 9, visitors are invited to the workshop "Mobility of the Future" with sociologist Bernhard Böhm (AT) to exchange ideas and develop visions.

Photosynthetic You
Vanessa V(ozzo) (IT)

Workshop: Photosynthetic You explores fundamental ethical questions related to the renewed debate on genetics, reaching as far as the hypothesis of being able to exchange our human genes with those of other species using innovative systems such as CRISPR/Cas. What if we can all decide, paradoxically and in an extreme, mass democratic act, to become thin and motionless like leaves, energetically self-sufficient like plants, feeding only on light and solar power?

A.I. Brunch: Here Be (Intelligent) Dragons – New Horizons for Creative AI in the Arts

A Sunday Brunch Session and horizon scanning for intelligent, immersive, fair, and environmentally sound experiences fit for the next generation of globally connected audiences.