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S+T+ARTS Day

FRI, September 9

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Fri Sep 9, 2022, 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
All times are given in Central European Summer Time (CEST / UTC +2).
KEPLER'S GARDENS, Keplergebäude, Lecture Hall 1

Repairing the Present

S+T+ARTS is an initiative of the European Commission that fosters synergies between Science+ Technology+Arts. Guided by the belief that artistic perspectives can contribute to innovation beyond the arts and culture realm, the initiative strives to give artists a leading role in research and innovation activities with an impact on industry and society. This year’s S+T+ARTS Day gathers artists, industry and research leaders under the banner of Repairing the Present. Through a series of talks, discussions, and networking events the conference addresses the ways in which innovation through art-driven interdisciplinary collaborations can contribute to mapping responsibilities as well as solutions for challenges posed in both the digital and the analogue world, making powerful contributions to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals as well as aiding in the aims of the European Green Deal. The discursive formats of S+T+ARTS Day also address the importance of environmental awareness in the context of our fast-changing ecosphere and the ways in which research results can be presented in false contexts and with different meaning. Speakers share insights on how to tackle misinformation in digital media as well as shed light on new ways to reinvent notions of intellectual property and identity in the context of machine generated artistic content.

The joint mission of twelve Regional S+T+ARTS Centers from across Europe, Repairing the Present has been the overarching focus of 21 S+T+ARTS Residencies and numerous S+T+ARTS Academy events over the past year. The S+T+ARTS Day is the chance for actors from different disciplines to come together, reflect on past and future collaborations, weigh their impact, and map out ways forward.

Moderation:
Geraldine de Bastion (GB/DE)

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Geraldine de Bastion (GB/DE) is a British/German political scientist with over 18 years of experience working with net activists, governments, startups and non-governmental organisations around the world. Her research and work focuses on digitalisation, innovation, and human rights. She is a co-founder and CEO of the consulting firm Konnektiv (2013). Konnektiv advises a wide variety of clients on digital transformation, including the German Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ).Geraldine is also the founder of the Global Innovation Gathering (GIG), a global network of grassroots innovators, social enterprises, makerspaces and innovation forges. In 2018, she scripted and hosted the Arte documentary “Digital Africa,” which captures many of the innovators activities in the GIG network. Since 2012, she has been part of the curatorial team for the re:publica, Europe’s largest conference on the topic of the internet and society, and regularly organizes and curates events in the field of politics and digitization. In 2018 she organized the first re:publica in Accra, Ghana with over 2000 participants and over 260 speakers from across Africa. Geraldine has been a member of the BMBF Zukunftskreis since 2019. Furthermore, she has been named by the City of Berlin as a member of the City Lab Advisory Board and a member of the Smart City Strategy Advisory Board. Since 2021, Geraldine is also a part of the Development Service and Humanitarian Aid Committee for Brot für die Welt.

S+T+ARTS Day is supported by the European Project Repairing the Present which has received funding from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement LC01641664.

The Opening Keynote and panel Network Ecologies held in the framework of S+T+ARTS Day are sponsored by Greiner AG.

Repairing the Present is a European project which has received funding from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement LC01641664.