SAT, September 10

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Sat Sep 10, 2022, 11:00 am - 6:45 pm
All times are given in Central European Time (CET / UTC +1).
KEPLER'S GARDENS, Keplergebäude, Lecture Hall 1

Co-creating Sustainable Futures through Culture

STUDIOTOPIA — Art meets science in the Anthropocene is an initiative that aims to increase collaborations between cultural and research institutions, academia, innovation centers, creatives and citizens. In keeping with the festival theme, both speakers and audiences of the STUDIOTOPIA Day conference program are challenged to reflect creatively and critically about ecological and sociopolitical implications of the Anthropocene.

Following representatives of current best practice projects on stage are key figures of cultural institutions; initiatives debate designing novel interfaces for gathering and disseminating knowledge as well as their roles in reframing (creative) commons and bringing together stakeholders under the umbrella of nurturing coexistence. A panel by guest curators and 2021 Ars Electronica Award for Digital Humanity winners Branch Magazine will focus on how the open movement, craft technology and a sustainable and just internet for all supports communities and action in the creation of alternative climate futures.

Finally, discussions turn to exploring how STEAM activates the collaborative and interdisciplinary potential between science, technology, engineering arts and mathematics that is required to navigate the challenges and environmental crises that our society is currently facing.

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.

Studiotopia — Art meets science in the Anthropocene and is co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.