An exhibition with works by Špela Petrič and Christiaan Zwanikken at Het Glazen Huis, Amsterdam, November 6, 2022 – 22 January 2023.
Science is producing increasingly hybrid entities in which the biological and technological merge. Whereas this is usually seen as a move away from nature, in Smart Hybrid Forms Špela Petrič and Christiaan Zwanikken investigate these entities as new actors for another, entangled world that appears as a result of climate change.
On the 22nd of December 2022 the Stadsgehoorzaal will be transformed into the Finale Festival of Leiden European City of Science. You're invited to celebrate this event with us!
The Finale Festival will take place from 16:00 (4pm) until 22:22 (10:22 pm). We'll look back on an incredible year filled with science, knowledge, art, and craftsmanship. Of course, you'll also be able to re-experience some wonderful activities. But we'll also look towards the future. After all, the daily topic on the 22nd of December is: FUTURE.
The Society of Arts and The Young Academy recommend that the Minister of Education, Culture and Science sets up a national fund for experimental research and projects in the field of arts and science. By doing so, the Society and the Academy aim to encourage the sustainable growth of this area of activity.
We live in confusing times. The end of truth has been announced more than once, values that we thought were clear become unstable, while a cacophony of voices fights for attention. In all this noise some sounds are more difficult to hear than others. How can we continue from this variety to learn new things, what imaginative ways are available to us to live together? What techniques may we develop to do research with people who are less easy to hear, and to address tenacious problems-that-do-not-go-away?
On this cheerful festival artists, social scientists and philosophers, together with the audience, explore ways to build bridges and create new connections. The festival shows inspiring examples from the arts and the sciences to create different perspectives on vulnerability and complex situations that we care about. This will reveal persistent attempts to improve situations –even against the odds.
The festival will be introduced with the inaugural lecture of Jeannette Pols will be on June 29 2023 (Lutherse Kerk), 15.30 sharp, followed by the festival ‘Unexpected Subjects.’, in the theater room of the OBA Oosterdok (Next to Amsterdam Central Station). Be welcome everybody, bring your friends and students!
Once a year, a Mingler Scholarship is made available for a collaboration between a academic and an artist by the Society of Arts and The Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. The Scholarship consists of an amount of €10,000 (ten thousand euros), provided by the Niemeijer Foundation. Only one scholarship will be awarded. For the Mingler Scholarship 2023 artists and researchers who work in the field of the Humanities and Social Sciences are encouraged to apply for the Mingler Scholarship 2023.
The Faculty of Science of Leiden University is calling for proposals by an artist or artist-led team for a commissioned, site-specific, permanent public art installation. The work will be installed in the entry hall of the new Gorlaeus Building (phase 2A). The successful proposal will include details of the design, fabrication, and installation of artwork at the site. The finalist will be selected in early April 2023, and the installation of the artwork is expected by the end of 2023.