How art-tech/science projects can help tackle climate issues

October 5th 2021 | 18h00 - 19h00 CEST | Online

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In our first STARTS Community session of the Autumn, we will be exploring how art-tech/science projects can help tackle climate issues. Kicking off the discussions and sharing their expertise will be

*Ann-Sofi Rönnskog and John Palmesino from Territorial Agency who won a STARTS Grand Prize in 2021 for their Oceans in Transformation project

*Co-founder of Nova Innova, Karlijn Arts, who got an STARTS Prize Honorary Mention this year for their project The Living Light

Olga Kisseleva, STARTS Prize 202 winner, category Innovative collaboration with the EDEN project

Meet the speakers:

Karlijn Arts is co-founder of Nova Innova a creative start-up which combines design, technology and nature to generate sustainable applications for everyday live. One of those applications is the Living Light: a lamp which harvests its energy from the plant which is living inside the plant itself. 

She is an expert in renewable energy policies, carbon accounting methodologies, sustainability certification, communications and feedstock assessments. She also works as NGO and Governmental Lead at a company which is market leader in Sustainable Aviation Fuels, in order to make the aviation sector more sustainable.

Ann-Sofi Rönnskog and John Palmesino

Territorial Agency is an independent organisation established by architects and urbanists John Palmesino and Ann-Sofi Rönnskog. Territorial Agency combines contemporary architecture, art, spatial analysis, advocacy and action to promote comprehensive territorial transformations in the Anthropocene epoch. Their work focuses on the integration of science, architecture and art in the challenges posed by climate change.

One of the key figures in international art&science field Olga Kisseleva (RU) approaches her work as a scientist. She calls upon collaborations with exact sciences, biology and geophysics and she proceeds with experiments, calculations and analyses, while strictly respecting the methods of the scientific domain. Olga Kisseleva has had major exhibitions in Modern Art Museum (Paris), KIASMA (Helsinki), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid) Fondation Cartier for contemporary art (Paris), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao), NCCA (Moscow), as well as Biennales of Dakar (2002), Tirana (2003), Moscow (2011), Istanbul (2013) and Venice (2019). Her works works are present in many of the world’s most important museum collections, including, the Centre Pompidou, Louis Vuitton Foundation, ZKM, Moscow Museum of Modern Art and the NY MoMA.
Olga Kisseleva teaches contemporary art in the Sorbonne University of Paris, she is the head of Art & New Media program and Founding director of Art&Science International Institute.