Serralves S+T+ARTS talk

14 APRIL 2021 | 19:00 - 20:30 (CEST) | ONLINE

The session will be in English


How the collaboration betwenn entrepreneurs, science, technology and the arts is crucial for contemporary economies and societes?

The Serralves Foundation takes on as its Mission to stimulate interest and knowledge in contemporary art, in architecture, in the landscape and in themes critical to society and its future, namely in the scope of sustainability and science and technology.

Starting from an integrating vision that promotes innovation processes, Serralves intends to deepen and stimulate the relationship between art, science and technology.

In this context, the Foundation presents a new cycle of conversations entitled SERRALVES S+T+ARTS TALKS. These talks will promote a debate based upon concrete activities, already carried out or still ongoing under the European Union (EU) Single Digital Market Initiative (EU) S+T+ARTS - Science, Technology and the Arts.

The first talk will focus on the Portuguese and European context, discussing the emerging role of the arts in promoting and implementing the green digital transition. Portuguese cases will be addressed, in the context of the current EU presidency, and links will be established to the European Digital Innovation Poles as well as possible contributions from national organizations to this transformation.

“The emerging role of the arts in the green digital transition - the case of Portugal: how the collaboration between entrepreneurs, science, technology and the arts is crucial for contemporary economies and societies”, will host the Secretary of State for Digital Transition, André de Aragão Azevedo, the President of the Board of Directors of the Serralves Foundation, Ana Pinho, the Senior Expert at the European Commission, Ralph Dum, MEP Eva Kaili and artist Leonel Moura. The debate will be moderated by Luis Miguel Girão, specialist in the processes of interaction between art, science and technology.

Presentation of the theme and participants:

The digital transformation consists of technological and digital innovation of businesses, industries, companies, products and services, in order to increase the competitiveness and economic growth of the countries, in a sustainable way.

Thus, issues such as the importance of the green digital transition, the leading role of Portugal in the digital transformation in Europe, the inclusion of artistic thinking in research and innovation practices in science and technology as factors that promote the digital transition of economic sectors, the networking in different regions of Europe and the role of artists and institutions in sustainability, will be some of the topics discussed in the first talk of the Serralves S+T+ARTS Talks series.

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