Hybrid Design

“Digital Cultures 2020: Imagined Futures”, an online festival of arts & technology

The online festival will bring back former visions of the future, dismissed as intriguing yet far-fetched fantasies a decade or even a few months ago. The event, organised by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, offers a wealth of artistic programmes and debate, and aims to further understand and overcome the barriers of delivering a hybrid festival in today’s social and political climate. ... READ MORE...

The Speculative Design of Immaculate Motherhood

In the next five years, the artificial womb will become a medical reality. Ectogenesis, outside-the-womb gestation, is increasingly viable for human embryos. Will it lead to a feminist utopia, or is it the newest manifestation of an age-old male fantasy? This question has occupied the minds of feminists, science-fiction writers, artists and scientists for decades. Article by Patricia de Vries... READ MORE...

Speaking Power to (Post) Truth

Jane Lombard Gallery presents the group exhibition Speaking Truth to (Post) Power, curated by Sara Raza (formerly the Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator of the Solomon. R Guggenheim Museum, New York). The exhibition brings together a constellation of six contemporary artists who unite to create a series of patterns that explore the deep historical associations inherent within human consciousness and truth.... READ MORE...

An engagement with bacteria: Interview with Anna Dumitriu

Donata Marletta interviews British Artist Anna Dimitriu, who explores and questions our relationship to infectious diseases, synthetic biology and robotics. Her works has been presented and exhibited in major collections and museums worldwide and her itinerant exhibition BioArt and Bacteria is now running until the 24th of November 2018 at The Esther Klein Gallery and the Science Center in Philadelphia, USA.... READ MORE...

Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr explore the intersections of art and science in “Biomess”

Running at The Art Gallery of Western Australia as part of the Unhallowed Arts Festival, Biomess (Oron Catts / Ionat Zurr) is a radical experiment in live culture presented by The Tissue Culture & Art Project of SymbioticA. The laboratory, art gallery and luxury retail design come together in a unique and radical exhibit including rarely seen – and maybe new – organisms.... READ MORE...

4th Istanbul Design Biennal explores new dimensions of design and learning

Curated by Jan Boelen and sponsored by VitrA, the 4th Istanbul Design Biennal opened to the public with projects from more than 200 interdisciplinary pratictioners from across the globe. For six weeks, designers, architects, artists, theoreticians will converge in Turkey’s cultural capital to explore the expanded notions of design and its role in contemporary culture.... READ MORE...

Mediated cages. Interview with Zach Blas

Zach Blas in conversation with Filippo Lorenzin talks about the influence of politics and social norms on the development and production of technology, queerness political meaning and its technological applications, deconstruction of identity, bodily abstractions and his actual activity as a teacher at Goldsmiths University.... READ MORE...