"Art can evoke an interplay between analytic thinking, facts about what we know , and toward where we imagine things may head " - Emily Boyd on Arts Meet Science
Director Emily Boyd says that one of the reasons LUCSUS initiated this event is that there is a lot of focus on the negative effects of climate change, which is now impossible to ignore. Researchers the world over publish daily reports detailing the devastating effects of a warmer climate on our environment and society. At the same time the links between our everyday actions, the structures that we live with and climate change are often difficult to reconcile.
– I believe there is a value in other creative forms of engagement beyond science, to provoke ourselves and to create ideas of a viable sustainable society. Art can evoke an interplay between analytic thinking, facts about what we know today, and toward where we imagine things may head in relation to time. In that sense, art is a trigger for our own internal organisation and ways to configure visions of the future.
She says that, with this event, LUCSUS, in collaboration with Skissernas Museum, would like to explore the relationship between arts and science, with a special focus on how researchers and the artistic and cultural sectors can work more closely together to drive change and encourage engagement for a sustainable future.
The programme will include workshops, collective art making, artistic installations and a panel debate with researchers and artists as well as a guided tour with artists Bigert & Bergström and a performance seminar.