Leonardo 50th Anniversary
A half a century ago, kinetic artist and astronautical pioneer Frank Malina set out to solve the needs of a community of artists and scientists working across disciplines by using the “new media” of the time: offset print publishing. As a groundbreaking, innovative venture, Leonardo represented a unique vision: to serve as an international channel of communication among artists, with emphasis on the writings of artists who use science and developing technologies in their work. The result was Leonardo, an academic journal for artists with the peer-review rigor of a scientific journal. For 50 years, Leonardo has been the definitive publication for artist-academics, and the field has gained momentum in recent years.
Arjon Dunnewind / Netherlands
Connecting to themes like Bio-Hacking and Bio-Creation the Impakt Festival will highlight a selection of themes, projects and artists it has recently presented. The presentation focusses on artists that discuss changing definitions of what is natural and human. The projects in the presentation present visions on post-natural environments where technology and the human body have become inseparable.
Talk: Inauguration of the exhibition "Decir el lugar. Testimonios del paisaje colombiano"
Clemencia Echeverri and Nicolás Gómez Echeverri / Colombia
Banco de la República
Clemencia Echeverri lives and works in Bogotá. She completed undergraduate studies in Colombia and specialization and masters in Plastic Arts at Chelsea College of Arts, London. She was a professor of Arts in undergraduate and master’s degree at Universidad de Antioquia and Universidad Nacional de Colombia. After working in painting and sculpture, since the mid-90s, Clemencia has developed workS in installation, video, photography, sound and interactivity based on dominant political and social conditions.
Talk: Nuevos limites de la democracia
Michel Wieviorka / France
Until the mid-1980s, democracy did not seem to concern philosophical reflection in the field of political sociology. It was enough to think of it as the regime opposed to communism and dictatorship. Since then, critical thinking has developed in several ways, giving the impression of some discomfort when it comes to thinking about the solution to the great contemporary challenges, for example: social difficulties, injustice, inequalities, crisis of Political and party representation, institutional deficiencies and the treatment of culturally or religious orders, violence, etc.
Talk: Arte e materie umanistiche: L'università pubblica nella valorizzazione dei saperi "Inutili"
Marco María Gazzano / Italy
Many things have changed in the world since the era of “globalization” was opened with the US- sponsored commercial twentieth-century trade agreements. A sharp shift in the economy from national to planetary markets, which also involved cultural changes and costumes: interdependence and interclassing of symbols, cultural homogenization, new wealth, but also progressive destruction of productive, natural, and anthropological diversity.
Talk: Roma tre e la terza missione. La cattedra telematica di lingua e cultura italiana
Geatano Sabatini / Italy
Roma Tre University has an important track record of third mission activities, many of which have been developed within the frame of international cooperation. Among the main development cooperation projects, is a project for the recovery and restoration of the historic city of El Salvador in the Republic of El Salvador and in Africa in Burkina Fasu an agricultural training project.
Talk: La fabbrica della conoscenza e della sostenibilità urbana Mario Panizza / Italy The “knowledge factory” is a dear metaphor in Rome Tre. Since its founding, the University has been proposed as a constituent part of the social fabric in which it is part and its commitment has focused, through the recovery and reconversion of existing buildings, on the planning of the territory and the upgrading of Areas destined for degradation. Through a constantly evolving project, always attentive to the needs of the context, our property has been enriched with buildings once destined for other purposes: little “university” silhouettes that, despite functional adaptation, have transformed them into new plants Still keeping their “personality”. Here is the idea of the “knowledge factory”: a project that, in the full recovery of historical memory, is capable of transforming the territory through modern structures; A metaphor useful, therefore, to represent the transition to the […]
Talk: Narratón: ¿Contamos historias alrededor de la reconciliación? MediaLabs / Colombia MediaLabs net, created in November, 2016, from EAFIT (Medellin), Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogota) Universidad de Caldas (Manizales) and Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano (Bogota), launches the Narratón, a proposal of collective creation, which look for to generate multi-format contents that speak of the reconciliation from the most varied optics and perceptions. The Colombian postconflict calls for new ways of being told both from the narrative and from the technical and the Narratón will be the meeting point to relate it from sound, written, audiovisual, photographic and interactive contents among other formats. .