[Anti]disciplinary Topographies, 8–12 September
[Anti]disciplinary Topographies: Culturing transnational dialogue for creative hybridity
Ars Garden Leonardo LASER gathers our global network of artists, scientists, humanists and technologists together in a series of hybrid formats addressing the world’s most pressing issues. Animated by the theme of a “new digital deal” and grounded in the UN Sustainability Goals, Ars Garden Leonardo LASER cultivates our values of equity and inclusion by elevating underrepresented voices in a wide-ranging exploration of global challenges, digital communities and placemaking, space, networks and systems, the digital divide - and the impact of interdisciplinary art, science and technology discourse and collaboration.
Dovetailing with the launch of LASER Linz, this asynchronous multi-platform garden will highlight the best of the Leonardo Network (spanning 47 cities worldwide) and our transdisciplinary community. In “Extraordinary Times Call for Extraordinary Vision: Humanizing Digital Culture with the New Creativity Agenda & the UNSDGs,” Leonardo/ISAST CEO Diana Ayton-Shenker presents our vision for shaping our global future. This will be followed by a Leonardo Community Lounge open to the general public, with the goal of encouraging contributions to the cultural environments of different regions through transnational exchange and community building.
Christiana Kazakou, Leonardo LASER Program Lead (UK/GR) - LEAD
Vanessa Chang, Leonardo Senior Program Manager (US/SG/AU) - CO-LEAD
Leonardo/ISAST & the Global Network of LASER Hosts in partnership with the Interface Culture Department, Institute for Media, University of Art and Design Linz