Interbeing Between Complex Systems | Leonardo/ISASTwith Arizona State University

Interbeing Between Complex Systems

Watch the program sessions by scrolling through the videos below.


We are not alone on this planet, but part of a vast, complex web of species, agents, and other beings. What are our ethical responsibilities to the environment and to the multiplicity of living systems that comprise it? How can practitioners of art, science, and technology sustain these dynamic networks and evolve interspecies communication?

All programing is on-demand through the Ars Electronica platform site 8 - 30 September CEST unless otherwise noted.


Adaptation and Interconnected Agencies: Designs for a Cooler Planet/ Helsinki Design Week in Otaniemi” is a panel discussion addressing environmental, geopolitical and perceptual changes affecting living and non-living entities in the Arctic region. LASER Helsinki/Espoo 
9th September 2021, 17:00-18:30 EET (Finland) Find your timezone here! RSVP HERE


Is There Any Time Left?” is a speculative dialogue about challenges relating to artistic research and practice in a time of profound environmental urgency. LASER Mexico City. Watch now.


Your Health: Wild, Cultivated or In-Vitro Plants!” is a multimodal exploration of how and why our food production will change in the future to incorporate the concepts of wild plants, cultivated plants and in-vitro plants. LASER Zurich. Watch now.


"Growing the Growers: Future Food at Schumacher College and Dartington Trust Exhibition", LASER Darginton (UK)

Growing the Growers is an online exhibition of the food-growing year at Dartington, a 1,200-acre estate in Devon, England. Much of the fresh food consumed on the estate is grown on the estate with zero food miles and zero packaging. Our vegetables and salad travel 200 metres by wheelbarrow. EXHIBITION SITE


Colum Pawson (UK), Edmar Soria (MX), Frank Ekeberg (NO), Laura Beloff (FI), Luz María Sánchez (MX), Manuel Rocha Iturbide (MX), Pia Fricker (FI/AT), Tracey Warr (UK)


LASER Hosts and Partners

Aalto University
Helsinki, Finland
LASER Chair(s): Laura Beloff, Pia Fricker, Ksenia Kaverina, Kirsi Peltonen, Nitin Sawhney & Koray Tahiroğlu
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana
Municipio de LermaEstado de México, Mexico
LASER Chair(s): Hugo Solís García
Dartington Hall Trust
Totnes, United Kingdom
LASER Chair(s): Tracey Warr, Alan Boldon
Zürich, Switzerland
LASER Chair(s): Jill Scott
Other Partner: ZHdK
UN Sustainability Goals