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[Book release] New Innovate Heritage Publication available

CULTURAL COMMONS & URBAN DYNAMICS

JOIN US for the online presentation of the book that will take place TODAY, December 3rd, 5 p.m. CET, on google.meet 

We are delighted to announce the publication of “Cultural Commons & Urban Dynamics: A Multidisciplinary Perspective“. The book results from a series of talks and encounters that took place at the Innovate Heritage 2019 international symposium and artistic event hosted by the Department of Law, Economics and Sociology at the University of Catanzaro (Italy), 11-12 October 2019.

Today, cities are being intensively reshaped by unexpected dynamics. The rise and growth of the digital economy have fundamentally changed the relationship between the urban fabric and its resident community, overcoming the conventional hierarchy based on production priorities. Moreover, contemporary society discovers new labour conditions and ways of satisfying needs and desires by developing new synergies and links.This book examines cultural and urban commons from a multidisciplinary perspective. Economists, architects, urban planners, sociologists, designers, political scientists, and artists explore the impact and implications of cultural commons on urban change. The contributions discuss both cases of successful urban participation and cases of strong social conflict, while also addressing a host of institutional contradictions and dilemmas. The first part of the book examines urban commons in response to institutional constraints from a theoretical point of view. The second and third parts apply the theories to case studies and discuss various practices of sustainable planning and re-appropriation in the urban context. In closing, the fourth part develops a new urban agenda as artists imagine it. This book will appeal to scholars interested in the social, economic and institutional implications of cultural and urban commons, and provide useful insights and tools to help local governments and policymakers manage social, cultural and economic change.

You can get your copy of the book here

A massive thank you to the editors Emanuela MacrìValeria Morea and Michele Trimarchi for making this publication happen.

Hope to see you online later TODAY!

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Innovate Heritage is an ongoing project initiated in 2013 by Polyhedra together with Oriental Heritage Without Borders.

The project counts on the support of the German Commission for UNESCO, the UNESCO Chair in Heritage Studies at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, the Prussian Cultural Foundation, ZK/U Centre for Art & Urbanistics in Berlin, and many more local and international initiatives and organisations in the artistic, academic and heritage sectors. 

[Network] ICT & Arts @ SERN

ICT & Arts is playing an important role in the StartUp Europe Region Network (SERN) – a network of regions dedicated to scaling up startup support. It is mentioned as one of the thematic activities of the Interreg Europe project, which intends to capitalize and seek inspiration on the current art-science-technology programs to explore their transfer at regional level.

Find out more: SERN ICT & Arts

Creativity and the involvement of society play a major role in innovation processes. Promoting initiatives intersecting Art-Science-Technology contribute to competitiveness, sustainability and social inclusion. But how, exactly, are these achieved? There’s a need to articulate this further and contextualise. Polyhedra.eu offers a space to discuss these issues and more…

[Advice Paper] SSH: Essential Fields for European Research & in Horizon 2020

Advice Paper No.11 – June 2012
League of European Research Universities

Wim van den Doel (Universiteit Leiden)
Katrien Maes (LERU Office)

We live in a rapidly changing world, which requires European societies to stay focused, to be innovative and to think critically. In this paper, LERU emphasises the importance of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) disciplines and the interconnectedness of knowledge to this story: they are of vital importance to the future of Europe. Throughout the paper, LERU examines six (probably to become seven) Horizon 2020 societal challenges, explaining e.g. how SSH research is relevant to each of them. LERU also proposes various recommendations to stimulate SSH research in Horizon 2020, such as the establishment of a European SSH Platform and the support of e.g. the ERC and Marie Curie programmes.

Download the report:
https://www.kowi.de/Portaldata/2/Resources/horizon2020/LERU-AP-11-SSH-Essential-fields.pdf

[Book] Creating ArtScience Collaboration. Bringing Value to Organizations.

Insightful book about artscience collaborations by Claudia Schnugg, researcher and advocate of artscience collaboration, and a producer and curator of residency programs.

Abstract: How can artist-scientist collaboration be of value to science and technology organizations? This innovative book is one of the first to address this question and the emerging field of art-science collaboration through an organizational and managerial lens. With extensive experience collaborating with and advising institutions to develop artist in residency programs, the author highlights how art-science collaboration is such a powerful opportunity for forward-thinking consultants, managers and institutions. Using real-life examples alongside cutting edge research, this book presents a number of cases where these interactions have fostered creativity and led to heightened innovation and value for organizations. As well as creating a blueprint for successful partnerships it provides insights into the managerial and practical issues when creating art-science programs. Invaluable to scholars and practitioners interested in the potential of art-science collaboration, the reader will be shown how to take an innovative approach to creativity in their organization or research, and the ways in which art-science collaborations can mutually benefit artists, scientists and companies alike.

Find out more @ https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030045487#aboutAuthors

Vittorio Gallese: Art, brain and human nature

Art, brain and human nature: what can we know about ourselves?

Discussion with neuroscientist and Einstein Visiting Fellow Vittorio Gallese, novelist and essayist Siri Hustvedt, and philosopher and moderator Gert Scobel. 04 June 2018, 7 pm

What is the mind? This fundamental question remains unanswered in philosophy and science. Is the mind part of the body or is it something separate from it? Are the brain and the mind the same thing? Can the mind be disembodied into an algorithm and then realized in a machine? If the brain is the key to mind and consciousness, how much do we actually know about the brain and what does it have to do with “the self“? Why does art matter? Why do we tell stories? What is the relationship between art and science? Is configuring the mind a feminist issue? And: Why are all these questions urgent at this particular moment in culture?

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Agnes Meyer-Brandis and duo Otavio Schipper/Sergio Krakowski first KLAS Artists-in-Residence

Agnes Meyer-Brandis (Germany) and the duo Otavio Schipper and Sergio Krakowski (Brazil) have been selected to participate in the artist-in-residence program KLAS

 

Within KLAS – “Knowledge Link through Art and Science” – the Max Planck Institutes of Colloids and Interfaces and Molecular Plant Physiology invite for the first time contemporary artists to develop their own project at the Potsdam-Golm Science Park (Germany) and the University of Groningen (The Netherlands). In the course of this eight month pioneering project, artists will work side by side with researchers in order to develop a new artwork bridging contemporary art practices and scientific research.

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more: klas.mpikg.mpg.de/2017/meyer-brandis-schipper-krakowski-first-klas-awardees/

[Conference + Art] Innovate Heritage “Art & The City”

Innovate Heritage 2016 „Art & The City: New Cultural Maps“

27th-28th of October 2016 at the School of Architecture, Mediterranea University.

Polyhedra is proud to present its project with the Università degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria: the first satellite edition of Innovate Heritage!

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The two-day workshop „Art & The City: New Cultural Maps“ explores intuitions, approaches, views and actions from different perspectives and cultures, facing questions and dilemmas related to heritage management and governance in multi-cultural urban and metropolitan frameworks.

The discussion will focus upon the radical change affecting society and the economy, and transforming the cultural paradigm from a competitive and dimensional struggle into a participative and synergic challenge, with new needs to cross-fertilise tradition and innovation.

Economists, urbanists, jurists, architects, philosophers and artists will perform an intensive and nonprejudicial exchange aimed at crafting sharp questions and drawing credible trails to our future, in the awareness of the growing importance of art and culture in social dynamics.

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The event will be filmed and videos soon available!

If you would like to host a satellite edition of Innovate Heritage, please get in contact at a.c.polyhedra@gmail.com

Picturing The Body In The Laboratory [conference] // Berlin, 6-7 Nov 2015

Genesis and topicality of evidence-oriented imaging in institutions of the long 19th century and today

6-7 November 2015
Humboldt University, Berlin
Image Knowledge Gestaltung, Interdisciplinary Laboratory,
Sophienstr. 22a

“Our aim is to investigate the particular role of the image in evidence production around 1900 in order to sharpen our understanding of the ground laying concepts for today’s epistemic role, limitations as well as of the convenience of laboratory work. Specifically we want to know: what is it exactly that makes the image so attractive around 1900? What can the image do that the word cannot? And does this also apply to the images described that cannot lay claim to any kind of material evidence in the form of a trace? Is there a particular obstinacy in these evidence-oriented images in terms of the Bildakt? Are these images »actors« in a way that is specific to this kind of image (Mitchell 2006)?

One of our particular focuses of interest is the role played by the technical means of producing the traces or images. What are the implications of the technology that developed at this time for evidence orientation? Do we find similar – or which other – principles at work in laboratory evidence technologies in the 21st century? What higher-order similarities does a transdisciplinary examination of different media reveal?”

…find out more


 

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Cultural history of science on traces of the body in the lab around 1900

10.00 Registration, Welcome address & Coffee

10.30 Keynote Barbara Orland (University of Basel)
Seeing the Building Blocks of the Human Body. The Biopolitics of Microphotography 1840–1870

11.30 Short Coffee Break

Panel 1

moderator: Ann-Cathrin Drews (HU Berlin/Image Knowledge Gestaltung)

11.40 Bettina Bock von Wülfingen (HU Berlin/Image Knowledge Gestaltung)
The New Cell Staining Techniques since the 1870s and their Role in Conceiving Sex/Gender in the Cell

12.20 Marietta Kesting (HU Berlin/Image Knowledge Gestaltung)
Creating Photographic Identification

13.00       Lunch

14.00 RESUMÉ 1

Panel 2

moderator: Mark-Oliver Casper (HU Berlin/Image Knowledge Gestaltung)

14.30 Sophia Kunze (HU Berlin/Image Knowledge Gestaltung)
Necessary Reduction of Complexity or Dubious Essentialisation? Reception of Natural Scientific Knowledge in the History of Arts

15.10 Wolfgang Schäffner (HU Berlin/Image Knowledge Gestaltung)
Schreber’s Evidence

15.50 Bettina Uppenkamp (Dresden University/Image Knowledge Gestaltung)
Evidence and Identification. On the History of the Fingerprint

16.30RESUMÉ 2

17.00 Finish
Organisational remarks. Snacks and nibbles and move to
> Lecture Hall 2094, Main Building, Unter den Linden 6

19.00 Keynote Peter Galison (Harvard University)
The Conviction of Scientific Images

Natural Sciences and Laboratory Traces Today

> Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Main Building, Seminar Room 2093,  Unter den Linden 6

9.30    Welcome Coffee

10.00Keynote Soraya de Chadarevian (UCLA)
»It is not enough, in order to understand the Book of Nature, to turn over the pages looking at the pictures. Painful though it may be, it will be necessary to learn to read the text.«
Visual Evidence in the Life Sciences, c.1960

Panel 3

moderator: Kathrin Friedrich (HU Berlin/Image Knowledge Gestaltung)

11.00 John Nyakatura (HU Berlin/Image Knowledge Gestaltung)
Trace, Experiment, Inference: Images and the Generation of Knowledge in Paleobiology

11.40 Anelis Kaiser (University of Bern)
Sex/Gender in the Brain: From Voxels to Knowledge

12.20 Thomas Stach (HU Berlin/Image Knowledge Gestaltung)
Traces, Data, Facts: How Morphology Generates Evidence

13.00 Lunch

14.00 RESUMÉ 3

Panel 4

moderator: Markus Rautzenberg (FU Berlin, mecs Lüneburg)

14.30 Dieter Weiss (University of Rostock)
Superresolution Microscopy and the Discovery of Nano-Machines in Living Cells

15.10 Anne Dippel (HU Berlin/Image Knowledge Gestaltung, FSU Jena, Leuphana Lüneburg),
Lukas Mairhofer
(University of Vienna)
Believing the Pattern. A conversation on Traces in Physics

16.30 RESUMÉ 4
Coffee and Goodbye
(brief organisational authors meeting)

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