The pandemic is one of the greatest challenges in recent human history. It has forced us to stay home for long periods of time, and social distancing is still a necessity to protect others and ourselves. The crisis is reshaping the way we see the world, and how we relate to ourselves as well as redefining the way we interact with others.
Science plays a vital role for knowledge production and innovation, and its importance has been shown once more by the crisis. Scientists’ research and contributions are essential to develop new technologies that will shape tomorrow’s world. Art has always been central to human history, influencing societies and being ahead of its time. While experiencing art physically has not always been possible during the last months, we were nevertheless able to experience it virtually.
Going back to life as we knew it is not a possibility, and this is a unique opportunity to build something new. How can art and science contribute to the construction of a post-pandemic “new better”? How can the two fields be combined in order to generate sustainable and innovative ideas for our future?
swissnex Brazil partnered with LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) Rio de Janeiro and invited Rejane Spitz, Full Professor at the Department of Art & Design at Rio de Janeiro Catholic University (PUC-Rio), to moderate a discussion between Andrea Anner and Thibault Brevet from AATB Design, and Clarissa Ribeiro, architect, media artist and researcher, to discuss how the synergies between art and science are shaping a new, and hopefully better future.
The webinar will be held in English, with simultaneous translation to Portuguese.