SATURDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2016
10 - 11 am Welcome and opening talk
Venue: Meier Auditorium at the MACBA
The artist Natalie Jeremijenko looks back with us at her career to date and her approach to projects involving the idea of collaboration.
Jeremijenko is an artist, scientist, engineer and inventor with a special interest in environmental and urban issues. She is a professor in the Visual Arts Department of New York University and is affiliated with the university’s Computer Science Department. Her multidisciplinary practice develops the emerging field of socio-ecological systems design in the Anthropocene, the current geological age that began with the advent of the Industrial Revolution. Jeremijenko uses attractions and ongoing participatory research spectacles that address the challenge of reimagining our relationship with natural systems, particularly in urban environments. Her approach encompasses various strategies for redesigning energy and food with a view to contributing to the common good and improving the health of humankind and the environment.
Activity in English with simultaneous interpreting
11 - 12 midday Present a project that is not yours
Venue: Meier Auditorium at the MACBA
In just five minutes, various local actors will present a project they found truly inspiring.
José Luis de Vicente; Cecilia Tham; Efrain Foglia; Monica Bello; Alina Mierlus; Enric Senabre; Mónica Garriga; Ignasi Labastida
12 - 12.30 pm Coffee Break
12.30 - 2.30 pm Museums and exhibition tours
Venues: Exhibition Room 2 at the CCCB and the MACBA Collection Exhibition Rooms.
We will let ourselves be guided by artists, scientists and activists will read the exhibition space for us in a participative and unusual way.
Led by the DIYBio Barcelona biohacker collective through the Human+ The future of our species exhibition at the CCCB.
Led by Jordi Ferreiro and Antoni Hervàs through the rooms of the MACBA.
4.00 - 7.00 pm Workshops (*you must choose one)
Practical sessions in small groups during which tools, strategies, methodologies, technologies and even the possibility of working actively in a project led by the artist Natalie Jeremijenko will be presented.
*Everyone registering for the full-day option will later receive an e-mail so that they can choose which of the three workshops they want to join.
BeAnotherLab: the machine to be another
Venue: Beta Station at the CCCB
The collective will develop and share with us Creative Commons immersive tools that provide innovative solutions for research into cognitive processes and human behaviour.
Natalie Jeremijenko, treexcloud (in English)
Venue: Workshop Space at the MACBA
The artist, who lives in New York, will propose and set us to work on a series of specific initiatives to combat climate change in a productive and collaborative way at the local scale of the Raval neighbourhood.
Domestic Data Streamers: playing with data
Venue: Convent Auditorium at the MACBA
The collective of designers proposes an activity in which we will combine our forces to find ways of representing data from very different sources with the help of everyday objects.
All the participants in the seminar will be given free admission to the Experience MACBA activity, which will be led by the artist Natalie Jeremijenko.
7 - 8 pm Experience MACBA
Natalie Jeremijenko, Museum of Natural Futures
Venue: Atrium at the MACBA
Just after the COP21 conference on climate change held in Paris, the artist Natalie Jeremijenko will present some aspects of her work relating to this subject and will share some of the initiatives launched in collaboration with the residents and organisations in the Raval neighbourhood.
Event curated by Josep Perelló, who leads OpenSystems Research at the University of Barcelona.
This event is intended to continue the line which began at the MACBA with the Open Systems programme for teachers on the usefulness of discovering and examining the hybridisation and convergence of artistic and scientific practices. The CCCB has launched an experimental programme of activities and research (2016-2017) on how to address the issue of climate change in cultural institutions.