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Dana Whitco Presenting at Stockholm University of the Arts

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Dana Whitco, Director of the Tisch Initiative for Creative Research, was a guest lecturer for an open debate seminar called “Will art save the world?” and the lecture she participated in was called “What’s in it for the sciences?” 

Will art save the world? What's in it for the sciences?

"What's in it for the sciences?" is the third seminar within the series "Will art save the world?" - a public seminar series where the role of artistic research within different fields will be debated.

The third seminar in a planned series of four, is focusing on the sciences. The idea is to discuss the role of artistic research and what it can mean for the sciences. We will criticize, discuss, speculate, dream and problematize what artistic research can mean for the field of art, for the society, and for the sciences.

In the panel:
Tove Kjellmark - Swedish artist that works with uncanny robotics and human empathy
Ariane Koek - former leader of International Arts Development at CERN, Switzerland
Dana Whitco - Founding Director of Tisch Initiative for Creative Research (TCR), New York, USA

Rolf Hughes - Head of Research at Stockholm University of the Arts

Within the open series ”Will art save the world?” we turn to the different areas that traditionally has views on what the artistic research can mean for the arts: artists, cultural institutions and the other academic areas humanities and sciences. The fourth and last seminar "What's in it for the humanities and the social sciences?" will be June the 3rd, at the same time and location.