Art-Science Residencies: Methodologies and Experience Feedbacks

All the videos of the symposium are now online

March 2 & 3, 2020

IRCAM, Salle Stravinsky, Paris

Art and science are intimately linked. The ability to proceed to the unknown, the experimental approaches, the relation to technology, or the modes of collaboration are sometimes similar to two worlds that, at first glance, seem disjointed or even opposite: generality vs. singularity, rationality vs. sensitivity, disciplinary specialization vs. transdisciplinary integration… These similarities and differences are more and more recognized as complementary assets in collaborative processes. Eminent personalities evolve in both scientific and artistic worlds. Meetings between researchers and artists, resolutely oriented towards technological innovation or original creation flourish and seem fruitful both in the cross-fertilisation they enable and in the knowledge and artefacts they produce. One of the main frameworks for these collaborations, programs of artistic residencies in public and/or private research structures are proposed by various organizations, at internal, regional, national and international levels. If each of them has its own vision and approach, depending on its specific objectives, research framework and hosting context, the multiplication of these initiatives and the growing amount of gained experiences set the conditions for initiating a mutual exchange on their methodologies, tools, and lessons learned. 

In the framework of the 2020 edition of its Mutation Creation art-science yearly encounters in Paris and in relation to the STARTS Residencies program, IRCAM-Centre Pompidou organised on March 2nd & 3rd, 2020 an international symposium dedicated to the management of artistic residencies in the context of scientific research and technological innovation. This public event, which gathered art-science residencies organizers and researchers aimed at discussing the processes and methodologies carried out in order to organize, communicate, select, implement, monitor, and assess art-science residencies.

The symposium took place at IRCAM, Paris, on March 2nd from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm and on March 3rd from 9:00 to 1:30 pm. The two days were broadcast live on Ircam Live Channel.

If you could not attend the symposium, or if you want to rediscover some exchanges: watch all the symposium online!

The great team of Artists in Residence Television was there during the whole symposium and shot interviews with the speakers. Learn more about the panellists, their institutions and thoughts about art-science collaborations!




9:30Welcome coffee

by Hugues Vinet - Director of innovation and research means, IRCAM - Coordinator of the STARTS Residencies Program

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by Ariane Berthoin-Antal - WZB Berlin Social Science Center

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10:45Empowering Social Changes

Roundtable moderated by Danielle Siembieda - Leonardo/ISAST

Interview with Danielle Siembieda


Tilly Boleyn – Melbourne Science Gallery Interview with Tilly Boleyn

Alexandra Christev - Artists in Residence Television Interview with Alexandra Christev

Isabelle Desjeux – Institute of Unnecessary Research

Lucas Evers – Waag Interview with Lucas Evers

Angela McQuillan – University City Science Center Interview with Angela McQuillan

Vladimir De Vaumas – Artists in Residence Television Interview with Vladimir De Vaumas

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12:00Lunch break

by Diana Ayton-Shenker – Leonardo / ISAST

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13:45Bridging art and science

Roundtable moderated by Andrew Perkis - Norwegian University of Science and Technology 

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Camille Baker – UCA, WEARSustain, STARTS Ecosystem Interview with Camille Baker

David Berman - Physics and Astronomy, Queen Mary University of London

Manuelle Freire - École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs

David Harris - Griffith University Interview with David Harris

Claudia Schnugg – Curator Interview with Claudia Schnugg

Diana Ayton-Shenker – Leonardo / ISAST Interview with Diana Ayton-Shenker

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15:10Coffee break

By Greg Beller - IRCAM

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15:55Organising Residencies

Roundtable moderated by Claudia Schnugg


Greg Beller - IRCAM Interview with Greg Beller

Caterina Benincasa - Polyhedra

Valérie Félix - Code / Art Research Program

Patricia Monino Amoros - AITEX / Re-FREAM

Rodrigo Perez Garcia – Polyhedra Interview with Rodrigo Perez Garcia

Gisa Schosswohl – Re-FREAM

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9:00Welcome coffee

By Evan Ziporyn and Leila Kinney – MIT CAST

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9:45Seeding Innovation

Roundtable moderated by Nicolas Henchoz - EPFL+ECAL LAB

Interview with Nicolas Henchoz


Sandra Boer - Art Partner Interview with Sandra Boer

Leila Kinney – MIT CAST

Jurij Krpan - Kersnikova Institute

Nicola Ruffo - swissnex San Francisco

Hélène Schwalm - Université de Bordeaux Interview with Hélène Schwalm

Karla Spiluttini - Ars Electronica

Evan Ziporyn - MIT CAST

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11:10Coffee break

By Andrew Perkis and Alexandra Murray-Leslie - Norwegian University of Science and Technology

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11:45Supporting next generations

Roundtable moderated by Ana Solange Leal - Inova+


Deborah Lawler-Dormer - Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences Interview with Deborah Lawler-Dormer

Julie Sauret - Chaire arts & sciences

Claudio Serni - University of Bologna Interview with Claudio Serni

Andrew Perkis - Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyInterview with Andrew Perkis

Guy Van Belle - IPEM UGENT

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 By Hugues Vinet - Director of innovation and research means, IRCAM - Coordinator of the STARTS Residencies Program

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1:20Lunch and networking