Art-Science Residencies : Methodologies and Experience Feedbacks

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 organises 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 will gather art-science residencies organizers and researchers aims at discussing the processes and methodologies carried out in order to organize, communicate, select, implement, monitor, and assess art-science residencies.

The symposium will take 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. Access is free within the limit of available seats, registration is mandatory.


The two days will be broadcast live on Ircam Youtube Channel.



9:30Welcome coffee

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


by Ariane Berthoin-Antal - WZB Berlin Social Science Center

10:45Empowering Social Changes

Roundtable moderated by Danielle Siembieda - Leonardo/ISAST


Tilly Boleyn – Melbourne Science Gallery

Isabelle Desjeux – Institute of Unnecessary Research

Lucas Evers – Waag

Angela McQuillan – University City Science Center

Vladimir De Vaumas – Artists in Residence Television

12:00Lunch break

by Diana Ayton-Shenker – Leonardo / ISAST

13:45Bridging art and science

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


Camille Baker – UCA, WEARSustain, STARTS Ecosystem

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

Manuelle Freire - École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs

David Harris - Griffith University

Claudia Schnugg – curator

Diana Ayton-Shenker – Leonardo / ISAST

15:10Coffee break

By Greg Beller - IRCAM

15:55Organising Residencies

Roundtable moderated by Claudia Schnugg


Greg Beller - IRCAM

Monica Bello – CERN

Caterina Benincasa - Polyhedra

Valérie Félix - Code / Art Research Program

Rodrigo Perez Garcia – Polyhedra

Gisa Schosswohl – Re-FREAM


9:00Welcome coffee

By Evan Ziporyn and Leila Kinney – MIT CAST

9:45Seeding Innovation

Roundtable moderated by Nicolas Henchoz - EPFL+ECAL LAB


Sandra Boer - Art Partner

Leila Kinney – MIT CAST

Jurij Krpan - Kersnikova Institute

Nicola Ruffo - swissnex San Francisco

Hélène Schwalm - Université de Bordeaux

Karla Spiluttini - Ars Electronica

Evan Ziporyn - MIT CAST

11:10Coffee break

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

11:45Supporting next generations

Roundtable moderated by Ana Solange Leal - Inova+


Deborah Lawler-Dormer - Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

Julie Sauret - Chaire arts & sciences

Claudio Serni - University of Florence

Andrew Perkis - Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Guy Van Belle - IPEM UGENT


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

1:20Lunch and networking