ICT2015 – Innovate, Connect, Transform is the largest event organized by the EU Commission in 2015 to foster innovation at European level, show the best results achieved through financed projects, inform about upcoming call, facilitate the emergence of new networks.
The StARTS program – Innovation at the nexus of Science, Technology and the Arts, realized for the occasion an exhibit showcasing a selection of different projects from allover Europe: Italy was represented by Ubiquitous Commons and Human Ecosystems, in particular the ongoing HUB – Human Ecosystems Bologna project.
The program “attempts to bring the creative power of the Arts to bear on innovation in Europe by including artists in European Commission funded research“, as explains Ralph Dum (European Commission) in a recent article.
From our experience, StARTS created an unexpected short circuit of languages in the standard setting of EU events, showing how research can become performance, data the access to perceive new possible realities, and more. A place in which was a pleasure to live and interact for three days.
Below some pictures from the exhibit.
Special thanks to Luis Girao, Irene Ingardi and the whole crew of StARTS for making it possible.