Open Forum on Arts, Science & Technology

by | Jun 7, 2024


Date: Thursday, 13th of June 2024
Time: 12:00 – 14:30 h
Location: Room +2 – Sala VIP

The second edition of the Open Forum on Arts, Science & Technology at Sónar+D, an activity promoted by the ASTS Spanish Network (Red ACTS) and organized by Barcelona’s Hub of Art, Science and Technology, HacTe, explores the relationships between arts, science, and technology in a transdisciplinary exchange of emerging technologies, frontier research, and artistic research.

Moderated by curator, researcher, and cultural manager specialized in the intersections between arts and technoscientific culture, Maria Ptqk, and the director of Hangar, Anna Manubens, the event will bring together artists and scientists from various fields of knowledge to share research questions and emerging projects in a dynamic format that wants to inspire and seduce each other, and to foster new collaborations.

During the session, we will learn about the three new pilot projects that the Red ACTS will launch this year, as well as the recent publication of the GRAPA 2023 Notebooks and the .able journal. Additionally, three practical cases of ongoing collaboration in the ASTS field in Catalonia will be presented. These include artist residencies in research centers under the European project S+T+ARTS in the City, focused on urban challenges such as climate change, sustainable energy, or social polarization. The session will conclude with a networking aperitif for all attendees.


  • Sergi Aranda, Centre for Genomic Regulation
  • Marta Azparren, visual artist
  • Vanessa Balagué, Institut de Ciències del Mar
  • Ona Bros, visual artist and researcher
  • Jorge Carretero, Port of Scientific Information / Institut de Física d’Altes Energies
  • Azahara Cerezo, visual artist
  • Laura Ciot and Javi de la Casa, CREAF
  • Mark Farid, visual artist and researcher
  • Nicoletta Liguori, ICFO
  • Nicolas Maigret,
  • Lorenzo Orsini, ICFO
  • Blanca Pujals, architect, spatial researcher and critical writer
  • Marta Royo and Toni Aranda, SHOOK Studio
  • Mònica Rikić, electronic artist
  • Mario Santamaría, visual and multimedia artist
  • Joan Soler-Adillon, Open University of Catalonia
  • Fernando Vilariño, Computer Vision Center

Promoted by Red ACTS and HacTe with the support of Fundación Daniel y Nina Carasso and the Generalitat de Catalunya, through the Departament de Cultura.

HacTe is member of the S+T+ARTS in the City consortium, funded by the European Comission under the programme S+T+ARTS – Science, Technology and Arts, and with the support of the Generalitat de Catalunya, through the Departament de Cultura.