new conference series and european platform for art, science and technoecologies
RF2018: Hybrid Labs Symposium
May 30 – June 1, 2018
Aalto University Campus
Call for papers, artist presentations, and posters: abstract submission deadline – March 5, 2018Apply Now
The changing role of art in society is one where it does not just create a new aesthetics but gets involved in patterns of social, scientific, and technological transformations. The Renewable Futures aims to shape new contact zones between traditionally separated domains, and bringing together art and science, culture and digital technologies, sustainable businesses and social engagement of the 21st century.
Manifesting the transformative potential of art in the age of post-media – by challenging existing viewpoints, deconstructing social issues, and proposing positive visions for the future
By expanding our previous Nordic Baltic cooperation networks we are building new European platform for artists and scientists who are engaged in techno-ecological research
Facilitating new knowledge production through art and science collaboration, and transforming the cutting edge ideas into sustainable social realities and techno-ecological practices
By bringing together new ways of thinking, scientific knowledge, aesthetics, technologies and social practices, the conferences aim to develop new models for a more sustainable and imaginative way of life
Showcasing most innovative art practices that are transdisciplinary and transformative, and combine the artistic with the social and the natural, the scientific and the emotional, the sensible with the actual
Organising art & science symposiums, urban & rural workshops, participatory research and public education projects, our network aims at increasing the participation level, inclusion and social impact
The RF network was founded in 2009 by artists and scientists from Baltic Nordic countries seeking solutions to sustainable development. FIELDS, a large scale international art exhibition in Riga – Cultural Capital of Europe 2014 showed the results of this collaboration. With the support of Creative Europe, the RF initiative was transformed into a new conference series. The first conference took place in Riga (2015), and the second – in Eindhoven (2017). The third conference will take place in May 30–June 1, 2018 in Espoo. With the title HYBRID LABS SYMPOSIUM it aims at connecting university science labs with artist spaces.
April 28–29, 2017
Eindhoven read more >
October 8–10, 2015
Riga read more >
October 9 – November 22, 2015
Riga read more >
November 2–8, 2015; November 7–13, 2016
Liepaja read more >
May 6 – June 16, 2016
Barcelona read more >
May 30 – June 5, 2016
Riga & Paris read more >
November 29–30, 2016
Helsinki read more >
November 21–27, 2016
Oslo read more >
November 12–14, 2017
Liepaja & Riga read more >
Events are organised by partners and taking place in different countries of Europe - Latvia, The Netherlands, Norway, Finland, France, Spain full project programme here
” Thank you all for inviting me to the Renewable Futures conference, which I enjoyed a lot! great organization, great presentations, great shows and great people! “G.N.
” I found some time today to visit the data drift exhibition again. I have to say that this is the best information visualization exhibition if ever seen! Thank you so much for everything you all made happen this weekend. The conference, the exhibition as well as Riga was really nice. “K.A.
“Just wanted to thank you for a great conference. It was a wonderful experience and I hope there will be possibilities to visit Riga and RIXc again in the future as I am really impressed by what you do.”E.D.
” Thanks for a wonderful symposium. The amount of work the Rixc team has put in is impressive and much appreciated.”T.K.
“Thank you very much for organising this conference.The talks were very inspiring and it was fine meeting all these great people.”A.M.
CO-FUNDED BY THE CREATIVE EUROPE PROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN UNION. INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CONTACT US
RIXC Center for New Media Culture (Latvia)
Lenču iela 2, Rīga, LV-1010, Latvia
Baltan Laboratories (The Netherlands)
Postbus 4042, 5604 EA Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (Norway)
PO box 4 St. Olavs plass, NO-0130 Oslo
Media Lab of Aalto University (Finland)
P.O.Box 16500, FI-00076 Aalto, Finland