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S+T+ARTS – Repairing the Present Artist Residencies

The CCCB, Sónar and UPC hosted two artist residencies focusing on the value of sound as a tool for scientific discovery and the exploration of the urban microbiome as a key to engineering more sustainable cities. These two residencies are part of the European initiative regional S+T+ARTS centers – Repairing the Present.

The CCCB, Sónar and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), set up two residencies bringing together artists and local experts who worked on new ideas for more sustainable cities, jointly with an educational and mediation program consisting of hands-on workshops and citizen science activities. 

Launched by the European Commission, the S+T+ARTS – Repairing the Present initiative aims to foster imaginative thinking by creating spaces of dialogue between Science, Technology, and the Arts. From June 2021 to December 2022, 12 Regional S+T+ARTS Centers from 11 different countries came together to explore the possibility of Repairing the Present through resource, urban, ICT & art-powered transformations at a regional level.⁠

The consortium partners – Snowball (BE), MAXXI Museum (IT), Art Hub Copenhagen (DK), STATE Festival (DE), Onassis Foundation (EL), In4Art (NL), MEET (IT), CCCB (ES), Ars Electronica (AT), Sony - CSL (FR), Kersnikova (SI), CYENS Centre of Excellence (CY) – put together a programme made up of expert meetings, more than 40 educational events, 21 residencies and exhibitions and prototyping parks.

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