The Future of Art & Science Collaborations was a series of lectures by eminent international researchers and practitioners in the field where art and science interact. 

The first lectures series was held in October 2013, when the presentations took place at institutions that position themselves in the midst of the development of art & science interactions in Leiden, The Hague and Amsterdam. A second series started in 2014. The programme also included the exhibition 'The Romantic Disease' by Anna Dumitriu, held at Waag.

Living tissues and living issues

'Living tissues and living issues' was a second series in February 2014 of three evenings that looked at how technology shapes new relations between organisms and in turn how technology is shaped by those organisms. From an artistic, academic and sociopolitical perspective we looked at issues of hybridity, performativity and food as these seemingly unrelated topics have a very strong influence on how we perceive the Other and each other in modern society.

All lectures are available on the video channel (see under Links below).

The Future of Art and Science Collaborations was a collaboration between Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends, Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science, Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Royal Academy of Visual Arts The Hague, The Arts and Genomics Center, Waag and the Lorentz Centre.

Project duration

7 Oct 2013 - 1 Jul 2015



  • Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie
  • Mondriaan Fonds


  • Stichting Toekomstbeeld der Techniek

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