Vision

Symbio(s)cene is a non-profit initiative, supporting arts and sciences collaboration with the vision to contribute to shaping sustainable future scenarios and new mindsets that think beyond the Anthropocene, foster a symbiotic attitude and nurture mutual…

Approach

The proposed transdisciplinary and holistic approach reunites the distinct cultures of arts and sciences once more, after a clear separation since the nineteenth century. Despite their different knowledge cultures, art and science have always been very closely…

Activities

The initiative consists of three core elements: Research and development (transdisciplinary student research projects), knowledge transfer (expert panel discourse and symposia), and engagement of the general public (exhibitions and communication)…


The Symbio(s)cene Repository - A source of information and inspiration

Here, we post short contributions pointing to related work in arts and sciences, summaries of our own activities and essays written by ourselves and guests. Each post is tagged, and clicking on a tag will guide you to related posts

Bioeconomy

Bioeconomy means using renewable biological resources to produce food, materials and energy. Bioeconomy includes the vision…

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Virtual World Biodiversity Forum 2021

2021 is the “Ye­ar of Im­pact”. “COP26 of UNFCCC, COP15 of CBD and COP15 of UNCCD are con­ve­ning; par­ties are…

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Nature Appreciation

Experiencing nature is something special. Talking a walk does not only provide one with a good portion of fresh air, it…

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Eyes as Big as Plates – Volume 2

Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth have created a new book. Eyes as Big as Plates is a remarkable and ongoing art project by…

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ART AUREA & Material Awareness

Material Awareness – the mindful dialogue between man and material – is the guiding theme of the latest issue of the…

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Competition: Post-Covid Cities

Question: How do we design post-COVID-19 cities that enrich nature? A competition by Pandemic Response CoLab.  …

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NESTA TALK: Ann Pettifor

Why Radical Change is Required to Address the Climate Crisis. Nesta, the renowned innovation foundation, based in the UK,…

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Arts & Sciences Collaboration

Technical University Munich meets Macromedia University Munich. The first interdisciplinary research and development…

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Dennis Meadows – Limits To Growth

The scientist Dennis Meadows and an international team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, began a…

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Architecture & The Common Good

What can Architecture contribute to the common good? Architecture and its transformative and social value is the topic…

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The Conservation Revolution

Radical ideas for saving nature beyond the Anthropocene “Conservation needs a revolution. This is the only way it can…

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World Hope Forum

The World Hope Forum – founded by Lidewij Edelkoort, one of the world’s most respected cultural forecasters and Philip…

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From the Anthropocene to a “Symbiocene”

Anthropocene, the ‘age of humans’ – this is the name experts suggest for calling the current geological epoch (Crutzen &…

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The Biodiversity Crisis

The crisis – and how it can be solved. We are currently experiencing the biggest global mass extinction event since the…

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The Natural Room – Exhibition

A future-minded exhibition that rethinks our interior spaces. The exhbition envisions how we might live in the future and…

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Good Life, People and Nature

The concept of ‘good life’ has strong roots in Western philosophy. According to Aristotle, leading a meaningful, fulfilled…

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Embodied Sensemaking

Physical stimuli as agents for knowledge creation and knowledge transfer. Scholars in philosophy of Cognitive Science have…

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Visions for Transition

Visions for Transition is the first major online conference of its kind, bringing together more than 20 renowned scientiest…

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Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake

How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures Merlin Sheldrake’s book Entangled Life has received…

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Fungi Futures

Movements in Mycelium – From plastic waste eating solutions to growing structure potentials. The live streamed talk – hosted…

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Cambio – Ecology and Design

A re-evaluation of our relationship to trees from a design perspective. Cambio is an impressive exhibition and ongoing…

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Seeding Sustainable Futures

The power of embodied metaphors. Seeding Sustainable Futures – a project by Culturesphere conceived to communicate the…

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Life of Plants by Emanuele Coccia

A philiosophical perspective on plants. Emanuele Coccia, Associate Professor in the History of Philosophy at the EHESS in…

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