Isea 2022 - Possibles



May 2022


ISEA2022 Barcelona, the 27th International Symposium on Electronic Art, completes its programme with the inclusion of the Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau as an exhibition space, featuring an international display of digital art including works by Thierry Fournier, Monika Fleischmann and Wolfgang Strauss and a mapping which will pay tribute to Quebec, the host of the previous edition of the symposium. The arrival in Barcelona of DïaloG, the large-scale participatory installation by Refik Anadol and Maurice Benayoun, completes an edition of the symposium in which the programme opens up to the public.

These links with the local community take the form of around fifty activities programmed in partnership with visual arts institutions, design schools, museums, art centres, secondary schools and scientific and technological institutions. And rounding things off, from 10:30 p.m. onwards on the night of 15 June, ISEA2022 Barcelona will be offering a drone show by Flock Drone Art Barcelona, open to the public at Barcelona’s Somorrostro beach. Combining technology, lights and electronic music, a series of synchronized drones will provide an aerial show featuring unique shapes and figures for the first time in the city of Barcelona.

May 2022

Call for Volunteers / Registrer

We are looking for student volunteers interested in the fields of art, science, technology and design. For us, student volunteers play a crucial role in ensuring the success of ISEA2022 Barcelona and, by volunteering, students will have the opportunity to attend this international event, meet other people with their same interests and exchange ideas.

Who can be a student volunteer?

To be a student volunteer you must be currently enrolled as a student at any university. We are more than happy to accept undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students.
You need to have a good level of English (recommended C1).

How can I become a student volunteer?

To apply as a student volunteer to ISEA2022 Barcelona, you must complete this form before May 23rd After fulfilling the form, the local committe will inform of the acceptance or rejection of your application by May 25th.

What does it mean to be a student volunteer?

Being a student volunteer involves the following commitments:

  • 20 hours of dedication as a volunteer during the ISEA2022 Barcelona (half-day shifts, from 9h to 14h and from 14h to 19h)
  • Arrive on time
  • Attend the initial orientation meeting

What do you get in return?

A full accreditation to attend ISEA2022 Barcelona.

April 2022

ISEA2022 Barcelona invites participants to join the growing debate on what is possible in today’s world, not only by exploring the future we need to build, but also by opening the doors to the past and the present through four sub-themes. The first, “Human and Non-Human”, delves into our relationship with machines and animals; the second, “Natures and Worlds”, explores climate change and the viability of living off-world; the third, “Futures and Heritages”, considers the role of history and data excess; and the last, “Educations and Societies”, raises challenges such as how to embrace art as a part of scientific and technical knowledge.The ISEA Conference, the more academic part of the event, will include keynotes, panels, institutional presentations, artist talks, performances, screenings and workshops honing in on the intersections between art, science, technology and society. The programme items were selected by a committee of more than 200 experts from around the world after reviewing the 1,000 entries received through the public call for proposals.

June 2021

Biennal Ciutat i Ciència 2021

The Biennial’s activities focus on the limits of the planet, society, and science itself; they look at the consequences of going beyond these limits and the effects on individuals, humanity and the environment. Disciplines such as bioengineering or regenerative medicine, and questions at the frontiers of current science have direct effects on these limits and will be key topics at the Biennial.

Other related activities

Blending art, science and technology: beyond the disciplinary limits? New contexts and formats for dissemination in art, science, technology and society

September 2021

The UOC will be holding ISEA2022 Barcelona, the 27th International Symposium on Electronic Arts, from 10 to 16 June 2022 in Barcelona under the theme of “Possibles”. Collaborating in the event are the Barcelona Centre of Contemporary Culture (CCCB), the Santa Mònica, the New Art Foundation, the new art, science and technology hub Hac Te, the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA), Barcelona City Council (through Science and Universities and the Institute of Culture) and the Catalan Ministry of Culture. ISEA is one of the longest-running annual events internationally, serving as a meeting point to explore the direct intersection between art, design, science, technology and society. Globe-trotting around the world to cities such as Montreal, Durban, Manizales, Hong Kong and Sydney, ISEA has allowed artists, scientists, technologists and theorists to share their research and latest prototypes, technological breakthroughs and artistic works linked to science and technology.  After more than 10 years away from Europe, ISEA2022 will land in Barcelona this summer thanks to the involvement of an enthusiastic local and international community. The event will strengthen Barcelona’s position as a leader in research, scientific production, knowledge creation and cultural creativity, both at home and abroad, having recently regained its status as the cultural and scientific capital of Spain.

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