‘Art & Science Talk : Colliding Epistemes’

5 May'22
- 17:00

Shifting grounds of art-science collaborations in the age of a planetary crisis

On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition Colliding Epistemes. Science for Art’s sake? at Bozar, an Art & Science Talk is taking place in Rotonde Bertouille. As the social and economic edifice of industrial modernity shivers under the strain of climate breakdown, the knowledge systems of the Anthropocene are also beginning to unravel. This panel explores the shifting grounds of art-science collaborations in the age of a planetary crisis. How and why are boundaries blurred? Could art & science friction be more productive than consensus, in the transdisciplinary pursuit of responses to terrestrial urgencies?


With: Chus Martinez (Head of the Institute of Art Gender Nature of the FHNW Academy of Arts and Design in Basel, Switzerland, ES), Kat Austen (artist, DE), Markos K. Digenis (marine biologist, GR), moderated by Maja & Reuben Fowkes (curators, UK)




  • Keynote by Chus Martinez. The Cultural Reforestation of Europe. Or how the world is transitioning to a stage of merged epistemologies and animated science.
  • Panel discussion with Kat Austen (Studiotopia artist in residency), and Markos K. Digenis (Studiotopia scientist in residency), moderated by Maja & Reuben Fowkes, curators of the exhibition.


Practical information


Bertouille Rotunda

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 Brussels

Language: English

Free upon registration 

The talk will be followed by the Opening of the 'Colliding Epistemes' exhibition. Please register if you wish to attend the opening.