STARTS stands for Science, Technology, and Arts and is an initiative of the European Commission to promote cooperation between science, technology, and the arts. Part of the STARTS Initiative is the prestigious STARTS Prize, which is awarded annually by Ars Electronica from Linz, BOZAR and Waag Society.

In 2019, the STARTS Prize in the “Innovative Collaboration” category goes to the innovation office “300.000 Km/s” in Barcelona, which has developed and successfully implemented a ground-breaking model of sustainable urban planning. Bjørn Karmann and Tore Knudsen were awarded the STARTS PRIZE in the category “Artistic Exploration” for “Project Alias,” an intelligent parasite that forces smart home systems to respect our privacy.

The Honorary Mentions 2019 go to Kate Crawford (AI Now Institute) and Vladan Joler (SHARE Lab) for “Anatomy of an AI System”, Thydêwá for “Arte Eletrônica Indígena”, Sabine Engelhardt for “SLAP – See Like A Pony”, Eduardo Reck Miranda for “Biocomputer Rhythms”, Fernando Bello, ICCESS & Salomé Bazin, Cellule studio for “SimCath”, Forensic Architecture for “The Murder of Pavlos Fyssas”, BCL (Georg Tremmel & Shiho Fukuhara) for “BLP-2000 / Black List Printer“ and Jen Keane for “This is grown.”

In total, the STARTS Prize counted 2278 entries from 88 countries.


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  • Your opinion matters!

    As a partner institution of the ASEM Cultural Festival (2018 & 2019), BOZAR is pleased to share this survey presented by the co-organisers of the Festival (the European Union and the Asia-Europe Foundation). The survey is designed to better understand your interest in online artistic events, your motivations and your thoughts on cultural activities in the post-Covid-19 world. We invite you to take a look at the online questionnaire and answer it before 12 June, it only takes a few minutes. Thank you in advance for your participation!

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    The three federal cultural institutions are boosting their collaboration

    In response to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Belgian National Orchestra, BOZAR and La Monnaie have decided to step up their cooperation, which began four years ago. Their shared objective is to optimise the use of resources, to continue to offer a high-quality artistic programme, and to strengthen relationships. The three institutions are also working on a joint approach to implement the health measures put in place by the government. The top priority for all three institutions is to ensure the well-being and comfort of their audiences and staff.

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  • Casse-croûte: bring the culinary BOZAR RESTAURANT experience into your home

    When confronted with the COVID-19 crisis, prize winning chef Karen Torosyan wasted no time in adapting to the new reality and launched his new culinary service, Casse-croûte, on March 24.  Now that the restaurant experience is not an option, he decided to bring that experience into your home and your kitchen. You will receive all the heating instructions you need to serve the different dishes. That way, even from a distance, the chef will guide you towards the essence of his cooking. Through an extensive assortment of choice dishes, chef Karen Torosyan will still provide you with a curated culinary experience.

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