In late summer 2022, AlternaA (Andra Pop-Jurj and Lena Geerts Danau), Hyeseon Jeong, and Seongmin Yuk visited Iceland. The creators of Monsters and Ghosts of the Far North and The Backpack of Wings: Modern Mythology met local artists and practitioners, visited the unique landscapes of the Arctic, and hosted two workshops at the Nordic House in Reykjavik.
In conversation with artist Eliana Otta, we spoke about her trip to the area of Pucallpa in Peru. There, she revisited the communities Unipacuyacu, Sinchi Rocha and Puerto Nuevo, screening the work in progress of Virtual Sanctuary of Fertilizing Mourning in order to integrate the communities’ feedback into the project.
At the Foundation for Contemporary Art in Accra, Ghana, artist Akwasi Bediako Afrane held his workshop TRONSFORMATION – Sustainability through hacking. There, he lead conversations about our relationship with consumer electronics, and connected participants to collectively build and exhibit their own TRONS.
How can we leverage the power of science, technology and the arts in a transdisciplinary and collaborative approach to help give coastal wetlands and their microbial worlds a warming, collective voice? We talk to Sonia Mehra Chawla and Miriam Walsh for more insights on The Rooted Sea: Halophytic Futures.
Scholars, artists, designers, and other
One of the partners of Driving the Human, acatech, the National Academy of Science and Engineering, is the voice of the technological sciences in Germany and abroad. Its board member, Prof. Dr. Martina Schraudner, discusses how Driving the Human overlaps with the institutions’ interests and activities.