Integrated is a biennial international conference organised by St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp (Karel de Grote University College), ARIA/UA- Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts (University of Antwerp) and the Royal Conservatoire (Artesis Plantijn University College Antwerp) in collaboration with deSingel international arts campus, FWO (The Research Foundation, Flanders) and Valiz Amsterdam.
The conference highlights the changing positions of designers, visual and performing artists, architects and scientists and examines how they can be the connecting actors in this restless and complex society. The conference aims to stimulate the development of new practices that, from political, social and environmental motives, create connections as a fundamental contribution to our society and the creative community. The diversified program with different formats has been compiled in part by means of an international Open Call.
Under the banner ‘Radical Imagination’, Integrated2019 is inviting leading international (performing) artists, designers, architects, scientists, politicians and activists who offer us a radically different view of the world and of our future. We are not talking about creative dreamers with some otherworldly idea, nor about ‘mainstream influencers’ who want to saddle us with the latest trends. What we are offering, rather, is a platform for original perspectives that speak to the collective imagination, panoramas that realign our image of art, technology and design, that readjust our understanding of the city, the country or society as a whole and that, as a result, make us restless and self-critical in the best possible manner.
Workshops are scheduled on Tuesday 5/11. The conference itself is scheduled for Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 November 2019.
Participation will be free for students of the conference organizers.