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Selected for the ELIA Biennale | Helsinki, Nov 2022

‘Speculative Storytelling with Living Materials’ by Sarah Lugthart and Hazal Ertürkan.

A Caradt researcher’s workshop proposal has been selected for the ELIA Biennalearrow. The workshop, ‘Speculative Storytelling with Living Materials’, was put forward by Hazal Ertürkan and Sarah Lugthart, Caradt researcher in the Situated Art and Design group. The conference will take place in Helsinki, Finland, from 23-26 November.

‘Speculative Storytelling with Living Materials’ builds on the work of the ‘Miraculous Futures’ workshop and the ‘Living Materials’ card deck that was developed in collaboration with Affect Lab.

It was one of 64 proposals that ELIA’s steering group and jury selected from a pool of 106 submissions. The selected proposals represent 24 countries. Several sessions in different formats will be held at the Biennale.

‘[…] ELIA Biennial 2022 seeks to create an open, exploratory space for all. A place where the unique complexities facing Higher Education in the arts today can be picked up, turned over and closely examined, to see what lies beneath. […]’

‘I’m interested in how we can implement situated learning within design education.’

Sarah Lugthart is a researcher within the research groups Situated Art and Design, and Biobased Art and Design. She is also Pathway Leader of the master’s programme Animation at the Master Institute of Visual Cultures.

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Research Group: Situated Art and Design

Living in cities developed around data and acting within the inscrutable structure of our techno-society demands art and design that can help understand how we relate to these rapidly changing surroundings and to reflect on that relationship. The research group Situated Art and Design responds to this exigency by fostering a situated turn in art and design through a diverse portfolio of interdisciplinary research projects in partnership with academic and cultural partners, as well as with government and industry.

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