This seminar investigates the current state of affairs of trans- and interdisciplinary collaborations between the arts, sciences, design and technology, and their effects on the innovation landscape and our social environment. The internationally acknowledged group of speakers from different settings brings forward their specific interest in research and development from other disciplines. With case studies they illustrate successful approaches and experienced obstacles. In the plenary session, lead by Bert van Meggelen (NL), director of Bureau Maatwerk, the basic conditions for new types of trans disciplinary innovation are among the topics of debate and how these can be fostered and supported in an urban environment such as Rotterdam. The seminar will close down with a drink for socializing and networking.
Mark van Doorn (NL), ambient intelligence researcher for Philips
Anne Nigten (NL), manager at V2_Lab and initiator of the Patchingzone
Sally Jane Norman, (UK), cultural historian and theorist, Director, Culture Lab, Newcastle University
Rob van Kranenburg (NL), program manager for Virtueel Platform, lecturer and consultant
Organized by the Economic Development Board Rotterdam, Kennisalliantie Zuid-Holland and V2_.