Introducing an Art-based and Future Research Ecosystem

Dec 1, 2022 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern

FREE for a2ru members/ $20 for non-members/ $10 for non-member students

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A2RU welcomes French artist and futurist Raphaële Bidault-Waddington to present her expanded art and future research ecosystem. Building on the heritage of conceptual art, her initial statement in 2000 was to consider art as a vast laboratory to explore, question and open critical perspectives on the world, and as a way to produce knowledge, eventually disrupting conventions, borders or disciplines.   Exhibited and published, her image laboratory addresses topics ranging from aesthetic speculation and value(s) creation to cities, metaverses and future world-building, from the digital transition to the post-truth paradigm.

Her idea laboratory (renamed LIID Future Lab in 2016), also occasionally published or exhibited, experiments collaborations with organizations at the frontier of art with knowledge, economy, critical design, urban design, innovation and future studies.  From 2008 to 2017, her R&D lab on the future Greater Paris metropolis, hosted at ACTE Institute (Arts Research), Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne University, was laureate of several selective academic research and pedagogic innovation programs. Her latest R&D future lab Toward Alien Cosmologies focuses on post-human and post-colonial futures, the Anthropocene and the related anthropological and epistemological reset.

About the Speaker

Raphaële Bidault-Waddington is an artist-researcher, author and futurist based in Paris and working internationally. Since 2000 she has cultivated an art-based research ecosystem organized in “labs” exploring the borders of art, contemporary world transformations, and hypothetical futures.

Her work has been exhibited in galleries such as Apex Art, in New York, Over Gaden Art Center in Copenhagen, gallery Forde in Geneva, and Colette and La Villette in Paris, and published in art and theory reviews such as Marges (Paris St Denis University), Pylone in Brussels, Les Cahiers Européens de l’Imaginaires in Paris and Susch Muzeum Magazine in Switzerland. Via LIID Future Lab, she has experimented collaborations with universities (e.g., CNRS, Aalto University Helsinki, Parsons School, Science-Po Paris, Lausanne University, IHEST, etc.), urban projects (Copenhagen, Montevideo, Shanghai, Tehran, etc.), cultural places (e.g., Atelier LUMA Arles, Geneva Museum of Art and History) and companies (e.g., Peclers Paris, Bouygue Real Estate, Chanel).

She is a member of international research networks on knowledge economy and futures studies.

All her exhibitions, publications, conferences and collaborations can be viewed on www.rbidaultwaddington.net