16 October - 9 November 2023 - Antwerp

The Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts (ARIA) starts the academic year 2023-2024 with a month full of lectures, debates, performances, exhibitions, workshops and open classes on research in the arts. This research on the intersection of science and fiction highlights the importance of imagination, intuition, aesthetics and design for science and society. Research in the arts lays the foundation for a 'sensitive science' that seeks solutions for current ecological, technological, cultural and social problems through critical pedagogy, ecopoetics, radical hospitality, cooking and digital sound sculptures. Art is much more than entertainment and culture is much more than a leisure activity. Artists make substantial contributions to our ecosystem and our ways of living together. In the month leading up to research in the arts, ARIA puts the potential of research in the arts in the spotlight for both specialists and the general public.