Art & Tech for Urban Resilience

STARTS @ ARS-E Festival 2020September 9 20205:30 p.m. - 7:25 p.m.

The concept of the ultra-technological and connected “smart city” has given way, in the light of climate change and health crisis, to that of the search for a resilient and sustainable city, enhancing accessibility, social inclusion, and citizen wellbeing. What place should be given to the dialogue between art, science and technology in this transition process? How can artists help to create new collective imaginaries, spaces for reflection and criticism for the future of our cities? All these questions and many more will be discussed during this STARTS Talk.


Marie Albert – Head of EU projects, French Tech Grande Provence
Paul Dujardin – CEO and Artistic Director BOZAR

Introductive keynote

Francesca Bria – Advisor on digital strategy, technology and information policy, President of the Italian National Innovation Fund, Honorary Professor in the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose at UCL London, and Senior Advisor and Ambassador to the United Nation (UN-Habitat) on digital cities and digital rights.

Panel Discussion

  1. Mar Santamaria Varas and Pablo Martinez Diez (ES) – STARTS Project Ciutat Vella’s Land-use Plan
  2. Joachim Pflieger (FR) – General Manager at Fiminco Fondation (hosting a STARTS exhibition in September 2020)
  3. Prof. Vittorio Loreto (IT) – Director at Sony CSL Paris
  4. Stéphanie Lepczynski (BE) – Government of Brussels Capital Region, Political Counselor, Scientific Research and Innovation at Barbara Trachte State Secretary Cabinet.

Moderated by Anastasios Tellios (GR)