TodaysArt 2012 Symposium: Bright Collisions
Location: Royal Academy of Art – Auditorium, The Hague, NL
Dates: 20 – 22 September
Admission: Free – register below.






As part of the 8th edition of the TodaysArt Festival, the three-day symposium entitled ‘Bright Collisions’ will take place at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. During the symposium, the audience, artists and professionals from various backgrounds will discuss a range of contemporary and urgent topics in which art, technology and society meet and exert forces on each other.

The participants will look at what art can contribute to society in a time when the forms, values and relations of creative and technological media are being reinterpreted. In order to create a cohesive view on these developments, the subjects will be approached from various scientific, social, historical and artistic perspectives, on both a practical as well as a theoretical level. With the symposium we touch upon a series of topics that will give us space for discussion and information exchange.

The Symposium is organized by TodaysArt in cooperation with the International Cities of Advanced Sound and related arts (ICAS) network, the Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends (STT) and the Royal Academy of Art The Hague. The realization of the Symposium has been made possible by the support of the EU Culture Programme, the DOEN Foundation, the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Zuid-Holland, Witteveen+Bos and Fonds1818.

Thursday 20/09: Ubiquitous Art and Sound
Friday 21/09: Art / Technology / Industry: Future Collaborations
Saturday 22/09: Social Architecture
Saturday 22/09: Mediations of Sensation: Displace

Practical Information:
The doors open everyday at 09:30 am and the program starts at 10:00 (find the timetables for the Symposium topics on the following pages). It might occur that there are some last minute changes and/or additions to the Symposium program. Please check our website in advance for the most up-to-date information.

The Royal Academy of Art (main entrance: Prinsessegracht 4 / entrance auditorium: Bleijenburg 38) is located within walking distance to The Hague Central Station and the festival venues on and around the Spuiplein.