Bright Collisions is TodaysArt’s international Summit dedicated to creativity and society, a meeting point with a cross sector focus aimed to promote transdisciplinary talent, ideas and opportunities.
Bright Collisions refers to a specific moment in time in which people from usually disconnected backgrounds come together out of either necessity or curiosity. The main idea of the Summit lies in its paradoxical title. These collisions, either directed especially for this Summit or displayed, can contribute to developing a greater understanding of, or initiating alternate perspectives on, a range of contemporary and urgent topics in society.
Some of the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners meet, discuss current developments and urgent issues, present challenging ideas and foster holistic approaches in several programs. The Summit features several programs staged in collaboration with many partners and networks, including ‘Sensory Experience’, ‘Ubiquitous Art and Sound’, ‘Failed Architecture’, ‘Tools for an Unknown Future’, ‘Moon-Mars Exploration through Arts, Science and Innovation’ (organized by the European Space Agency), ‘Expulsions’ and ‘TodaysArt Network’.
Creative experts, policy makers, technologists, entrepreneurs, artists, companies and researchers from various backgrounds will look at what creative solutions can contribute to society in a time when the forms, values and relations of technology, media and social structures are changing, intertwining and exerting forces on each other. Available knowledge is reconfigured to facilitate our interaction with the world of today and tomorrow. In order to create a cohesive view on these developments, the topics are approached from various scientific, social, historical, futuristic and artistic perspectives on both a practical as well as a theoretical level.