A round table discussion on art and science in the pandemic launches Hac Te hub

Nine institutions in Barcelona came together last December to create an Art, Science and Technology hub in the city, Hac Te. The first event has taken place, just a few months after the launch of Hac Te: a performance and round table discussion in hybrid format entitled 'Art and science during the pandemic', on 27 April

Apr 28, 2021

A round table discussion on art and science in the pandemic has launched Art, Science and Technology hub, Hac Te on 27 April. The participants in the round table discussion 'Art and science during the pandemic' were Erich Berger, the director of Bioart Society, and Laura Benítez, course instructor at the UOC. The discussion was chaired by Pau Alsina, a member of the UOC's Faculty of Arts and Humanities. The institutional welcome was given by Lluís Nacenta, the director of Hangar. In addition, the digital artist Mayra Citlalli Rojo gave a performance from Mexico. The event will begin at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast live on the UOC's YouTube channel.

This event is the first in a series of lectures on art and science during the pandemic which will take place throughout the year. These talks will foster a dialogue between combined creative processes and collaborations in the field of art and science. Each of these lectures will feature one specialist speaker with links to the world of science or technology, and another associated with the art world.

Explore and develop intersections between art, science and technology to boost the digital transformation of society: this is the aim of Hac Te (Art, Science and Technology Hub), promoted by nine institutions to make Barcelona a global centre for research, training, dissemination, transfer and production in this field. The institutions behind this cross-disciplinary initiative are the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC), Fira de Barcelona, the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), the Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC), Barcelona Tech City, Hangar, the New Art Foundation, and the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), with support from Barcelona City Council, the Government of Catalonia and the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce.