Schering Stiftung


Miguel Che Parreira Soares

Miguel Che Parreira Soares
Photo: Institut Kunst Basel

Seminar: New Forms of Understanding Theory

The Next Society

Miguel Che Parreira Soares
Photo: Institut Kunst Basel

Seminar: New Forms of Understanding Theory

The Next Society


December 10 – December 11, 2015


Institut Kunst Basel
Freilager-Platz 1
4023 Basel

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What our lives and our society will look like in the future is a question that preoccupies both science and art. “The Next Society” is therefore the title of a professorship dedicated to the sciences at the Institut Kunst (Art Institute) in Basel. Appointees will be visiting scholars from a variety of disciplines who will present their work and collaborate with the art students on selected topics. A seminar entitled “New Forms of Understanding Theory,” moderated by the director of the Institut Kunst, Chus Martinez, will take place on December 10-11, 2015.

“The Next Society” Professorship

The professorship aims to rethink the society of the future – beyond the ideas traditionally provided by art history and art theory. By linking different ideas about research and a new understanding of form, development and cause in the sciences and arts, it wants to break down the functional division of the disciplines. The program strives to bring art closer to scientific topics and ideas and wants to build an ongoing relationship between the arts and the sciences. After all, the scientific debates on emotions and the brain, the role of genetics in human memory, the origins of the cosmos do not just concern scientists, but also artists. To achieve the program objectives and to intensify the dialogue between science and art, the professorship will be accompanied by seminars, days-with-a-scientist, days of science, and a public lecture series.

The Schering Stiftung supports “The Next Society” professorship, since it is convinced that the boundaries and barriers between the disciplines hamper both artistic and scientific research. It is only through curiosity and an openness beyond one’s own discipline that something new can emerge. “The Next Society” helps create new forms of communication and teaching that have the potential of serving as a model for other art academies.

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