ARS ELECTRONICA GARDEN PORTO BY FNDMT
Welcome to Porto, the city of makers, where high-tech meets traditional craftsman(and women)ship! Get to know our city and meet our makers. Let’s talk about “made in EU”, AI and ethics, material science for space travel, and more. Be the first to read “The State of Presence”, the newest report from our partner, ThePowerHouse. They interviewed technologists, artists, and entrepreneurs to better understand the state of innovation, and the result will be launched during the Garden Porto by FNDMT.
Meet the makers.
Welcome to the city of makers
Please feel welcome to the city of makers, Porto, Portugal. For centuries, this region has been known for connecting the highest technologies with the ancient techniques of craftsmanship. Inspired by this tradition, we decided to bring Ars Electronica to Portugal and host the Porto Garden by FNDMT. In our edition, we will show you around our beautiful city and introduce you to our makers and shakers from Norte Portugal and the region.
To start, we have partnered with ThePowerHouse, who will release their new future report exclusively to the audience of Ars Electronica. In the last months, they have interviewed technologists, artists, and innovative entrepreneurs to learn more about our ‘new state of presence’ as well as ask the question – what’s next? During the Ars Electronica Garden Porto by FNDMT, you’ll meet all the contributors for an online FAQ session.
In the second part of the program, we are bringing Porto closer to you. Artists, artisans, makers, creators, and technologists will give you insight into their work and creative spaces. Watch out for our ‘Meet the Makers’ series where you can find out more about how we in Porto use technology in our artwork. The video has been kindly sponsored by ScaleUp Porto.
In the third part of our program, we’re asking the big questions and sharing the big stories in a series of roundtables with international and Porto-based leaders to discuss topics such as materials in space, social impact and ethics in AI, and sustainability and technology from inside the factory.
Our artists. Our community.
- The State of Presence: How to find Opportunity in Chaos- Contributor’s Roundtable & FAQ.
- The State of Presence Report
- The Philosopher’s Roundtable: Social Impact and Ethics in AI
- Meet the Makers Video
- Materials in Space Roundtable: innovation meets tradition in flexible and smart solutions for space travel
- Porto: Welcome to the city of makers, your place for creative enterprises.
Garden Porto Program
Wednesday, 9th of September, 11:00 – 12:00 – BST UTC+1 The State of Presence (How to find Opportunity in Chaos) – Contributor’s Roundtable & FAQ
Wednesday, 9th of September, 12:00 – 12:15 – BST UTC+1 The State of Presence Report Official Launch
Thursday, 10th of September, 11:00 – 12:00 – BST UTC+1 Meet the Makers Video
Friday, 11th of September, 11:00 – 12:00 – BST UTC+1 – Materials in Space Roundtable: Innovation meets tradition in flexible and smart solutions for space travel
Saturday, 12th of September, 11:00 – 12:00 – BST UTC+1 The Philosopher’s Roundtable: Social Impact and Ethics in AI
Sunday, 13 th of September, 11:00 – 12:00 – BST UTC+1 Porto: Welcome to the city of makers, your place for creative enterprises.
Roundtable The State of Presence: How to find Opportunity in Chaos
The Philosopher’s Roundtable: Social Impact and Ethics in AI
Materials in Space: Innovation meets tradition in flexible and smart solutions for space travel
Project Credits/ Acknowledgements
Concept and production: Lisa Lang, Joana Lacerda and Livia Pinent, FNDMT
This project is supported by Porto.
Tiles by Mano a Mano Design Studio.
Program by Kate Kilpatrick-Galbraith
All the pictures in the Photo Gallery were kindly provided by the partner artists.