La Biennale Summer School and the V&A join forces this summer

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This summer the link between London an Italy will be stronger than ever. In fact, from 9 to 17 July 2016 La Biennale Summer School, jointly organised by La Biennale di Venezia, University of Applied Arts Vienna and the Victoria and Albert Museum London, will take place in Venice.

“Cognitive adventures in the digital age – The Future Of Creation and Preservation”, this is the title of the first edition of La Biennale Summer School.

This first edition will focus on several challenges related both to technology and art.
For instance, will technologies based on digitalization, robotics, artificial intelligence, biotechnology and quantum mechanics create a paradigm shift not only  in a cultural creation and preservation but also in perceptions of art, design and architecture?
What opportunities will arise for the presentation and preservation of cultural heritage using emerging technologies?
Guided by artists and theorists from different fields, participants will experience a week full of cognitive adventures and will undertake intellectual, physical and digital experiments.
This first edition is clearly linked to ‘A World of Fragile Parts’, the exhibition organized by La Biennale di Venezia and the Victoria and Albert Museum, that explores the threats facing the preservation of global heritage sites and how the production of copies can aid in the preservation of cultural artifacts.
On Saturday 9  Paolo Baratta, President of La Biennale di Venezia, Martin Roth, Director of V&A London, and Gerald Bast, ‎President of University of Applied Arts in Vienna, will launch this first edition.
Participation fee costs € 1,500 and up to 35 participants will be selected for this first edition. Applicants will have to send their CV, along with an application letter and their portfolio by 30 May 2016.

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