About the festival
How can science, technology and the arts help us to imagine, explore and prototype responses to the urban challenges of post-pandemic society?
What opportunities can arise from collaboration between scientists, engineers and creatives? And what’s their impact on society?
STARTS Urban Fest explores perspectives, visions and collaboration frameworks from all over the world.
Sign up to learn, debate and be inspired by over 50 international speakers working in policy making, urbanism, design, social innovation, science, contemporary arts and much more.
Will we be able to draw the line between physical and digital?
How will communities thrive after social distancing and the hegemony of the digital?
Can creativity inspire innovative ways of collaborating towards the ecological transition?
INTERACTIVE DANCE PERFORMANCE
Strings in the City by Unwired Dance Theatre
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Through connected wearables placed on each arm and leg, the dancer reacts to the collective actions of an online audience.
Professor and Co-Founder "Blast Theory"
Co-Founder and Council Member, Progressive International
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) expert and technology strategist.
Founder and Creative Director, Torino Stratosferica.
Architect, Researcher, Curator. Artistic Director Triennale di Milano.
Director, Arts at CERN.
Corporate Communication Director, Lavazza Group
Creative Director Body > Data > Space collective.
Research & Innovation Manager, CELI - H-FARM Innovation
President of Italian Innovation Fund, UN Advisor and S+T+ARTS Ambassador
Professor, Politecnico di Milano - Torino Social Impact
Associate Professor at Politecnico di Torino
Lead Designer, Partecipedia
Steering Committee Member, Fondazione CRT, Associate Professor, University of Torino
Co-founder & Co-director, SokoTech.
Founder & Artistic Director, Viadellafucina16 Condominio-Museo
Senior Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research & Research Professor at USC Annenberg
Dance artist, Designer and Creative Technologist
Carlo De Marchis
Group Chief Evangelist, Deltatre
Director and founder, Fab City Initiative
Linda Di Pietro
Chief Cultural Officer, BASE Milano
Marta Di Vincenzo
Education Curator, ARTECO
Juan Carlos De Martin
Founder and Director of Nexa Center of Internet and Society.
Josè Luis De Vicente
Cultural Researcher, Head Curator of Sónar +D
Senior Expert, European Commission.
Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico, HER: She Loves Data Research Centre.
Policy Adviser, Digital Rights, City of Amsterdam
Senior Expert, DEMOS Helsinki.
Data Scientist, Deltatre
Founder of Reverb Srls and Effetto Larsen.
Secretary General, Fondazione CRT, CEO OGR Torino.
Director of European Cooperation, Organization and Finance, Ars Electronica.
Director, Sony Science Computer Labs Paris.
Group Head of Innovation, Deltatre
Presidente, Consulta di Torino
Maria Grazia Mattei
Founder and President of MEET, Digital Culture Center
Professor, University College London and Former CEO, Nesta
Gregorio De Luca Comandini, Mauro Pace, Saverio Villirillo, NONE collective
Senior Research Scientist, ISI Foundation
Assistant Curator, ARTECO
OGR Tech Coordinator
Director at MIT Senseable City Lab.
Founder & CTO at Dyne.org
Culture Goal, Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo
Vice President, Emilia Romagna Regional Council
Project manager, STARTS Prize, Ars Electronica
Founder of Waag.
Studio Above & Below
Perry-James Sudgen and Daria Jelonek, Studio Above and Below
Councillor of the City of Milan.
Artist, Future FLora and Alma Project.
Project Manager, European Cultural Foundation
Mar Santamaria Varas and Pablo Martinez Díez, 300.000 Km/s