iMAL is a space for artistic practices around the creative and critical use of new technologies. iMAL connects a community of artists, thinkers, makers and citizens from Belgium and abroad and offers a completely renewed infrastructure to support a program focussing on research, production and presentation.
By following artistic practice in all its phases and facets, iMAL is directly connected to the latest artistic practices, social trends and technological developments. As a workshop, laboratory and presentation platform at the intersection of art, technology, science and society, it occupies a unique position by connecting contemporary art production with other sectors - locally, nationally and internationally.
iMAL wants to formulate a solid response to a rapidly evolving digital society. The center will therefore not only provide space for (inter)national art practices that use, challenge and question innovative processes but will also be a place where technological developments and creativity are reflected and shared with a broader community. iMAL strives to create a program that contextualizes these developments and inspires and encourages citizens to actively participate in the latest digital cultures, as well as empower them to be critical of the challenges associated with the digital revolution.
iMAL uses its unique position as a platform to connect other artists' initiatives, workshops and festivals with a focus on art, science and technology and sees it as its mission to translate these activities into a visible and audience-friendly way, building a bridge between the professional field and a broader public.
ABOUT THE RESIDENCY AT IMAL
The EMAP residency will follow at least one of the 3 following scopes which correspond to our urbanlab program and which will start in parallel by the end of 2022 at iMAL:
- Natural environments & ecology: is inter-species and city co-habitation (really) possible?
- Urban planning, smart cities and architecture of tomorrow seen and designed by and for citizens
- New democracy(ies) and contemporary society.
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