woensdag, 15 februari, 2023 tot en met zaterdag, 18 februari, 2023 - 10:00 tot 16:00
VUB Main Campus Etterbeek
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Elsene
PILAR House for Art & Science
25-175 €
A Self-Organising Symposium on Self-Organisation

To be true to the self-organisation and emergence of goal-directedness as thematised in the symposium, we obstain from from predicting all the processes or the end goal. The objectif is to create a self-organizing symposium where the final goals are determined through the interactions at the time. 

Room for uncertainty

The ArtScience Symposium wants to let go of any preconceptions of what is success or failure. It is meant to be an event where uncertainty is allowed to enter, This way the self-organising symposium will become a shared research object, a unique immersive environment and experiment, as well as a strange loop in which topic and method merge and multiply.

To feed the symposium, we will tap into the enormous resources of experience which the participants collectively have, drawing upon scientific expertise, mathematical modelling, algorithmic theatre, musical composition, choreography, collective thinking, the global brain and noosphere research, collective mindfulness practices, play, ritual and mythological research, and much more besides. 

Play as guiding principle

Play - physically, intellectually, creatively - will be the guiding principle: everybody will be free to play and propose ideas while nobody is obliged to collaborate or participate. The principle is to find out how people and ideas will come together during the symposium, that will self-organise according to the interests, abilities and expectations of everybody involved. 

Location and application 
  • What? Systems At Play, A Self-Organising Sympoisum On Self-Organisation
  • Where? PILAR House for Art & Science, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Building Y), Triomflaan, (VUB Entrance 6), 1050 Brussels.
  • When? From 15 to 18 February 2023
  • Information, participation and calls: see here.