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Announcement: ASN@CHIC

ASN/ASSF is proud to be one of partners of the CHIC Consortium.
awarded by the research grant in the frame of EU Program Horizon 2020 NMBP, BIOTEC (Research and Innovation Action).

Chicory as a multipurpose crop for dietary fibre and medicinal terpenes (CHIC).

CHIC is highly interdisciplinary and focussed on interaction with stakeholders. It will evaluate the technological performance of a range of different New Plant Breeding Techniques (NPBTs), the safety, environmental, regulatory, socio-economic and broader societal issues associated to them and will ensure responsible innovation and raising public awareness by involving stakeholders and considering their needs and concerns in all phases of the project.

ASN/ASSF will contribute to the CHIC project with an innovative communication strategy through Art & Science synergy giving artists and cultural animators a rare opportunity to work at the forefront of science and innovation.
The planned art & science program, including two artistic residencies at research institutes, aim to link up scientific aspects and ideas with approaches used in digital art, fostering interdisciplinary work towards intercultural and inter-milieus exchange.

Within the framework of CHIC art & science program, ASN will offer to highly motivated
an opportunity for interesting duties and challenges.

Please check our opportunities page

Past Events

on 24-30 June 2017, Gitschiner Str. 97, 10969 Berlin


ASN@Transmediale2017 &  ASN@DPMA 

28.01 -03.02.2017


official partner event of


The new landscape of dynamic, post-digital reality raises questions regarding the coordinates of modern human identity. Is the elusive border of human and nonhuman a potential beginning of the brave new world? How can we navigate between the fast evolving future, while constantly redefining ourselves? Art and science together might provide potential orientations. We invite you to join our panel discussion on “Elusive Identity” to discover how some of the most outstanding, international researchers and artists attempt to capture our future. Redefine evolution through intensely immersive and mind opening ways, while attending our workshop and exhibition, all in the cradle of the German innovation, the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA).

Here:  more info


The partner program of the STATE Festival:
STATE of Emotions. The Sentimental Machine
When: 30 & 31 October, 18.00 – 22.00 – Info page
The announcement in 1956 by Francis Crick of “The Central Dogma”, establishing relations between DNA, RNA and proteins marked the onset of the so-called “molecular revolution”. It stirred the imagination not only of scholars but also influenced deeply cultural narratives. Artists brings yet another dimension to this micro world – the dimension of human emotions, posing the question: what kind of tools, scientific and cultural, do we have or must develop to apprehend the invisible?
The fundamental bio-molecules, which make life possible, are usually perceived as cellular robots, designed to perform their encoded functions. ASN will present several artistic projects making res invisible visible, in which cellular robots become not only metaphors of life and its evolution, of beauty and truth in nature, but also means of interpersonal communication and embodiment of human pride, creativity, desires as well as fears.