[ISEA2023] Institutional Presentation: Pau Alsina — The Spanish Network of Art, Science, Technology and Society: Red-Acts

Institutional Presentation Statement

Keywords: Network, cultural policies, research-action, artistic research, art and science, art and technology, science and technology studies, sociology of knowledge communities, epistemological studies, media art.

The Spanish Network of Art, Science, Technology and Society (named in Spanish RED-ACTS) is a project that started in 2022 with the purpose of contributing to articulate the Spanish ecosystem of individuals, collectives, institutions, agents and projects working in the art,science, technology and society intersections. The project was created during ISEA 2022 in Barcelona as a long -claimed need by the community in the context of a country where there is a highly complex, diverse and heterogeneous set of characteristics in this transversal field.
This is a project co-funded by the Carasso Foundation and the institutions involved in its development such as the UOC university and the Hac Te, hub of Barcelona, together with the Hangar Research Art Center and the Contemporary Cultural Center in Barcelona (CCCB) in Barcelona, as well as Tabakalera in San Sebastian and many other partners in Spain. The objective of this institutional presentation is to explain why, how, with whom and what is the RED ACTS doing in Spain as a network that aspires to help articulate the entire ecosystem while learning from its current and past successes and failures at a local, regional and international level.

  • Pau Alsina is lecturer and researcher in Arts and Humanities Studies at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. He was Executive Director of ISEA2022.