This three-day international conference will bring together scholars, artists and practioners from a range of domains to explore and debate what a genuinely experimental society would be like.
Plenary speakers will include:
'The Experimental Society'
- Ulrich Beck (London School of Economics)
- Dieter Daniels (Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig)
- Bülent Diken (Lancaster University)
- Silvio Funtowicz (European Commission Joint Research Centre)
- Josephine Green (Social Innovation, Philips Design)
- Michael Krätke (Lancaster University)
- Scott Lash (Goldsmiths, University of London)
- John Milbank (University of Nottingham)
- Helga Nowotny (European Research Council)
- Jerome Ravetz (University of Oxford)
- Gísli Pálsson (University of Iceland)
- James Wilsdon (Royal Society)
is being organised by the Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) in collaboration with the ESRC Centre for the Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (Cesagen) and Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA). It forms part of the 2009-2010 Annual Research Programme of the IAS, Experimentality, which is directed by Bronislaw Szerszynski and co-directed by Stephanie Koerner (University of Manchester) and Brian Wynne. Experimentality is being delivered in collaboration with the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, University of Manchester; the ESRC Centre for the Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics, Lancaster University; FutureEverything; the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester; the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin; the AHRC Research Centre for Studies of Surrealism and its Legacies, University of Manchester; The Centre for Mobilities Research, Lancaster University; Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster; Lancaster International Concert Series; Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster; Storey Gallery, Lancaster; Lancaster Literature Festival; Folly Arts; AND Festival; and CUBE, Manchester.