Boldness blog

The foundation’s Boldness blog deals, as the name suggests, with being bold: we discuss the meaning of boldness, grant recipients talk about their projects and we also invite others, both friends and strangers, to contribute.

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Boldness blog | Saari Residence | 02.07.2019

An anonymous evaluator: The end result is not always an end in itself

One of the evaluators of the recent residency applications shares their thoughts on the process. How do you find the gems that will derive the most benefit from the residency and which projects have the potential for a lasting impact that will extend beyond the project itself?

Boldness blog | 23.05.2019

Relational Seeds Collections: the Weight of Public Care

Ark of Seeds (AOS) project creates living sculptures and performances with the aim to preserve and propagate vegetal biodiversity. This year Ark of Seeds participated in a conference about the role of seeds banks. Focusing on this experience, Egle Oddo reflects about the implications of collecting and growing seeds.

Boldness blog | 17.05.2019

Publishing popular science makes science human

At the beginning of the year, the “Digital Youth in the Media City” research project published an online popular scientific book. The purpose of the collection of multisensory and thought-provoking essays is to make scientific research understandable, memorable, and human in a new way. This blog post considers why these kind of popular research publications are needed nowadays, and what we have learned along the way.

Boldness blog | 25.03.2019

Samir Bhowmik on the Boldness blog: Imaginary Natures

While we remember and honor monuments and places of history as cultural memory, rarely do we place any similar emphasis on natures and infrastructures of local and global energy-matter extraction. The contaminated planetary strata of mediatic inscriptions that so defines our age of technological media are not considered as significant for representation in visual culture. This is despite the fact that environmental change includes the memories and geographies of exploitation and extractive practices. Samir Bhowmik explores these contradictions and challenges in his 3-year artistic research project 'Imaginary Natures: On Extractive Media and the Cultural Memory of Environmental Change'.

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