News archive - Art & Science: Creative Fusion

The publication Art & Science: creative Fusion aims to explain the theory behind the art-science interface and illustrates this academic perspective using concrete examples, including projects, institutions and festivals. In addition it seeks to strenghthen the role of a new artistic-scientific community in producing knowledge, imagination and practice, as well as in intercultural exchange and cooperation.

The booklet also addresses the Western Balkan countries in a specific section.

The section on the WBCs elaborates this point: extending the "third culture" to the WBCs is viewed as a way to facilitate their integration into the EU where cooperation can be much more than simply economic. As the publication suggest, art & science can play a role in creating public awareness and communicating and even can bridge cultures, by providing a better understanding and acceptance of a new region with EU perspective.

Many indermedia centres based in the Western Balkans emerged in the mid-1990, because of the initiative by the Open Society Institute, which was founded by George Soros. Today the centres are supported by public and private funds. They have outgrown their basic activities and now act as spaces for analysis and reflection on newly emerging social paradigms that are accelerated by scientific and technological innovation.

List of intermedia centres of the WBCs:

  • Muldimedia Centres Network of Slovenia (
  • Ljubljana Digital Media Lab (
  • Multimedia Institute in Zagreb, Croatia (
  • The Sarajevo Center for Contemporary Art (
  • New Media in Novi Sad (
  • The Visual and Cultural Research Centre in Skopje, FYRO Macedonia
  • KONTEJNER / bureau of contemporary art praxis in Zagreb, Croatia (
  • Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art in Tirana, Albania

Source: [12.02.2009]

Entry created by Miriam Ebner on February 12, 2009
Modified on February 12, 2009