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STATE FESTIVAL
BERLIN

Experience Science

 
 

Image © Bertrand Mandico

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STATE Festival is a celebration of ideas and creativity around scientific topics.

Stimulating transdisciplinary engagement and discussion on cutting edge research, it creates a meeting ground for science and the public, where scientific inquiry meets artistic expression.

Through fostering interaction and participation, the festival inspires to explore and challenge the boundaries of present knowledge and shape ideas for our future. STATE encourages an open dialogue and establishes an international platform for collaborative work around science, inviting creative professionals from all fields as well as the general public to meet, collaborate and discuss.

 
 
 
 
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Who will you meet
at STATE?

  • Curious individuals who break down borders between disciplines
  • Scientists who are interested in exploring how art can inspire research
  • Creative professionals who work with scientific topics and material for expression

What is the
STATE experience?

  • A complete program exploring a main topic through film, installations, performances, workshops, talks, and interactive experiences
  • Meeting other creative people, sharing ideas about how and where science and art meet
  • Finding inspiration for taking collaborations and projects to a new level, transcending disciplines
     

Some of our past speakers


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Prof. Julian Barbour

THEORETICAL PHYSICIST,
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD (UK)

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Allistair McClymont

ARTIST,
ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART, LONDON (UK)

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Prof. Martha Merrow

CHRONOBIOLOGIST,
LUDWIG MAXIMILIAN UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH (US/DE)

 

Dr. Michael John Gorman

DIRECTOR,
SCIENCE GALLERY INTERNATIONAL

Dr. Sibylle Anderl

ASTROPHYSICIST and  PHILOSOPHER; FREELANCE JOURNALIST AT F.A.Z.

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John Kameel Farah

PIANIST AND COMPOSER,
TORONTO (CA)

Dr. Brian Degger

CITIZEN SCIENTIST,
NEWCASTLE (AU/UK)

Dr. Michal Klincewicz

PHILOSOPHER,
BERLIN SCHOOL OF MIND AND BRAIN (US/DE)


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Press and media


„Die Veranstalter haben es tatsächlich vollbracht, Kunst und Wissenschaft auf einen gemeinsamen Nenner zu bringen.“

— gallerytalk.net

„Fantastic, ingenious, experimental“

— FAZ.NET

„Was für ein Spektakel: In der Hauptstadt hat das STATE Festival die junge Kunst­ und Wissenschaftsszene zusammengeführt.“

— Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


„STATE Festival mach Wissenschaft ästhetisch“

— gallerytalk.net

„Wo draussen die Berliner Kunstboheme smalltalkt und drinnen Eltern mit Kindern toben, ist gelungen, was noch viel zu selten passiert: Kultur für wirklich alle“,

— gallerytalk.net

„Fascination science“

— digicult.it



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Some of our past partners