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Curatorial Committee

The JRC is a scientific institution with a long track record in nuclear, physical and engineering sciences. It has evolved with the changing times, and its changing tasks reflect the evolving competences of the European Commission and the European Union. Bringing art into a research institute such as this is indeed a delicate operation. For this, we can declare ourselves to be dilettantes. Being a dilettante opens up the advantage of not knowing and thus, a renewed capacity to experiment. But to ensure the quality of our work and the project, we rely on professionals with whom we have an open dialogue.

For the Resonances IV edition, we put together an astounding team composed of art|science experts, JRC researchers with a particular interest in the theme, and the SciArt Team. Together, these made up the ‘Curatorial Committee’ that worked hard on the selection of artists, developed the Resonances IV Summer School programme. This same Committee will, after the Summer School, examine any proposal coming out of the week.

The Committee consists of:

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Dr Claudia Schnugg

PhD in art-science collaborations, independent curator

Claudia Schnugg holds a PhD in social and economic sciences with an additional specialization in cultural sciences and media arts. Her practice is twofold: as scholar she is researching artscience collaborations, investigating effects and impact of such art-science exchange on actors, organizations involved and the relevance of the outcome. Thereby, she is also exploring new ways of employing artistic strategic strategies in scientific research. Claudia is principal investigator of the DIGI-Sense project at Johannes Kepler University Linz and realizes research on artscience processes for the Roots & Seeds XXI project. As curator, she supports artscience processes, projects, and programs, but also develops exhibitions at the intersection of art and science. Currently, she is curating artist-in-residence programs and artscience projects at European Space Agency/ ESTEC, Institute of Stem Cells and Epigenetics at Helmholtz Center Munich, Science Gallery Berlin, and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia. Her most recent book is Creating Art Science Collaborations (2019), published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Website


Ingeborg Reichle

Prof Dr Ingeborg Reichle

Art Historian specialised in art-science, Humboldt University Berlin

Ingeborg Reichle, PhD, is an art historian and cultural theorist and currently holds the position of a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, Germany, working on the intersection of art, science, and sustainability. In recent years she served as Professor in the Department of Media Theory at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria, there she also served as founding chair of the Department of Cross-disciplinary Strategies (CDS). Before joining the faculty of the Department of Media Theory as full professor in 2016, she was FONTE professor at Humboldt University Berlin, Germany. In 2004 she gained her PhD from the Humboldt University Berlin with a dissertation about Art in the Age of Technoscience (Springer, Vienna, 2009). She is advising a number of art institutions like the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany.

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Céline Charvériat

Former IEEP Director (Institute for European Environmental Policy)

Céline Charveriat is a renowned research activist and experienced civil society leader. Céline started her career as a researcher at the Peterson Institute and the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington D.C., focusing on poverty, social protection, and natural disasters. Céline then worked for 10 years at Oxfam International, first as a researcher on poverty and international commodity markets, then as an advocate on trade and climate change issues. As campaigns director, she conducted Oxfam’s campaigns on inequality, climate change, gender and humanitarian crises and conflict. She was the Executive Director of the Institute of European Environmental Policy (IEEP) from 2016 to 2022, during which time she created the first pan European network of sustainability think tanks Think Sustainable Europe (TSE) and the multistakeholder platform Think2030. During that time, she also served as the Chair of the Board of the Climate Action Network Europe. Celine is currently one of the Vice Chairs of the European Commission’s high-level expert group ESIR (Economic and Social Impacts of Innovation and Research). She belongs to the council of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and is on the board of Climate Catalyst. She also works as a coach and mentor for younger female civil society leaders and is one of the founding members of civil society collectives, such as End Ecocide Belgium and Mères au front Belgique.

IEEP Website


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Dr Anna Berti Suman

Marie Curie Fellow, JRC

Anna Berti Suman is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at the European Commission Joint Research Centre. She is principal researcher of the project "Sensing for Justice“ aimed at studying the potential of civic monitoring as a source of evidence for environmental litigation and as a tool to foster environmental mediation. SensJus also explores intersections of art and scientific inquiry. Beyond research, Anna is also a passionate environmental lawyer, being Qualified Barrister under the Bar of Rome and following cases at ‘Systasis - Study Centre for the Prevention and Management of Environmental Conflicts’, Milan. Anna obtained her PhD from the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society, The Netherlands, which included fieldwork in Fukushima, Japan, on civic monitoring of nuclear radiations. Anna has work and research experience in health law and technology (UK), in environmental litigation (in the Ecuadorean Amazon Rainforest) and water law (working on water conflicts in Chile).

SensJus Website 


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Michele ‘Graziano’ Ceddia

Economist, JRC

Graziano Ceddia is a social scientist with a background in applied environmental economics and political economy. He has been working on a range of topics at the interface between social and environmental sciences, with a strong focus on agricultural expansion and deforestation in the Global South. Between 2016 and 2021 he has been leading a research project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) studying the impact of governance structures and indigenous peoples land rights on deforestation in the Chaco Salteño (Argentina). He has worked at different universities across Europe. He is currently working as a scientific research officer at the European Commission‘ s Joint Research Centre on issues related to the social and environmental impact of agriculture, with a special focus on the role of agroecology.


Michele D’Adetta

Michele D’Adetta

Lawyer, JRC

Michele has been working in policy analysis and development and project management in the areas of culture and education, human rights and democracy for several international organisations (Council of Europe, UNESCO, European Union). He is currently policy analyst at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. He has been collaborating with universities and research institutes – such as the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and the University of Technology of Sydney - on research projects on international law of cultural heritage, the relationships between culture and human rights and the role of culture in international relations. He is currently PhD candidate at the University of Geneva with a thesis on the intersections between cultural heritage and human rights. Michele has also been working with several NGOs active in the field of cultural cooperation and he is of the founders of HAPE Collective, a platform of djs and musicians that promotes barriers-breaking musical encounters.