++++++ SENSE Festival postponed to early summer 2021! The exact date will be announced soon. +++++

 

Regrettably, we have to announce that this year's BIOTOPIA SENSE Festival will not take place on June 21, 2020.

Both the ban on major events until end of October issued by the German and Bavarian governments and our concern for the safety of all people involved – contributors, organizers and visitors – make this step necessary.

This is sad news for all of us. After intensive months of curating and planning, we were looking forward to an exciting and unique program and the opportunity to welcome all of you at BIOTOPIA!

BIOTOPIA festivals are unique events that provide scientists, artists, designers and activists with an engaging opportunity to get into contact with each other and with a wide audience. Our program formats make it possible to experience sciences and arts with all senses. In the current situation, this form of getting together is not only difficult but dangerous for all participants. We want to do our part to contain the spread of the virus and the safety and well-being of our entire BIOTOPIA community is our highest priority. 

The entire team is working hard together with our partners, sponsors and contributors to continue the planning for the new festival date in early summer 2021. We will have follow up announcements in the near future.  Until then we ask for your patience and thank you very much for your understanding.

Take care of yourself, your loved ones and your community and stay healthy!

The BIOTOPIA Festival Team

 

SENSE - BIOTOPIA FESTIVAL

About Sense - Biotopia Festival
How do different species sense the world? How do we perceive and interpret the world in our brain? How can we emulate and extend the senses?

SENSE will be an exciting multi-sensory experience where visitors’ knowledge about the senses will be challenged and extended. We are bringing together leading scientists, artists, designers, musicians, industry experts, innovators and the public to explore the highly individual experience of sensing in the stunning surroundings of Schloss Nymphenburg, offering a tantalizing variety of events suitable for all ages and all backgrounds.

This next BIOTOPIA Festival explores sensory perception from the intersectional and interspecies perspectives of biology, neurosciences, arts, design, and culture. It brings science, arts, design, industry, and multisensory experiences together and into conversation with the audience through a diverse program of activities with different levels of engagement.

SENSE is the third edition in the series of BIOTOPIA Festivals, leading up to the open-ing of the new museum in 2025. As a 21st-century museum of life sciences and the environment, BIOTOPIA aims to become a world-class destination for the under-standing and appreciation of nature, the promotion of science communication and the dialogue between art and science.
Festival Facts
The festival programme is currently being planned and will be published on this site as soon as possible.
Festival Facts

Date:
SENSE Festival is postponed to early summer 2021! The exact date will be announced soon.

Location:
Nature-Culture-Quarter Nymphenburg, Munich, Germany

OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPATION - NOW CLOSED

In November 2019 BIOTOPIA was seeking proposals from scientists, artists, performers and designers for installations, workshops, public experiments, immersive experiences, performances and participatory formats for our third BIOTOPIA Festival, dedicated in 2020 to the exploration of the senses of humans, animals, plants, and other living organisms.

The application closed on November 24, 2019. All proposals submitted before the deadline are currently being considered and evaluated by an interdisciplinary curatorial jury with renowned members within their respective fields, among them:

  • Prof. Dr. Gordon Cheng (Director of Institute for Cognitive Systems, TUM)
  • Prof. Dr. Ophelia Deroy (Philosophy of Mind / CVBE, LMU)
  • Prof. Dr. Michael John Gorman (BIOTOPIA / Life Sciences in Society, LMU)
  • Prof. Dr. Ilona Grunwald Kadow (Neuronal Control of the Metabolism, TUM)
  • Dr. Jens Hauser (Art Curator and Media Studies Scholar, Paris)
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Heinecke (Founder and CEO, Dialogue Social Enterprise GmbH)
We will contact all participants as soon as the jury has reached a conclusion.

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FESTIVAL SUPPORTERS
  • Axel Milberg
  • BayWa
  • ERES Stiftung
  • Förderkreis BIOTOPIA

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    The BIOTOPIA annual review 2019 is now available for download! It includes exciting insights behind the scenes, an interview with Dr. Auguste von Bayern, a review of the EAT festival and much more! So it's worth a glance and whoever is enthusiastic about BIOTOPIA's vision is welcome to donate and become a sponsor.

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