Artistic and Scientific Council

La Chaire Arts & Sciences has an Artistic and Scientific Council made up of six outside individuals who include scientists, artists, curators, and others. The Council meets at least once a year to assist and advise the Steering Committee in preparing and setting into motion the artistic and scientific policy of La Chaire Arts & Sciences, and to provide it with recommendations.

Marie-Sarah Adenis

Biologist-designer | Founder of PILI

Marie-Sarah Adenis holds degrees in design (ENSCI-les-Ateliers) and biology (ENS-Ulm). She explores new interdisciplinary research contexts in order to bring out other relationships between life, technology, and society.

She has been one of the pillars of La Paillasse, an eco-citizen laboratory that aids in implementing collaborative and open-source projects. She is also the co-founder and artistic director of PILI, a biotechnology company that is developing a new technology in renewable dyes from micro-organisms, as an alternative to petrochemical dyes. Her first exhibition will be held at the Palais de Tokyo as part of AudiTalents, of which she was a winner in 2020.

Lynn Hugues

Artist, Researcher, Emeritus Professor | Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

With a background in both art and philosophy of science, Lynn Hughes is a leading figure in research-creation. She was a key player in the design and funding of Hexagram (2000). She is also the co-founder of TAG, the first research-creation center specialized in alternative games in Canada (2008), as well as Milieux, The Institute for Art, Culture and Technology at Concordia (2015).

Lynn Hughes held the Research Chair in Interaction Design and Games Innovation from 2004 to 2018. She also acts as curator on occasion, for example for the exhibition “Joue le Jeu” (“Play the Game”) at La Gaîté Lyrique in 2012.
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Stavros Katsanevas

Physicist, Director of the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO), host of the Virgo gravitational-wave antenna in Pisa, Italy

Stavros Katsanevas is a full professor at Université de Paris, on secondment to EGO. His previous positions have included deputy director of the French National Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (IN2P3) of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) (2002-2012); coordinator of the EU-funded ASPERA network for astroparticle physics (2006-2009); first chair of APPEC, the Astroparticle Physics European Consortium (2012-2014); director of the IN2P3 / CNRS-Paris Diderot Laboratory of Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology (APC), and co-director of the UnivEarthS Laboratory of Excellence in Astrophysics-Geophysics.
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Roger Malina

Roger Malina, Astrophysicist, Editor of Leonardo, Professor of Physics and Arts and Technology Chair at the University of Texas, Dallas, USA

Roger Malina is a physicist and astronomer, and editor of the journal Leonardo (MIT Press). At the University of Dallas, Texas, he is both Professor of Physics and the Arts and Technology Distinguished University Chair. He is former director of the Astronomical Observatory of Marseille Provence (OAMP) and member of the Mediterranean Institute of Advanced Research (IMERA), which contributes to interdisciplinarity between arts and sciences. Roger Malina also founded the nonprofit organization Leonardo in San Francisco and Paris whose mission is to promote research exploring the links between the arts, science, and new technologies.
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Arantxa Mendiharat

Cultural mediator and independent consultant in deliberative processes

Arantxa Mendiharat has spent over 10 years as Coordinator for Conexiones Improbables and other similar platforms. Her most recent project in the cultural field translates as “Drafts of the Future: stories and fables about possible worlds,” which invites writers to imagine new utopias based on existing alternatives (a project created from Azala, Basque Country, Spain). She is Co-founder of Deliberativa. She is also active in promoting the idea of deliberative democracy. She lives in Bilbao.

Margit Rosen

Researcher and Curator, Director of Collections, ZKM, Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe, Germany

Margit Rosen is a specialist in the arts and new media (particularly in Eastern Europe). She has been a researcher and curator at the ZKM (Center for Art and Media) in Karlsruhe, where she was appointed head of collections in 2016. She is particularly active in issues related to the conservation of art and new media, and she is also a member of the Culture Committee of Fondation de France.
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