academia in the wild

10-13.6. 2023.
Moise Palace, Cres

The third iteration of the Academia in the Wild program questions if arts may become intrinsic to mental health and the critical element in the “One Health” approach. Design Thinking, Speculative or Interaction Design are all purposeful concepts coined to provide mere efficiency of existence and shape our needs and behaviours. But are creative and open-ended processes secreting more joy, i.e., dopamine? Mallarmé reminds us: A Throw of the Dice will Never Abolish Chance, and no matter how much we try to control or structure our endeavours, chance and unpredictability persist.

The “One Health” approach recognizes the interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental well-being. The Academia in the Wild invites us to consider it as a tool helping us regain playfulness and dare the risks of the unknown in times of crisis.