To set the scene… In 2017, two of our FAULT LINES cohort — Kasia Molga and Ling Tan — were successful in applying to be resident artists in European Commission Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation projects as part of the VERTIGO programme.

VERTIGO is part of the European Commission STARTS initiative established to generate innovation at the nexus of Science, Technology and the Arts — a topic close to FutureEverything’s heart.

To add another all-caps element to the party, Kasia is carrying out her residency in the GROW project, in which FutureEverything is a partner. (Check out the GROW project page on our website for more info this exciting citizen observatory project which links remote sensing and satellites!)

STARTS residencies

Now that we’ve got that preamble out of the way(!), this meant that two of the FE team — Senior Creative Producer, Claire Tymon and I — accompanied Kasia and Ling to Paris in mid-June to support their participation in the STARTS residencies day at the Pompidou Centre, coordinated by IRCAM. The day brought all of the first cohort of residency artists together to deliver short presentations on their collaborations with the varied research and innovation projects, in particular the innovation results. As a representative of the GROW project, as well as the producer of the residency, I introduced Kasia’s presentation. It was pretty exciting taking the stage at such an august venue, even if it was the petite salle…

All the presentations were captured for posterity…

Kasia Molga, GROW


Ling Tan, Pollution Explorers

Over lunch, we had the chance to chat and network with other residency artists, representatives from IRCAM and key players from the European Commission.

Though the days were pretty intense, we still managed to have a couple of lovely evening strolls through the boulevards and squares of the City of Light.