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Alter Nature symposium: quotes & abstracts

Last friday, Z33 organised - in collaboration with UHasselt, VIB and LifeTechLimburg - the Alter Nature symposium at UHasselt. Each speaker tackled the Alter Nature subject - Designing Nature, Designing Human Life or Owning Life - from their professional point of view. Karen Verschooren (Z33 curator of Alter Nature) collected some quotes.

Interested in the content of the lectures? We uploaded the abstracts of all the speakers (pdf).

Also take a look at the photo's of the Alter Nature symposium at the website of UHasselt.

"The most important question is not which future will come, but which future do we want?"
Sven Hendrix – Welcome - Alter Nature Symposium

"Art – science collaborations can only be successful when artist make art that scares the scientists."
Robert Zwijnenberg – opening speech Alter Nature Symposium

"Control has drift built into it, so we are actually not in control."
Adam Zaretsky – speaker session 1: Designing nature

"In the cycle of life, we have to remember to re-wild."
Adam Zaretsky – speaker session 1: Designing nature

"I don't think we really can construct life, what we can construct is complex systems."
Huib de Vriend – speaker session 1: Designing nature

"Let's play with our fascination, but let's do it in a responsible way."
Huib de Vriend – speaker session 1: Designing nature

"Is innovation perverted? Yes."
Adam Zaretsky – speaker session 1: Designing nature

"Do we know what we don't want to loose?"
Rinie Van Est – speaker session 2: Designing human life

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