Anna Schäffner, Soft Collision. Photo by Michelle Mantel.
Anna Schäffner, Soft Collision. Photo by Michelle Mantel. ©
VOJEXT S+T+ARTS Residencies

LASER Talk: Arts in Industry

On Wednesday 17 April, join us at Waag for an evening of reflection, innovation, and forward-thinking dialogue.

What can artists and their artistic research offer robotic research and manufacturing? From March until December 2023, three artists explored human-robotic interactions in the VOJEXT S+T+ARTS residencies mentored by Waag. Through their creative works, they reflect on our constantly changing relationship with AI and robots, and offer new perspectives on care for waste, circularity and collaboration with machines. During this LASER Talk on Wednesday 17 April, come to Waag for an in-depth event on creative collaborations for innovations that matter.


18:00 - 18:30 hrsDoors open 
18:30 - 19:00 hrsPanel & introduction VOJEXT S+T+ARTS Residencies
19:00 - 19:15 hrsShort break with drinks
19:15 - 19:45 hrsPerformance Soft Collision
19:45 - 20:15 hrsArtist talks and works
20:15 hrsClosing and drinks

Want to see more? On Tuesday 16 April at 18:00 hrs, visit the Artist Talk on Robotics in Arts. Artists in residence Calin Segal, Marielena Papandreou and Anna Schäffner will showcase and discuss their work. On Thursday 18 April and Friday 19 April, their artworks will be on display at Waag from 12:00 till 18:00 hrs.

About the artists

Anna Schäffner is an Interaction designer, exploring the field of human-computer interaction through a Practice-based PhD at École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, France. Her research centers on soft robotics and the design of deformation as a vehicle for movement, dynamic material adaptation, and expressiveness.

Calin Segal is a Romanian artist and designer based in Paris, focussing on interactive and generative art. Co-founding the In-Dialog collective, he delves into multidisciplinary research at the intersection of art, technology, and design.

Marielena Papandreou is an experienced designer with a background in technical, manufacturing and academic fields. Her artistic research delves into the factors influencing the materialisation of building products, exploring circularity, natural resources and materials utilising algorithmic pathways and digital fabrication techniques.


About the residencies

The goals of the VOJEXT S+T+ARTS residencies are twofold: to push for art-driven innovation and societal understanding of human-robot interactions, and to integrate them in industrial manufacturing robotics that work on construction, arts and crafts. 

About VOJEXT and S+T+ARTS 

VOJEXT is a European project that aims to design, develop, validate and demonstrate robotic systems for industry. S+T+ARTS is a European Commissioned initiative that supports and awards the most cutting-edge works of transdisciplinary European science, art and technology. works. Waag is partner in both VOJEXT and S+T+ARTS. 








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Due to her monumental state the Waag building does not have elevators. A gender neutral toilet is present on the first floor.


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Vojext has received funding from the European Commission under the H2020-DT-ICT-03-2020 call under Grant Agreement number 952197.