UPCArts programme presentation

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The 30th of September UPC releases “UPCArts” to connect technology and culture

The presentation of “UPCArts”, a programme of cultural activities addressed to the university community that links art with science, will take place on the 30 th September at 18h at the Auditorium of the Vèrtex building in the North Campus. The cherry on the top of this event will be the rising star from Barcelona Museless, who will perform an electronic music show.

“UPCArts” is released this academic course 2019-2020 with a varied cultural schedule that combines theatre, concerts and cinema, together with exclusive cultural offers in small format, such as unplugged shows, meetings with artists, and previews or talks. Club TRESC, a Catalan cultural club, and the international congress of creative technologies, Sónar+D, collaborate on this project.

Thanks to the agreement signed on March by the UPC and Club TRESC, the whole university community will be able to enjoy being a member of this cultural club that offers different discounts. Regarding Sónar+D, they cooperate with the university by organising technological class debates related to emerging topics like artificial intelligence or robotics.

TRESC will work to design a fortnightly cultural agenda that suits the profile of the “UPCArts” community. Besides, it will provide with newsbreaks about activities where technology and culture interact. Those leisure suggestions will embrace every campus, so they will prompt student’s organisations to participate.

The academic course starts with two activities scheduled between “UPCArts” and the UPC libraries: a reading club called “Llegir l’escenari” (“Reading the stage”) and the reading workshop “Contes fantàstics i de ciència-ficció” (“Fantasy and sci-fi tales”). “Llegir l’escenari” includes three monthly sessions from October to May. With respect to the tales workshop, the sociologist and writer Pablo Nacach will run the activity every Monday from October to November.

The goal of the “UPCArts” programme is to explore collaborative actions that allow discovering new talents and new places to be included in the city’s cultural agenda. On their behalf, students will be able to contact directly with rising artists, making fusion of culture and technology come true.

In that way, “UPCArts” joins the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics), a current trend that meets one of the strategic challenges from the Action Plan of the UPC for 2018-2021: to achieve the personal development of the students.