Scientifica #2

Scientifica #2 aura lieu les 16 et 17 juin 2023 au Cube à Aix-en-Provence

The Arts, Cultures & Sciences section of Mission Interdisciplinarité(s) is offering two days of events as part of the second edition of Scientifica.

After a first "pilot" edition of this event dedicated to the arts/sciences encounter and organized by the Interdisciplinarité(s) mission in 2022, Scientifica #2 will be held over two days and will present projects/productions proposed by a diversity of laboratories, components and structures of Aix Marseille Université.

June 16 & 17, 2023 - Aix-en-Provence - Le Cube - Campus Schuman

For two days, Scientifica #2 will open the doors of the Schuman campus in Aix-en-Provence and present arts/sciences productions and projects in a participative and interactive way, aimed at students, the general public and specific audiences. This year, Scientifica is focusing on thematic entries: the sea, light, the environment, human/non-human, the world of tomorrow...

The aim is to arouse curiosity and challenge visitors to consider the aesthetic dimension of scientific productions and the scientific dimension of aesthetic productions. Different sectors (human and social sciences, experimental sciences, art sciences, etc.) take part in this original exchange, which takes artists, researchers and audiences off the beaten track. As with the first edition, Scientifica #2 will also feature: meetings with artists, researchers and; highlights including new, immersive experiences and interactive installations; a focus on research/creation and arts/sciences theses; participatory mediations designed for different audiences; video screenings of arts/sciences projects/productions; a small salon with a playlist prepared by Arte Campus; unexpected sound programming; a space for collective reflection on society through the prism of art, thanks to the Ecole d'été project; moments of conviviality, and more.

You can immerse yourself in the sea with Océan, a space featuring audio-visual installations by Oksana Chepelyk, explore the relationship between the seabed and the surface with works by Noëmie Sauve, Camille Pradon, Laura Martin Person, Églantine Rousset, Javiera Tejerina and Nicolas Floch, and discover the sea in the history of art in the participative workshop of the Biodivaquart project.

You can also explore the boundaries between human and non-human by discovering how a parrot can do its shopping on the internet, assisted by Alexa, in She was called Petra, by Damien Beyrouthy, or let yourself be enchanted by the exhibition The Art of Science or the Ethnomimétisme project.

Play a laser harp and hear the Amazon rainforest in Benjamin Just's work, supported by the MAS platform and the Acoustic Mechanics Laboratory...

...and much more!


At Le Cube and Ateliers d'art plastique, Schuman campus. All times to be announced

Installations, performances and experiments

Friday and Saturday

⮚ Follow the blue fairy, an immersive bioluminescence installation by Nadia Merad-Coliac

⮚ Energeia, an immersive experience around nuclear energy by Ugo Arsac, presented by Chroniques

⮚ Enter digital imaginaries, immersive experiences with virtual reality headsets, by Chroniques

⮚ Mediterranean today, Mediterranean tomorrow? immersive experiences with virtual reality headsets, by CISAM

⮚ ePOP Petites Ondes Participatives, screening by IRD

Friday only

⮚ To be determined, a lecture by Jeff Guess (late morning)

⮚ L'Affaire Pétrarque, an escape game between literature and materials chemistry, a plot to be solved from a medieval manuscript by the CIELAM and MADIREL laboratories

⮚ 5:30pm: Argo, a performance by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi (time to be confirmed)

⮚ 8 p.m.: Poisson volant, a dreamlike electronic song session (Friday end of day)


Friday afternoon (2:30pm): Arts&sciences (definition and scope of the arts/sciences field today, dedicated facilities and structures, focus on the question of reception and audiences)
With the participation of :

  • Flore Nonchez, Interdisciplinarité(s) mission, Aix Marseille Université)
  • Thierry Besche, TRAS network
  • Erwan Geffroy, Rencontres et Festival RESSAC, Université de Bretagne Occidentale
  • Constance Moréteau, Iméra
  • Appoline Haquet and Victoire Bruna, students, public survey on the exhibition Beautiful Science/Ecole Centrale Marseille Méditerranée
  • Julien Fade, scientific manager of the artist residency and "Le Rayon Extraordinaire" exhibition, teacher-researcher at Central Méditerranée, Institut Fresnel, Marseille
  • Elisa Ullauri and Maria Elena Buslacchi, Observatoire des publics et des pratiques de la cultures - Sciences et société, feedback on Scientifica #1 audiences

Discussion moderator: Sylvia Girel, sociologist, in charge of Arts, Culture and Science, Aix-Marseille Université

Saturday afternoon (2:30 p.m.): The art of the thesis (research/creation and interdisciplinary arts/sciences theses, testimonials and feedback, career paths and professionalization of young French and European artist-researchers)

  • Émilie Balteau, sociologist and film-maker, specializing in visual writing for social science research.
  • Lia Giraud, photography professor at the Beaux-arts de Marseille and graduate of the SACRe thesis between the École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs and PSL University.
  • Alejandro León-Cannock, philosopher, AMU doctor in the "practice and theory of artistic and literary creation" field, in partnership with the École nationale supérieure de la photographie d'Arles.
  • Emmanuel Guillaud, artist and doctoral student in the RADIAN doctoral program
  • Nicola Lo Calzo (online), photographer and professor at École nationale supérieure de Paris-Cergy, doctoral student at Université de Paris-Cergy and ENSAPC (or other artist in the program). Representative of Plara magazine.
  • Pedro Morais, art critic and independent curator, teacher at Beaux-arts de Nantes.
  • Pablo Ossandón, composer and doctor in "Arts : pratique et poétique", University of Rennes 2.
  • Hélène Tilman, visual photographer and doctoral student at the University of Liège, in partnership with the city's School of Arts.
  • Magali Uhl, sociologist and professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal

Discussion moderator: Lila Neutre, artist-researcher
With the participation of Cirec (center de recherche-création sur les mondes sociaux)


Numerous researchers, artist-researchers and artists involved:

Damien Beyrouthy, Thierry Botti, Florence Boulc'h, Élodie Burle-Errecade, Pascal Cesaro, Thomas Changeux, Oksana Chepelyk, Jade Dastugue, Dominique Dragacci-Libbra, Daniel Faget, Nicolas Floc'h, Gabrielle Gallon, Thierry Gauquelin, Valérie Gontero-Lauze, Nathan Graille, Jeff Guess, Appoline Haquet, Natacha Jouot, Benjamin Just, Marine Le Jars, Margaux Lourdin, Maxence Mercier, Julie Miguirditchian, Constance Moréteau, Cheikh Ndiaye, Laure Martin Person, Mathieu Maurey, Thierry Perez, Camille Pradon, Eglantine Rousset, Thierry Sarnet, Frédéric Saumade, Noémie Sauve, Javiera Tejerina, Alexandra Tilman, Anne-Sophie Tribot

...and many more!

With the participation of Réseau TRAS (Transversale des réseaux arts sciences), Cirec (center de recherche-création sur les mondes sociaux), RESSAC (Festival de REchercheS en Sciences, Arts et Création).

Laboratories :

  • Mediterranean Institute of Biodiversity and Marine and Continental Ecology(IMBE)
  • Institute of Mediterranean, European and Comparative Ethnology (IDEMEC)
  • Perceptions, Representations, Image, Sound and Music Laboratory(PRISM)
  • Mechanics and Acoustics Laboratory(LMA)
  • Temps, Espaces, Langages, Europe méridionale-Méditerranée Laboratory(TELEMMe)
  • Center Interdisciplinaire d'Étude des Littératures d'Aix-Marseille(CieLam)
  • Divided Materials, Interfaces, Reactivity and Electrochemistry Laboratory(MADIREL)
  • Mediterranean Center for Sociology, Political Science and History(MESOPOLHIS)
  • Laboratory for Studies in the Sciences of the Arts(LESA)
  • Institute of Neurophysiopathology(INP)

Components :

  • Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers Institut Pythéas(OSU Pythéas)

Other research establishments :

AMU foundations and structures :

  • IMéRA
  • Cité de l'Innovation et des Savoirs d'Aix-Marseille(CISAM)

Established institutes :

Partners from the artistic and cultural worlds :

Organization and programming :

  • Sylvia Girel
  • Maria-Elena Buslacchi
  • Elisa Ullauri

Communication for Aix Marseille Université :

  • Fanny Trifilieff
  • Christelle Seguin (videographer)

With the help of the Observatoire des Publics et des pratiques de la Culture - Sciences et société team:

  • Matthieu Demory
  • Sami Dendani
  • Alexia Cappuccio

Students, mediators and interns involved in the organization:

  • Rayane Amiar
  • Daniya Bakhou
  • Margot Carme
  • Irada Aliyeva Chagniot
  • Léa Délannoy
  • Alice Fournier
  • Tarik Girbal
  • Teresa Godàs
  • Chloé Hardy
  • Marie-Ange Zora Sahandaty

With the participation and support of :

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This event is free and open to all.

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Contact information

Mission Interdisciplinarité(s)
Sylvia Girel - sylvia.girel[at]



View the Schuman campus access map(using Google Maps)

By bus

  • From Marseille: The N° 50 "Le CAR" shuttle bus runs regularly between Marseille and Aix-en-Provence.
  • From downtown Aix (and the SNCF train station), take the Aixpress line A bus to the "Schuman" stop (in front of the ALLSH faculty entrance). Le Cube is the third large building on your right (see the Aix-en-Provence transport services website: Aix en bus or the city of Aix-en-Provence website, section: Déplacements-Transport).

By car: Parking is difficult around the ALLSH faculty (the university parking lot is not accessible). You can park at the Krypton parking lot. By freeway: exit 30 or 30b "Pont de l'Arc" then take the Aixpress bus line A or walk 10 minutes.

Contacts in case of problems:

  • Maria-Elena Buslacchi - 0769882217
  • Sylvia Girel - 0609373372
  • Elisa Ullauri - 0695797279

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