AHA! festival 2016
Other, 2016

For the third year, the AHA festival investigates the meeting between art and science in a three-day event at the Chalmers University of Technology hosted by the Department of Architecture and the Department of Physics. An international festival intended to provide enlightening experiences, staging surprises, new thoughts and displaced perspectives that lead to alternative modes of thinking about exploring the world through art and science. We invite scientists (physicists, historians, astronomers, engineers), artists (dancers, musicians, painters, poets, acrobats) who reside in these borderlands and wish to share their vision and work. The key intention is to celebrate both art and science as key knowledge building devices. The first year’s theme ’Embodiment’ (2014) explored the body as our anchor in the world, followed by the 2015 theme on ’Numbers’, a delightful net we cast over the world. This year's theme is ’Uni-verse,’ again a natural consequence of our interest in the relation between art and science. The elemental force that drives science as well as art is curiosity. Come be curious with us! During the festival we have chosen to divide the word universe into three: uni and "-" and verse. Uni means that something is combined into a whole. Verse means that we are turned in a direction, the origin of the word tells us that it is the plow that turns at the end of the field. And the dash "-" is all the spaces and cracks where new discoveries can grow. Art and science unfolds in the gap between what we know and what we want to know.


performance studies






body weather



artistic research






Anna Maria Orru

Chalmers, Architecture

University of Gothenburg

Mistra Urban Futures

Fredrik Nilsson

Chalmers, Architecture

Peter Christensson

Chalmers, Architecture

Michael Eriksson

Chalmers, Physics

Hye-Kyung Kim

Chalmers, Architecture

University of Gothenburg

Mistra Urban Futures

Sigrid Östlund

Mistra Urban Futures

Chalmers, Architecture

University of Gothenburg

Jonathan Geib

Chalmers, Architecture

Catharina Dyrssen

Chalmers, Architecture

Morten Søndergaard

Anna Kaczorowska

Chalmers, Architecture

Mistra Urban Futures

University of Gothenburg

Subject Categories

History of Ideas

Performing Arts

Literary Composition

Physical Sciences



Performing Art Studies

Visual Arts


Areas of Advance

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Driving Forces

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Learning and teaching

Pedagogical work

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