Why | collaborative vision

The goal of the hybrid forms lab is to blur the lines between disciplines, especially those between art and science, to explore common ground and to seek connections through art between science and humanities. We like to demonstrate science as it is being researched outside the laboratory and academia to the general public for critical reflection and dissemination via events, exhibitions and workshops.

The HF lab seeks synergy between scientists and artists/designers for developing novel technology and works of beauty and inspiration.

The laboratory will function as a meeting and developing space where research and design go hand in hand, allowing constant feedback between artists and scientists.


picture by Ivan Henriques, in the development of the Symbiotic Machine project, 2014. Clockwise: Scientists Vincent Friebe, Raoul Frese and hardware/software developer Michiel van Overbeek.