++++++ SENSE Festival June 21 cancelled due to Covid-19 // Possible postponement into fall 2020 +++++
Regrettably, we have to announce that this year's BIOTOPIA SENSE Festival will not take place on June 21, 2020.
Both the ban on major events until 30 August issued by the German and Bavarian governments and our concern for the safety of all people involved – contributors, organizers and visitors – make this step necessary.
This is sad news for all of us. After intensive months of curating and planning, we were looking forward to an exciting and unique program and the opportunity to welcome all of you at BIOTOPIA!
BIOTOPIA festivals are unique events that provide scientists, artists, designers and activists with an engaging opportunity to get into contact with each other and with a wide audience. Our program formats make it possible to experience sciences and arts with all senses. In the current situation, this form of getting together is not only difficult but dangerous for all participants. We want to do our part to contain the spread of the virus and the safety and well-being of our entire BIOTOPIA community is our highest priority.
We are currently seeking to reschedule to a date in fall 2020. The entire team is working hard together with our partners, sponsors and contributors to continue the planning. We will have follow up announcements in the near future. Until then we ask for your patience and thank you very much for your understanding.
Take care of yourself, your loved ones and your community and stay healthy!
The BIOTOPIA Festival Team
A replacement date in autumn is currently being planned.
Nature-Culture-Quarter Nymphenburg, Munich, Germany
In November 2019 BIOTOPIA was seeking proposals from scientists, artists, performers and designers for installations, workshops, public experiments, immersive experiences, performances and participatory formats for our third BIOTOPIA Festival, dedicated in 2020 to the exploration of the senses of humans, animals, plants, and other living organisms.
The application closed on November 24, 2019. All proposals submitted before the deadline are currently being considered and evaluated by an interdisciplinary curatorial jury with renowned members within their respective fields, among them:
Image Credit: Metamorphosis © Robin Moore