Go with the Flow and Stay with the Trouble’ is a time-out from swiping, browsing and speeding forward. Artists and scientists are facing two major entwined opponents in our current society: climate change and populism. Scientists alone cannot solve this. Artists neither. Both species have a responsibility and an autonomy to guard, especially when the funding mechanisms are inclining towards ideological goals instead of incubating talent.
The role of sciences and arts needs to be understood and supported at a political and societal level, not limited to applied and market driven motives.
This STAL publication fosters voices and networks that enable encounters surpassing established disciplines and domains, yet leaving them intact. Un-disciplinary thinking matters. History too. Looking back is not an offense, paying attention to history is one way to avoid arrogance and maintain the openness to be able to go with the flow but stay with the trouble.