The working language of the event is English.

NWO organises the Smart Culture conference Beyond Human in collaboration with Brave New World in the renewed Naturalis Biodiversity Center. The programming in the week of 4-8 November by the Smart Culture Conference, Beyond Human and Brave New World offers researchers in the area of Art and Science a rich palette of inspiration, amazement and connection.


Keynote speaker is James Bridle, the British journalist and artist who focuses on the role of technology in society. His art is exhibited throughout the world and his journalistic pieces have been published in Wired, The Atlantic and The Guardian, for example.


During the programme attention will also be paid to the various Smart Culture- Art and Culture projects, a variety of debates will take place and there will be opportunities for researchers to jointly work on proposals for the Dutch Research Agenda (NWA).


NWO-SIA cordially invites you to participate. You can stay informed by sending an email to

Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden

Smart Culture Conference 2019