Seven themes for the future
NABA’s Faculty has identified Seven Themes for the Future, which the Academy’s research activities and projects will focus on over the next few years:
Everything is social
What is social today and for whom? The Academy intends to reflect on the meaning of this word and its context, between virtual and real, investigating new design scenarios and more contemporary social demands.
NABA's research advances along the trajectories of technological and artistic movements, but also of the migratory ones of the present, investigating movement as a physical principle, real action, mental state and metaphorical plan.
Machine learning is now used in many fields of knowledge. One of the challenges of the future is to understand what forms creative co-design shared between human beings and digital machines will take.
An essential guiding idea leads a multicultural educational institution such as NABA: the desire to implement innovative and inclusive systems and forms of teaching and relations with students.
Theory, critique and artistic execution become tools investigating minority, postcolonial, feminist, gay subjectivities, to decolonise assigned social representations and technologies of genre, to create new imaginaries.
The environment is made up of interdependent elements, thus today we need to think of an oikos that includes the body, machines, work, cultures, animals, to attain a social, psychic and environmental ecology.
The archive becomes a method of investigation and critical reflection, as well as an exhibition format: going beyond disciplinary boundaries, it does not record what happened, but looks at the genealogy of the present.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
The teaching and research activities carried out by the NABA’s Faculty aim to actively contribute to the United Nations Campaign for the Sustainable Development Goals, in accordance with MIUR guidelines, favouring projects related to one or more of the 17 objectives identified.