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NaturArchy: Synocene workshop

Synocene - Beyond the Anthropocene is a half-day workshop located in the Sonian Forest, a natural site included in Nature 2000 (network of nature protection areas in the territory of the European Union).

The workshop consists of two parts:

  1. a one-hour walk, during which Marina Wainer and Sam Nester invite the public to listen, observe and engage with the local woodland in new ways and
  2. a creative workshop in the Community Hall where the public will have the opportunity to use online artificial intelligence platforms to imagine new ways in which humans, the natural world, and technology come together.

This fun, family-friendly activity is FREE and open to all ages and experiences. 


Through this event, the public will have the opportunity to contribute to a new public sound art installation that will be featured at iMAL as part of the NaturArchy exhibition.

After the workshop, all participants are welcome to visit the exhibition, which is exceptionally free on Saturday!

In practice

There will be two workshops on May 25th, one between 10:00-13:00 and one between 15:00-18:00.

They will be conducted in French and English.

Meeting point of for the tour will be: Gemeenschapscentrum Wabo, Avenue Delleurlaan 39, 1170 Brussels

For registration please contact, indicating which session you would like to attend and how many people.

For more information please feel free to email 

Marina Wainer

Marina Wainer is a Paris-based multidisciplinary artists. Her work, often results from transdisciplary collaborations with researchers and scientists and transits many forms and mediums. After studying dance, video art and new media, she turned towards the creation of interactive installations. Placing audience participation in the heart of her work, her works are considered as sensitive experiences where the engagement of the body constitutes the essential element.

Sam Nester

Sam Nester is an Australian-born trumpet player, composer, and sound artist based in New York. He is currently the artist-in-residence at the Center for Genomics & Systems Biology at NYU Abu Dhabi, exploring the intersection of art and science through interdisciplinary collaborations and creative projects with scientists whose research focuses on environmental adaptation and sustainability.


This event is organized by the SciArt Resonances initiative of the European Commission Joint Research Centre in collaboration with the Natura 2000 Network and DG environment.

NaturArchy is produced by the SciArt project of the European commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), with iMAL.

Supported by the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.