Workshop #18
Survival vs Resilience


Do you want to take part in a creative process between art and science?

Have you heard of the survival of the fittest?

Of evolutionary life?

Of eugenics?

Of “natural selection”?

Are you interested in anticipating society’s future?

Would you like to face scientific challenges?


Survival vs Resilience is a new workshop that will take place at the Foundation’s headquarters in BadalonaThe project is in collaboration with research groups from the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, HLRS and IDIBELL, among others.


In addition to the researchers, 30 people will be able to participate in the workshop: artists, scientists and technologists, especially those with multidisciplinary and hybrid profiles who want to be part of a disruptive and innovative experience.  



Adaptation, endurance, improvement, eugenics, disease, failure, downfall, poverty. Ultimately, Survival vs Resilience is the fundamental concept of the workshop which will culminate in a final performance based on scientific experiments and challenges created by the invited researchers.


More than being a space for a cocreation regarding performing arts, this workshop is a laboratory. Invited experts and scientists will develop their studies and research during both the public presentation and the creative process. When participating, you will become part of an experiment. We will extract and study data about the immediate response, group collaboration, leadership, active participation, excellence, innovation, effort, etc. 


It will be two intensive weeks in which, together with Épica, actions and proposals will be developed in order to design a performance that meets all the scientific challenges. The main objective is to prove the role of art in R&D&I processes, together with science and technology.

Open Call - Deadline expired

— Workshop dates: from 11th to 24th July 2022. 

— Schedule: Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm. The schedule may be more intense during the last days of the workshop. 

— Location: Physical, facilities of the Fundación Epica La Fura dels Baus, Badalona.

30 grants available (includes training expenses; not including per diem, transport and accommodation expenses). 

— Profiles: The call is aimed at artists, scientists and technologists, especially those multidisciplinary and hybrid minds that want to be part of a disruptive and innovative experience.  

— Full availability is required. 


Registration period: Term expired.

Required documentation for registration: 

Participation in the workshop is restricted to physical persons, not being necessary to prove previous knowledge. The following documentation was required: 

Personal data: full name, date of birth, ID, email. 

Curriculum Vitae with updated photo (maximum 2 pages, .pdf format). 

Motivation letter (maximum 2 pages, .pdf format)

— Optional, it will be positively assessed by awarding one more point in the candidate’s final evaluation: Presentation video of 3 minutes maximum in which you must answer the following questions: 

           — Who are you?      

           — What do you normally do?    

           — What can you contribute? (from your experience, your knowledge, your studies)

           — How/What do you want to contribute (your dreams, curiosities, what you don’t normally do but would like to do)?

           — What do you imagine you can get out of your participation in the experience?


from 11th to 24th July 2022. 


Physical, Fundació Èpica La Fura dels Baus Carrer Velázquez, 52, Badalona



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