LASER 13 : Imaginaries in Changing Climates

LASER 13 Hexagram Montreal (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous)  
Cochairs  : Nina Czegledy and Gisèle Trudel

Round table presented during Agentivity·ies,
Hexagram’s 2024 edition of .

Monday March 25 2024  
6 pm – 7:30 pm (UTC-4) 
In English 
Hybrid event

Agora du Cœur des sciences de l’UQAM 
175, Av. du Président-Kennedy 
Tiohtià:ke | Mooniyang | Montréal H2X 3P2 
Situated in a small courtyard, behind the Président-Kennedy Pavilion 
Metro Place-des-arts. Bus 55, 80 
Universal access 

Imaginaries play transformative roles in artistic or scientific practices, by influencing the way ideas can be expressed materially. Imaginaries are actions. They impact how research unfolds, which in turn can operate as cultural critique. 

The focus of LASER 13 is to counter dominant doom-and-gloom discourse about climate change, notwithstanding the urgent need to act in this complex situation. How can concerns, local and global, spatial and temporal, provide imaginative explorations through physical experimentations, enabling boundary processes in each field to be pushed? How do interdisciplinary alliances between fields foster new platforms for challenges, dialogues, and reflections? 


  • Ana Rewakowicz, artist and professor in residence, School of Visual and Media Arts, UQAM
  • Carly Ziter, assistant professor, Department of Biology, Concordia University, Concordia Research Chair in Urban Ecology and Sustainability
  • Martin Beauregard, artist and professor-researcher-creator*, Teaching and Research Unit in Creation and New Media, University of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue 
  • Sandeep Bhagwati, composer and professor* of music, Concordia University, director of matralab


  • Brice Ammar-Kodhja, artist, designer and PhD student*, Concordia University and École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris – Université PSL   
*(Hexagram members)  
Photo credit : Sandeep Bhagwati. Zwitschermusik (Twittering Music for Birds and Humans). June 21, 2022 at 4:45 am. Hobrechtsfelde bei Berlin, Festival Klanglandschaften. Photo: Deniza Popova.

LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening RendezVous) by Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (ISAST) is an international program that brings together artists, scientists, humanists and technologists for informal presentations, performances and conversations with audiences. LASER’s mission is to contribute to the cultural environment of a region by fostering interdisciplinary dialogue and community development opportunities in more than 50 cities on 5 continents.

Hexagram gratefully acknowledges funding from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture.
MÉDIANE, Canada Research Chair in Arts, Ecotechnologies of Practice and Climate Change.