As a highly international community, the program of FEMeeting 2022 “FEMeeting: Women in Art, Science and Technology” includes 95 presentations by 109 speakers from 27 countries as well as other activities to encourage communication among its participants. Taking place from 12 to 17 September 2022, the third conference has its kick-off in Lisbon, at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, and continues its program in the city of Évora, hosted in the Convento de São Bento de Castris and the Fundação Eugénio de Almeida.
FEMeeting is driven by the desire to develop and promote a more direct collaboration at the level of artistic and research projects between all individuals who identify with the female gender. The conference aims to disseminate projects being undertaken by women worldwide and, as a result, to contribute to the development of art-science research methodologies and to the growth of cooperation strategies that can increase knowledge sharing and bring communities closer. To facilitate personal networking, most of the program is organized as closed sessions, only to the conference speakers, but the program also includes, in the first day in Lisbon and the last day in Évora, two public sessions that aim to encourage participation and attendance among all individuals interested in the topics of the conference independently of their gender.
Launched in 2017, the idea behind the conference “FEMeeting: Women in Art, Science and Technology” was orchestrated by the Portuguese artist Marta de Menezes and scholar Dalila Honorato. Alike the two first FEMeetings, FEMeeting 2022 is co-organized in Portugal by FEMeeting, Cultivamos Cultura and Direcção Regional de Cultura do Alentejo, this year with the support of Fundação Eugénio de Almeida (PT) and Intellect (UK) and in partnership with Ionian University (GR), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (USA), University of California Los Angeles (USA), Aalto University (FI), Universidade Nacional Autonoma do México (MX), Windsor University (CA), University of Western Australia (AU), I3S – Institute of Health Innovation and Research (PT), Science for Change (ES) and Leonardo/Olats (FR).
This time the organization of FEMeeting 2022 aims the debut of part of the conference proceedings in the peer-reviewed journal Technoetic Arts and is integrating its open event in Lisbon in the LASER series, with the support of Leonardo/ISAST and as part of the project Blend, a collaboration in the field of art, science and medicine between Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon, Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes and Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte – Hospital de Santa Maria with Ectopia Experimental Art Laboratory.