|Fundación Épica La Fura dels Baus is a non-profit organization driven by La Fura dels Baus that offers a multidisciplinary learning environment geared towards the performing arts, establishing a relationship between Humanities, Art, Science and Technology. The central idea of the Epica method is learning through the hybridization of talents. Épica is born out of the knowledge developed throughout more than 40 years of experience by La Fura dels Baus. Thanks to its application, the Foundation aims to project a center that reunites the generation of new disruptive ideas, the validation of new technologies, scientific theories, etc., through creative projects that allow knowledge transfer to society. The work of Épica is focused on the following objectives: • To promote solidarity and creative thinking in the performing arts, through the interaction of different groups and the introduction of new scientific and technological elements, contributing to the definition of the future culture. • To train young people and vulnerable groups in society, fostering their capacities focused on the XXI and their social and occupational insertion. • To promote society’s attention towards performing arts and culture. • To create a channel for the exchange of ideas and knowledge between the fields of research, innovation, and art on one hand, and citizens, on the other. • Boosting innovation and research processes between Humanities, Science and Technology, by using Arts as the main vehicle, In order to accomplish these objectives, Épica organize different activities and workshops always based on knowledge transfer, research and collective work with different groups, locally and internationally.
Our method is articulated around specific projects that last from 2 weeks to 6 months approximately and are always developed with a public exhibition in mind. Épica Foundation works on two key areas: the R+D+I area and social inclusion area. Through the R+D+I area, Épica aims to complement the research development with different pilot tests, real-scenario experiments, the creation of prototypes of creative, technological, and scientific products and services. Thanks to the multidisciplinary environments set during the training, these prototypes can be devised, improved, and complemented with the help of the scientific and technological team involved.