We need a new education and research paradigm that helps us to live, work and shape our societies. Current education systems often sideline knowledge emerging from culture and artistic exploration. Are we not becoming poorer in the process if we disregard the contribution of arts and humanities? In times of flux, different critical and artistic stances are needed more than ever - not only in schools, but for a lifetime. How can we break down traditional discipline silos and transition to a STEAM paradigm, putting arts and sciences in dialogue? How can we develop a more holistic approach within research, rather than focussing on solutions as the only valid outcome? How should we respond to ever-increasing amounts of information? And what is the contribution of culture and the arts to these processes?