Past Events

Art & Science on a Postcard 2020

Brought to you by ASCUS Art & Science and InterSci in collaboration with the Festival of Creative Learning 2020 and Forest Cafe, Art & Science on a Postcard is a networking and hands-on workshop for artists and scientists to exchange knowledge and ideas and get creative with science. Art & Science on a Postcard 2020 What happens when 5 artists …

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Biofabricating Frankenstein’s tales: Talk by Oron Catts

We are delighted to welcome renowned bio artist Oron Catts for an exclusive talk about his fascination with tissue engineering and regenerative biology and his project focusing on the story of Frankenstein. Image credit: Vessels of Care and Control -the Compostubator (2019) by the Tissue Culture & Art Project (Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr) Biofabricating Frankenstein’s Tales Artist and Scientist …

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Resist? or Coexist? An Exploration of Antimicrobial Resistance

For World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019, we will explore the issue of our times, Anti Microbial Resistance (AMR) through discussion, creativity and meeting ASCUS Lab’s own collection of microbes. Workshop Details The Workshop In ASCUS Lab, led by medical anthropologist Iona Walker of the BEYOND RESISTANCE Network, we will encourage imaginative and creative thinking around AMR and our relationship with …

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Art & Science on a Postcard Oct 19 Midlothian Science Festival

After 2 successful renditions, we are bringing Art & Science on a Postcard to Midlothian Science Festival this Autumn.  In partnership with InterSci, this is a networking and hands-on workshop connecting artists and scientists, encouraging the exchange of knowledge and ideas and to get creative with science. Workshop Booking Details The success of this event depends on an equal numbers of …

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BHF Work of Heart Fringe Workshop: Lub Dub: Sense the Beat

ASCUS Art & Science are teaming up with BHF Scotland for 1 day only at this years Edinburgh Fringe 2019. With BHF funded researchers and a visual artist, we are delighted to present ‘Lub Dub: Sense the Beat,  a FREE workshop as part of  BHF series, ‘Work of Heart.’ We’re packing up our art-science tools and making over BHF Scotland …

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Find – Grow – See Microbiology Beginners Course 2019

Find – Grow – See Microbiology Beginners Course 6.30pm – 9.00pm, Wednesdays, 16th Oct – 13th Nov 2019 Did you know there is more life is in a drop of puddle water or a single gram of soil from your garden than there are people on the whole planet? Join us and get familiar with this universe of hidden creatures …

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Natural / Synthetic / Emergent: Crystallography Workshop

Wednesday 8th May, 10am to 12.30pm, ASCUS Lab In association with RAFT, a tech-art research network based in Edinburgh College of Art, ASCUS Art & Science are hosting a fascinating crystallography workshop in ASCUS Lab next week. Students from the University of Edinburgh will create microscopic crystalline compositions and gain insight into the natural and synthetic crystals that exist all …

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Metamorphosis | 2019 Edinburgh Science Festival Exhibition

Launch Special Event: Fri 5th April | 6.30 -8.30pm Exhibition Sat 6th April–Sun 19th May (Not Mon & Tues) | 11am–6pm Metamorphosis explores the Anthropocene connecting it to the fashion world, the environment and biotechnology. It explores what the status of us as humans is now after centuries of engineering the environment around us. Co curated by Summerhall Visual Arts …

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ASCUS Art & Science at Edinburgh Science Festival 2019

Our inspiring partnership with Summerhall Visual Arts and the newly rebranded, Edinburgh Science Festival has produced a brilliant offer this year. We have a fascinating exhibition and programme of events and workshops in store. This year’s festival is inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings and the theme Frontiers, exploring the boundaries of knowledge and the spirit of …

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Bio-Design Lab: One Weekend to Imagine Future Bio-Innovation

With the aim to challenge and inspire the world’s next innovative and creative minds, the University of Edinburgh’s School of Biological Sciences and Edinburgh College Art are delighted to launch ‘Bio-Design Lab’, a two day workshop in ASCUS Lab at Edinburgh’s creative hub Summerhall. Bio-Design Lab Saturday & Sunday, 4th & 5th May 2019 Open to 20 students studying biology …

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