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Exhibitions

Zoom In-Explore-Reveal: Summer Skills School

Zoom In-Explore-Reveal Microbiology and Microscopy Summer school Mon – Fri, 10am – 6pm, 15th – 19th July 2019 Our world is full of things invisible to the human eye. Have you ever tried to see the micropatterns of everyday objects? Can you imagine how much life is in a drop of puddle water or a single gram of soil from …

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ASCUS + ScotCHEM ⇌ Catalysing Creativity | June 2019

Are you an artist or designer inspired by science imagery or concepts? Would you like to gain a deeper understanding of molecules, materials, and matter guided by Scotland’s next generation of chemistry innovators? Excitingly, ASCUS Art & Science and ScotCHEM, a ‘strategic collaboration of Scotland’s university chemistry departments’ are collaborating on a unique knowledge exchange/networking opportunity for artists and designers …

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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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ASCUS at British Science Week 2019

The British Science Week (BSW), is run by the British Science Association and is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, that takes place each year, featuring entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages. We are delighted to open up the doors of ASCUS Lab for this year’s BSW to share …

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Snow Science – Artist/Arts Educator Open Call

At ASCUS Art & Science we are delighted to announce that we are currently seeking an artist, arts educator, and/or creative workshop facilitator to collaborate with us and snow science researchers from the University of Edinburgh. This is an exciting opportunity to join the delivery team and to co-develop and to co-deliver a day-long workshop designed to explore and to …

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ASCUS Art & Science at the Festival of Creative Learning 2019

The Festival of Creative Learning 2019 is a year-long festival run by The University of Edinburgh. It focuses on creative learning and innovation and culminates in a curated programme of events every February. We are delighted to open up the doors of ASCUS Lab again for this year’s FCL week long programme of curated events and activities taking place Monday …

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ASCUS Lab at 3 Years

After 6 months in development, upon gaining a people award from The Wellcome Trust, The ASCUS lab opened it’s doors for the first time in February 2016; the biggest step towards our vision to democratise science and a physical space to directly support our aim to foster innovative interdisciplinary investigation and curiosity. To our knowledge it remains Scotland’s first publically …

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