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 18th – Friday 22nd February 2019.

Check out our fantastic workshops below and book now so that you don’t miss out!

ASCUS Lab at the Festival of Creative Learning 2019

People, Soils, Microbes: The Evolution of Inhabited Landscapes

When: 3-5:30pm & 6:30-9pm, Monday 18th February
Where: ASCUS Lab, Summerhall
Tickets: £5/4* (booking required)  Book Here

How do we make our home in an ever-changing world, teeming with living and non-living things? Join us in a hands-on exploration of thousands-of-years-old archaeological sediments that embody histories of long-inhabited landscapes, and of the unseen, often forgotten microorganisms that mediate landscape processes and keep our ecosystem healthy and happy.

Our Tiny Non-Humans: Meet the Microbes that Shape Our World

When: 3-5:30pm & 6:30-9pm, Thursday 21st February
Where: ASCUS Lab, Summerhall
Tickets: £5/4 (booking required)  Book Here

Explore what we know about why bacteria and viruses are difficult to kill, otherwise known as Anti Microbial Resistance (AMR). Through discussion and exploration of these microbes, discover resistance for yourself and how it relates to our world today. Led by medical anthropologist Iona Walker of the BEYOND RESISTANCE Network, architect Nikoletta Karastathi and clinician and researcher Dr Tandogdu.

The Hidden Life of Crystals

When: 3-5:30pm & 6:30-9pm, Friday 22nd February
Where: ASCUS Lab, Summerhall
Tickets: £5/4 (booking required)  Book Here

Come and create your own microscopic crystalline compositions under the guidance of molecular biologist and crystallography artist Waad Albawardi. Learn more from soft matter physicist, Carmen Morcillo Perez about the physics behind the different crystals that emerge.


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