We present ‘Molecular Architectures: towards cross-disciplinary Design in Chemistry’, a creative exploration of collaborative science.
Join us for an immersive workshop, where we will go on a journey to explore the world of molecular chemistry through the eyes of scientists and designers. What does design mean in the context of chemistry? How does creativity connect design and science? What are the similarities between science and design language, methods and processes, and how can these disciplines learn from each other? How might sharing design approaches across artists, designers and scientists lead to new possibilities for molecular design?
The 2-day workshop will be a design-science event, co-developed by ASCUS Art & Science and Dr Amanda Jarvis, molecular chemist from The University of Edinburgh. Hosted by design researcher Paula Nerlich, the workshop will start with creative chemistry demos and experiments. These will guide us to creative exchange sessions in which designers and chemists will explore how design thinking is used in molecular chemistry and diverse design fields. Through discourse and experimental making of communicative pieces, we will turn new thinking into tangible matter to explore and articulate a common language accessible to designers, scientists and artists.
The workshop will act as space to engage in new disciplines, cross boundaries between science and creative design practice and empower both designers and scientists to drive a new future of science that embraces sustainable practices and is informed by creative cross-disciplinary encounters that can drive new collaborative futures in circular, innovative design-science endeavors.
Day 2: 10:00 – 17:30 BST 17th September 2022
You will be asked questions such as:
- Why you are interested in attending and the relevance to your practice/research including one link to at least one relevant piece of work which demonstrates your creative practice/field of work, online or digital (no greater than 2MB in size) OR relevant paper, article, prototype.
- What you will gain from this opportunity and it’s impact on your future work
We are looking for applications from creative practitioners and chemists with a genuine interest in the topics being explored and discussed. Priority will be given to individuals who can demonstrate that this opportunity will be of benefit to them in the context of their creative practice and/or research.
Please make sure you hold the copyrights to all submitted material. ASCUS Art & Science only accepts applications in English for this call. The workshop will be held in English only.
If you have specific requirements, please include these in the form.