Partnerships & Projects

Snow Shift: Reimagining Snow Data Artist/Designer Workshop

We present ‘Snow Shift: Reimagining Snow Data’, a creative look at the ‘science’ of snow. Join us for a different kind of ‘snow day’, one where you will spend time immersed in snow science with a visual artist and experts in the field. What does research into snow look like? What are the tools used? In what parts of the …

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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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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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Art & Science on a Postcard | Jan 2019

Brought to you by ASCUS Art & Science and InterSci and in collaboration with the Festival of Creative Learning 2019, Art & Science on a Postcard, is a networking and hands-on workshop for artists and scientists to exchange knowledge and ideas and to get creative with science. Art & Science on a Postcard Dates Pre Workshop Mixer: Saturday 19th January …

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Beyond Resistance | An Interdiscplinary Network…

by Iona Walker INTRODUCTION TO THE NETWORK BEYOND RESISTANCE is an interdisciplinary network spanning the arts, sciences and social sciences to investigate, explore and find solutions to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR). BEYOND RESISTANCE brings together people who are asking the same questions in different ways. By sharing knowledge, building relationships and working collaboratively, the BEYOND RESISTANCE Network hopes to inspire …

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Art and Science on a Postcard | 2018

Come Join us in ASCUS Lab for Art & Science on a Postcard, a networking and hands-on workshop for artists and scientists. This workshop is brought to you by ASCUS, InterSci and in collaboration with Pint of Science and their Creative Reactions initiative. Art & Science on a Postcard 10:00am-12:30pm & 1:00pm-3:30pm Sat 28th Apr 2018 This is a collaborative & creative exchange …

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Artists in the Field

Artists in the Field Artists in the Field is a new ASCUS initiative placing artists as scientific fieldwork assistants. With Artists in the Field, ASCUS aims to break down the barriers between disciplines, creating time, space and opportunity for artists and scientists to be immersed in each other’s practices. The initiative provides the opportunity for artists to be involved in …

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LIVE: Primordial Soup

Primordial Soup – An evolving exhibition In April 2015, for the Edinburgh International Science Festival, The Number Shop (TNS) studio member artists will develop new work in response to dialogues with invited scientists in partnership with ASCUS Art & Science. The project aims to ask questions and to promote debate and constructive reactions through vibrant and experimental art. Some works …

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