We would like to invite you to our colloquium, “Fostering Synergy: Combining Science and Art to Communicate with the Public – Lessons from the Project ¡vamos, simbiosis!” on November 21st at 13:00 (CET).
The interdisciplinary project ¡vamos, simbiosis! uses science-inspired artworks to emotionally connect with people and encourage action in preserving the Mediterranean Sea, which is used as an example to communicate the importance of healthy ecosystems for combating climate change and maintaining well-being and economic stability. This project emerged from a partnership between molecular biology and arts and aims to bridge the gap between science and society. Recognizing the severe threats to the environment, particularly the oceans, caused by human impact, the project seeks to understand the symbiotic connection between humans and the sea in the past and present. Prof. Dr. Annika Guse and Dr. Stephanie Guse will speak about the project itself, its outcomes, and innovative approaches to communicating with the public.
Prof. Dr. Annika Guse is a Professor at the Biology Department at Ludwigs-Maximilans-Universität München. She has a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Vienna, and in her research she aims to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying coral symbiosis as the basis for adaptation to environmental in the past, present and future.
Dr. Stephanie Guse is an interdisciplinary artist addressing societal issues. She studied fine art and communication design at the Braunschweig University of Fine Arts and at the Städelschule Frankfurt am Main. In 2015 she completed a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Art on Thinking Hands, a collaborative drawing method she designed, at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.
This is an online event carried out in English. However, questions in German are also welcomed. We look forward to your participation in our lively after-talk discussion! Please register here in advance: https://lmu-munich.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Asf-mgrzktHNNZ9R1sgMGM1O6ij34ZOaz-
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