CIIE/ASCUS micro-residency starts in Ashworth Laboratories

A new exciting arts and science project teaming up mixed media artists with researchers in infectious diseases starts at the Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution, in Ashworth Laboratories, University of Edinburgh in January. This project has been organised in collaboration with ASCUS Art & Science.

For the micro-residency our artists will spend fourteen days of contact time mingling with the Ashworthians; they will be attending seminars and symposia, visiting labs, discussing the science and socialising during coffee breaks and happy hours. The micro-residencies will end in March culminating in an exhibition at the Edinburgh International Science Festival 2015 (EISF).

Participating Artists: mixed media artist Mark Doyle, filmmaker Anne Milne and multi-disciplinary collaborative duo Jo Hodges & Robbie Coleman.

Artists bios on ASCUS website.

This programme offers an opportunity for artists to engage with current scientific research in a unique interdisciplinary centre which brings together specialists in: infection biology, immunology, genetics, mathematical modelling, epidemiology and evolutionary biology. Artists will be able to interact with scientists in their workspace and are encouraged to collaborate not only with the researchers, but also with each other.

The aim of the CIIE micro-residency is to enable true collaborations and the production of innovative trans-disciplinary outcomes. One of the funding ambitions of CIIE is forging interdisciplinary links. This is enhanced through the partnership with ASCUS, a leading advocate for art-science public engagement and impact.


For more information, interviews or images, contact:

Ms Kasia Kokowska, CIIE Manager

T: 0131 6513683



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