Bio-Art, Ethics, and Engagement (2013-2014)

Image from Bioartist Anna Dumitriu’s exhibition The Romantic Sickness at the Waag, Amsterdam, 2014Scientists, policy makers, and social theorists acknowledge a current crisis in the public understanding of science, with significant consequences for policy and practice. This project analyses innovative approaches to science communication and engagement at the Waag Society, Amsterdam, and contextualizes these approaches within the history of science communication strategies, focusing on Bio-Art interventions to improve dialogue amongst all stakeholders and to foster empathy for competing points of view. Funded by CIRCA, University of Amsterdam. Researcher: Louis Buckley, Supervisor: Dr. Manon Parry