At ASCUS we have 10 years of experience working with artists and scientists at different stages of their career, exploring the space between disciplines with the aim of opening up new ways of looking at, talking about and seeing the world around us. Through the lab we want to celebrate and highlight the creative approaches that are essential for the progression of both fields and working with you, the researchers doing the research, is key to doing this in a ‘real’ and meaningful way!
The brain is the coordinating centre of our mental processes and physical actions. In this workshop, which took place on the 1st of September, in the ASCUS Lab, we explored brain sections under the microscope together with the neuroscientists Dr Idoia Quintana and Kai Boon Tan. We learned about their research and how the different parts of the brain communicate through hands on microscopy. This was followed by an image making activity based around the vital process of staining the brain, exploring different techniques to mirror how these stains might move through the brain and what they represent in terms of brain function and connectivity.
Why do audiences attend art-science events and workshops, what do they experience and how does this support new ways to build understanding of and appreciation for both disciplines? On the day we found out how to collaborate with the ASCUS lab to engage the public with our research through innovative and creative workshops!
Event co-organised by Roser Bastida, ASCUS Lab and SRUK.