Cross pollinations: Art meets Science

As part of 100 years Wageningen University & Research, art and science meet in a creative encounter. Around a range of Wageningen topics, PhD students team up with art students from the Design Academy Eindhoven and the Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam.

Organised by 100 years WUR

Mon 1 January 2018 until Tue 31 July 2018

Venue Wageningen Campus

The goal of this “cross pollination” project is an exchange of insights between the artist and scientist and to learn from each other’s perspectives. At the end, a work of art, a piece of research or an as of yet unknown type of intervention is presented by the art student together with the PhD student, informed by and responding to the work and interests of both.

Scientists and artists have a lot in common: they experiment, reflect, explore and wonder at the world around us. Fascination and curiosity are the basis of the practice of scientists as well as artists. Having said that, artists can afford to work more intuitively and learn-by-doing, while scientists may (think they) follow more structured ways of working. In total 20 PhD students teamed up with arts students from Eindhoven and Amsterdam.
Curious about the different points of view and how this ended up in an artistic expression? Watch the video on the use of insects for food and feed.

The object allows us to reflect on the way we look at the world
Clemens Driessen

There are two series of cross pollinations. The first one in collaboration with the departments of DesignLAB and Jewellery-Linking Bodies of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy has already past. Click here to view the artistic results. The second session with the department Food/Non-Food of the Design Academy Eindhoven is still in progress; probably at the end of June.

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