An evening on the 23rd May 2018 exploring, facilitating and initiating collaborations between scientists, artists, creatives, academics and curious organisms of all varieties. We will be investigating public engagement opportunities across sectors, debating their value and hopefully fostering some new collaborative projects.

Leading the evening is Charlotte Jarvis, an artist who collaborates with scientists and lectures at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College. Charlotte has seen her own heart beat outside of her body, grown her own cancer in a dish and recorded music onto DNA.

The event is being held at the Digital Humanities Hub at the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2SD from 17:45 to 21:00.

To avoid disappointment we kindly request that you register (for free) as places are limited, click here to register.

Evening Schedule:

5.45pm – 6.00pm: Arrivals
6.00pm – 6.45pm: Art, Science, Death and Bubbles: Charlotte will introduce the field of art / science collaborations and present some terrific and terrible case studies.
6.45pm – 8.00pm: Workshop: Participants will work in thematic groups to come up with rough public engagement proposals. Each group will be a mixture of scientists and artists linked by their interests. Charlotte will facilitate the ideation and development of ideas through design methodology. Participants will be asked to discuss what is wondrous and world changing about their topics – what is fascinating to them and what will fascinate others – and build porto-projects around these discussions.
8.00pm – 8.40pm: Feedback and development: As a whole group we will discuss some of the project proposals and lay out what the next steps would be to getting them off the ground, finding funding and maintaining healthy collaborations.
8.40pm – 9.00pm: Free Networking with drinks etc. A chance to meet more people across disciplines and plot future projects.

WORLDS COLLIDE is open to:

  • University of Birmingham researchers from the arts, humanities and sciences. All Colleges are welcome.
  • Artists, creative practitioners, and cultural organisations working outside of the University.

Please note: This event is not open to professional services staff at the University unless they work in a brokering role, please contact engage@contacts.bham.ac.uk if you have queries