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Science and Art: Collaborating to Communicate

Workshop
2 October 2014, 10am
at The James Hutton Institute's Living Field Garden
for students
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Professor Geoff Squire will be discussing ‘The Living Field and sustainable farming for future food security,’ and Jean Duncan, CECHR’s artist in residence, will give a short presentation on how the visual arts and public engagement can influence understanding in climate change research. There will be a group activity led by Jean to try out ways of communicating an idea visually. Participants will gather objects from the garden ‘The Living Field’ to create a large scale image, narrative or collage to represent the Living Field and food security in the future.

After lunch there will be an activity focussing on sharing research stories and exploring a range of ways to communicate ideas. Students will be encouraged to work with a partner from a different discipline and, through a variety of techniques, find a greater understanding of each other’s research. Students should have some aspect of their research that they would like to discuss and share for this exercise.

Please register for this event before the 29 September by following this link.

Everyone attending will meet at the Reception Area of the James Hutton Institute in Invergowrie at 10am. Please contact cechr@dundee.ac.uk if you require more information about the workshop.

CECHR, the Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience, is a collaboration between the James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee examining environmental change and how society can react to it. The Centre brings together researchers from many different disciplines including plant sciences and ecosystems, environmental research, geography, law, engineering, life sciences and other areas.


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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.