2019 Spring Lecture and Workshop series at Bio Builder Lab of FABO , College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University have been held recently. The second open night of biology will be held on Thursday, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. , April 11th, 2019 at the Angry Bird Plaza, College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University. This time the topic focuses on The Art and Design of Sustainable Science (Hypothesis and Experiment Talk Series) and How to Become a Vegetable.
Our human history is a history of niches of technologies that abstract from and interact with the vegetative world surrounding us. In an age where sustainable questions have grown into pressing public issues, how we engage with our floral cousins becomes tantamount. As part of the Art of Sustainable Science, Erik Zepka will introduce the mutualistic relationship between humans and plants and how technology can be involved. Subsequently we will be joined by Spela Petric, a Slovenian artist specializing in the social and scientific problems around plants and ourselves, who will present a series of her works instantiated from Ars Electronica to the Waag Society. Get introduced to the techniques of Plant Science and learn about how art science projects can envision that – sustainability depends on how much you’re willing to become a vegetable.
Špela Petrič is a Slovenian new media artist and scientific researcher based in Amsterdam, NL. She received a PhD in Biomedicine at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and an Advanced Master in Arts from LUCA, Brussels, Belgium. She is a member of Hackteria and winner of the Bio Art & Design award. Her work has been shown at many exhibitions around the world Kapelica Gallery (SI), Touch Me Festival (HR), Pixxelpoint (IT), European Conference on Artificial Life (IT), Playaround (TW), Harvard (US), Ars Electronica (AT), National Center for Biological Sciences (IN), HAIP (SI), Arscope (DE), Mutamorphosis (CZ) and Galleries de la Reine (BE)