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Nightshades: You say potato, I say patata

Open art/science workshop

Part of the HASS-funded project Symbiology Lab: The Arts of Living Together the workshop is the first in a series of events to address questions of form, design, and creativity in the applied biosciences, and to contribute to new ways of thinking about and engaging with the interface between culture and nature in the postgenomic age.

An Egenis, the Centre for the Study of Life Sciences workshop
Date16 December 2013
Time14:00 to 18:00
PlaceDrama Studio, Exeter Phoenix
ProviderEgenis, the Centre for the Study of Life Sciences
Speaker(s)Sandy Knapp (Natural History Museum London); Åsa Sonjasdotter (Academy of Contemporary Art and Creative Writing, Tromsø); Paul Brassley (University of Exeter; Staffan Müller-Wille (University of Exeter); Chair: Steve Hughes (Exeter Emeritus)

Download the workshop poster.

Programme
2.00 - 2.30   Arrival and Welcome

2.30 - 3.00   Paul Brassley: 'King Edward VII and La Belle de Fontenay: A matter of breeding'

3.00 - 3.30   Åsa Sonjasdotter: 'The Order of Potatoes'

3.30 - 4.00   Coffee break

4.00 - 4.30   Staffan Müller-Wille: 'Suspicious and Lurid: How Linnaeus tried to make sense of Nightshades'

4.30 - 5.00   Sandy Knapp: From the Jungle (title tbc)

5.00 - 6.00 Discussion over drinks and nightshade-based nibbles.