Barcelona BioMed Forum: Creativity, Science and Art

IRB Barcelona Event Announcement

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Registration is now open for the next
Barcelona BioMed Forum
Creativity, Science and Art

Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Venue: Auditori Antoni Caparrós, Parc Científic de Barcelona, c/ Baldiri Reixac 4-6, Barcelona

Attendance is free, but seats are limited. The deadline for registration is November 2. More information and online registration at
This event will take place in English.

Barcelona BioMed Forum
Creativity, Science and Art

This Barcelona BioMed Forum event aims to explore themes of nature and creativity within a scientific and artistic framework. A distinguished international panel of scientists and artists will gather to discuss questions ranging from such as what is science? What is nature? What is art? What do science and art have in common and how do they differ? What role does creativity play in both areas? Designed to be informative, entertaining and highly interactive, this Forum will involve sessions that range from lectures and debates to exhibitions and creative sessions. See programme below.

The Forum will be preceded on Tuesday, November 10, by a one-day artists-in-residence programme where local artists will be selected to join an IRB Barcelona laboratory and work with our scientists to get a first-hand look at some of the techniques and methodologies used in today’s biomedical research. The goal is to provide the artist with insight into today’s science and inspiration for future projects. Artists chosen to take part in the activities will attend a special reception, open to the public, hosted at the Arts Santa Mònica (La Rambla, 7) in the evening of Wednesday, November 11. If you would like to participate in this programme, please email us.

We look forward to seeing you at the Forum!

Best regards,

Sarah Sherwood
Office of Communciations and External Relations
IRB Barcelona

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

10h Plenary lecture, Martin J. Kemp, Emeritus Professor of the History of Art, Trinity College, Oxford  
11h A conversation between Marta de Menezes, a “bio-artist” who works at the interface between art and biology and Marco Milan, Coordinator of IRB Barcelona’s Cell and Developmental Biology Programme
12h Coffee break (1 hr) and exhibition of a collection of works entitled “Paisatges Neuronals” (Neuronal Landscapes), on loan from Barcelona’s CosmoCaixa museum. The formal exhibition will be complemented by contributions from members of the IRB Barcelona community who are invited to prepare and submit their own works of art
13h Discussion between Jorge Wagensberg (Professor of Physics, University of Barcelona) and Jordi Cervelló (Catalan composer) about the creative process they encountered while composing a symphony based on principles of physics
14h End of activities
19h Artist-in-residence reception at Arts Santa Mònica

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