Future Human: Art/Science Afterschool Club
Free workshops for 11-16 year olds
Future Human plays with the possible, the probable and the implausible through an exhibition of interdisciplinary artworks, experiments and speculative designs, with an accompanying programme of workshops, demonstrations and talks.
Join the Broad Vision team to creatively explore the potential future of our seas, cities, and bodies. 18-20 June, 3.30-5.30pm. Free. All materials provided.
Future Seas (Coral Reef Repopulation)
Wednesday 18 June, 3.30-5.30pm (ideal age 11-14)
Pollution and climate change are disrupting the delicate balance of life in our seas. Algae and corals that support many marine creatures are being destroyed. This creative workshop combines a fusion of art and science, experimenting with unique ways to 'grow' corals. Combining ink techniques and sculpture, you will repopulate a reef, which will be brought to life using ultra violet light, revealing the fascinating properties exhibited by corals in their natural habitats. Additionally, there will be live demonstrations of magnetic ferrofluid liquids, highlighting geometric shapes formed in nature.
Future Cities (Environment and Technology)
Thursday 19 June, 3.30-5.30pm (ideal age 11-14)
Imagine a city of the future… Will there be smart cars and smart buildings, or will we all be under water? In this workshop we will explore ideas of what cities of the future might become. Using a variety of materials and techniques you will design and build your own cityscape, which will be displayed in the gallery as part of the Future Human exhibition.
Future Humans (Evolution and Adaptation)
Friday 20 June, 3.30-5.30pm (ideal age 14-16)
What would the human species look like if there was no light? If temperatures rose or we lived underwater, how would we evolve or adapt to our changing environment? Using a combination of arts techniques, including 2D and 3D modelling, storyboarding and stop-frame animation, you will explore possible human evolutions and adaptations in response to future environments.
These events are part of the Future Human exhibition and events programme. See: http://broad-vision.info/events/ for more information.
Future Bodies (Decellularisation)
Saturday 21 June, 1-5pm (adults and 11+)
Decellularisation is a process where organs are stripped back leaving only the structure, which could potentially be used as a scaffold for transplant organs. Join London DIY Biohack group ‘The Kitchen’, Dr Mark Clements and Broad Vision students, to learn how artists and scientists are using this new technique, observe a live decellularisation of a heart, and have a go at making artwork with strips of decellularised bacon, dyes and glitter. Let your imagination run wild with a totally new art medium and learn about this amazing biotechnology technique. Book at: decellworkshop.eventbrite.co.uk
Broad Vision is an art/science research and learning programme at the University of Westminster engaging students and academics from diverse disciplines in collaborative exchange and experimentation (www.broad-vision.info). Broad Vision is supported by a Wellcome Trust People Award (www.wellcome.ac.uk).
GV Art gallery, London is the UK’s leading contemporary art gallery which aims to explore and acknowledge the inter-relationship between art and science, and how the areas cross over and inform one another (www.gvart.co.uk ).