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Join 2 fabulous artists who work across myriad boundaries as we discuss what LGBT+ History Month means to us

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LGBT+ History Month is a time to celebrate what we can achieve by breaking down barriers. In the past, LGBT+ representation in the sciences has been sparse, and even now our historic contributions may not be recognised; that is changing.

Emily Fong and Kit Kuksenok are 2 artists who know a lot about breaking down barriers. Their work spans disciplines, as they research, play and create between art and science. This conversation event promises to be fun, fascinating, and give an insight into how they, and we, can make our world a more creative, queer place.

Emily Fong is an artist exploring life and death, embodiment and emotion; the experience of existing in a human container. Her artistic practice is underpinned by the observation and communication of the life cycles of living things; growth, mortality and change from the micro to the macro. Over the time of Covid, she has been artist in digital residence at the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research, University of Dundee.

Kit Kuksenok, PhD, is an artist, researcher, and code worker based in Berlin. Their multi-disciplinary research asks: how can the visual practices of scientific work suggest avenues for wider active participation?

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Organiser School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee

Organiser of In Conversation with Emily & Kit

The School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee is a world-class academic institution with a reputation for the excellence of its research (Top University in the UK for the quality of our Biological Sciences research, Research Excellence Framework 2014), its high quality teaching (Teaching Excellence Framework Gold Award, 2017) and student satisfaction (Top 10 in UK, National Student Survey 2018), and the strong impact of its activities outside academia. With 900 staff and postgraduate students from over 50 countries worldwide, the School provides a dynamic, multi-national, collegiate and diverse environment with state-of-the-art laboratory, technology and teaching facilities.

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