Biodesign: From Inspiration to Integration Symposium

This half-day symposium brought together international artists, designers, scientists and educators for talks, discussions and presentations on topics such as valuing non-human forms of life as collaborators, artistic and scientific modes of inquiry and ethical considerations in bio-art and bio-design practices. The event kicked off a month-long exhibition of the same name and marked the book release of the 2018 edition of Biodesign: Nature + Science + Creativity (MoMA) by exhibition co-curator and symposium speaker William Myers. The symposium took place Friday, August 24 in the Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center/RISD Museum, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI. This collection contains video recordings of the symposium presentations.

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2018
Friday, August 24th
1:00 PM

Biodesign: From Inspiration to Integration | Complete Symposium

Nature Lab, Rhode Island School of design

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center-RISD Museum, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI

1:00 PM - 4:40 PM

Opening remarks by Nature Lab Director, Neal Overstrom

Nature Lab, Rhode Island School of design
Neal Overstrom, Rhode Island School of Design

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center-RISD Museum, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

1:20 PM

Introduction to Biodesign: From Inspiration to Integration by William Myers

Nature Lab, Rhode Island School of design
William Myers

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center-RISD Museum, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI

1:20 PM - 1:40 PM

1:40 PM

Artist Presentation | John McCormack (AUS)

Nature Lab, Rhode Island School of design
John McCormack

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center-RISD Museum, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI

1:40 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

Artist Presentation | Kathy High (US)

Nature Lab, Rhode Island School of design
Kathy High

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center-RISD Museum, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

2:15 PM

Artist Presentation | Emma Conley (US)

Nature Lab, Rhode Island School of design
Emma Conley

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center-RISD Museum, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM

Artist Presentation | Jen Bervin (US)

Nature Lab, Rhode Island School of design
Jen Bervin

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center-RISD Museum, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

2:45 PM

Artist Roundtable Q + A Discussion I

Nature Lab, Rhode Island School of design

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center-RISD Museum, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI

2:45 PM - 3:20 PM

3:20 PM

Artist Presentation | Ani Liu (US)

Nature Lab, Rhode Island School of design
Ani Liu

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center-RISD Museum, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM

3:40 PM

Artist Presentation | Uli Westphal (GER)

Nature Lab, Rhode Island School of design
Uli Westphal

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center-RISD Museum, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI

3:40 PM - 3:55 PM

3:55 PM

Artist Presentation | Megan Valanidas (US)

Nature Lab, Rhode Island School of design
Megan Valanidas

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center-RISD Museum, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI

3:55 PM - 4:10 PM

4:10 PM

Artist Roundtable Q + A Discussion II

Nature Lab, Rhode Island School of design

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center-RISD Museum, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI

4:10 PM - 4:40 PM