The New Normal
chaired by Haniffa Lab @ Newcastle University
Wednesday 22 July 2020
16.30 - 17.30 BST, hosted on Web-Ex
The Human Cell Atlas: ArtSci Salon series of conversations and provocations aim to explore ways to improve the value and trust people place in pioneering scientific research by fostering opportunities to develop new ways of thinking, new modes of seeing and new contexts for doing between artists, scientists and diverse communities across the UK and beyond.
About this series: Human Cell Atlas: ArtSci Salons is an online space that aims to bring artists together with scientists working on the Human Cell Atlas initiative through critical dialogue, cross-disciplinary exchange, networking and collaboration. Through a curated series of flexible and experimental online discussions and public conversations, we will welcome our ArtSci community, partners, collaborators, colleagues, friends and anyone else who would like to join us to share their thoughts and help shape a post-pandemic future in which scientists, artists and wider society can thrive.
ArtSci Salon I: The New Normal - Chaired by Haniffa Lab @ Newcastle University
Wednesday 22 July 2020, 16.30 - 17.30 BST, hosted on Web-Ex
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ArtSci Salon I is inspired by the question of “What is it to be ‘normal?’. The Human Cell Atlas works primarily on understanding ‘normal’ tissue and then understanding how changes from this can lead to disease. But ‘normal’ is an abstract concept that means different things to different people, making it difficult to define. ‘The New Normal’ explores the notion of normality within the context of the current COVID-19 global pandemic. We bring researchers from across the Human Cell Atlas project together with artists to help us navigate what has become an increasingly fluid and contentious topic and discuss where a post-pandemic understanding of normality might lead us.
Muzlifah Haniffa, Issac Goh, Bayanne Olabi, Paul Klenerman, Rhiannon Armstrong
boredomresearch, Tibor Zoltan Kovacs
Live illustrator: Nate Stirling