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Bio&Art: Biomaterials in Art

ITMO University Saint Petersburg
1 week
Summer / Short course
On campus
Saint Petersburg
06 July 2021 11:00
150 EUR

Program description

Bio&Art: Biomaterials in Art

The Art & Science Summer School at ITMO University offers fascinating lectures and DIY workshops focusing on the innovative fields of Art & Science and Bioart!

Learn about the aesthetic potential of microbial cellulose (MB), vegetal fibers, and philosophical implications of working with biomaterials, growing, hybrid bodies in artistic practice that stands against climate change. Compare laboratory protocols and DIY techniques for cultivating G. hansenii and investigate the aesthetic and design potential of MB. Develop innovative ideas and address issues of sustainability, ethics, and aesthetics of working with living organisms.

Admission requirements

  • Interest in Bioart and Art & Science
  • English Language B1 and higher

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Program content

• Grow microorganisms and apply them in art practices
• Create sustainable biomaterials
• Tackle global challenges and draw attention to them through art

Tuition fees

12000 RUB (~150 euro) per week


2 ECTS per week, ITMO Official Certificate

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About this institute

ITMO University Saint Petersburg

ITMO University Saint Petersburg

ITMO University in St. Petersburg is a recognized leader in optics, photonics and IT. Over the past few years, it has developed from a specialized technical institute into a trailblazer shaping the national education and research policy in Russia. We...

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ITMO University Saint Petersburg

49 Kronversky Pr.
197101 Saint Petersburg

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