Can we communicate science to a broader audience using art? Is science lost in translation?
A team of scientists from INAR (Institute of Atmosphere and Earth System Research of University of Helsinki) and Finnish Meteorological Institute and artists from Helsinki Urban Art worked together to bring climate science to the streets using urban art.
They co-designed a public wall that joins climate research, art and literary symbols of Alice in Wonderland. The finished Climate Wall is painted in Alppila (Kotkankatu 5), and includes the twitter address of the research institute so you can ask scientists questions anytime!
We welcome you to the public inauguration of the Climate Wall! The team of artists and scientists will discuss the trans-disciplinary work to go from graphs to mural, and open the discussion on merging science and art projects.
Welcome to join our discussion! We speak English and Finnish.
Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 13:00-15:00
Töölönlahdenkatu 4, 00100 Helsinki
13:00 - 14:00 -- Public presentation the Climate Wall and open discussion on the importance of science-art projects.
13:30-15:00 -- Children's art workshop: "The Art of Asking Questions", led by art educator Arlene Tucker.
-----About the Art Workshop------
‘The Art of Asking Questions’ gives people of all ages to make art out of the unknown, to combine art with science, and to open dialogue about our personal questions regarding the environment and climate change. Your questions will fuel the artistic process and in turn, a scientist will answer your question. The workshop will use elements of graphic design and the creation of fonts as a means to make art, make your voice heard and feed your curiosity.
Arlene Tucker is an artist and educator currently based in Joutsa, Finland.