Engagement@Manchester session with Ellen Dowell, creative producer of science engagement, as we explore Einstein’s Garden: Reflections on Creative Engagement with Science.
|Dates:||26 June 2019|
|Times:||13:00 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Office for Social Responsibility|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Alumni, Current University students|
In 2015, the Green Man Festival’s Einstein’s Garden began a Wellcome funded Society Award to experiment with new approaches to creative science engagement. At the end of this award, 12 projects have been produced in partnership with four universities, involving dozens of researchers and in collaboration with creative practitioners including sand sculptors, performers, sound designers, textile artists, architects and puppeteers. These 12 projects have engaged audiences at the Green Man and in many other cultural contexts, including a playground, a city farm, a beach, a market, a beer festival, a book festival and an agricultural show.
This session is an opportunity to discover what learning came out of the Einstein’s Garden Society Award and to inspire your own ideas about creative engagement with science.
Ellen Dowell is a creative producer of science engagement. She works part-time for Imperial College’s National Heart and Lung Institute where she produces a creative engagement programme called The Curious Act. From 2009 until March this year, she worked for the Green Man Festival, establishing, managing, curating and producing Einstein’s Garden, the science, nature and environment area of the festival.
All welcome to this best practice session. No registration required. Do get in touch if you have any queries.
Travel and Contact Information
Michael Smith Building Lecture Theatre
Michael Smith Building