Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Participants will learn through practice-based work to critically reflect on experimental and/or laboratory practices; their meaning and impact within human thinking and potential for the future developments within art, science & technology field

Credits: 5

Schedule: 02.03.2021 - 06.04.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Laura Beloff, Pia Euro

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Laura Beloff, Pia Euro

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


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    Typically, laboratory is understood as a facility that provides controlled conditions in which scientific or technological research, experiments, and measurement may be performed. This definition leaves out artistic experiments, however, during the first decades of the 21st century increasing amounts of artists have begun entering scientific laboratories and using scientific methodologies in their work. Also, many artists consider their studio as a kind of a laboratory, a space for experimentations - systematic, messy and sometimes theoretical.

    This course will take experimentation from the ground up (understood widely from wet-lab to physical computing and to artist studio) as a starting point for practice-based work. In focus are especially topics inherent for the field of art & science, such as: the emergence of hybrid ecology, enhanced humans, modified organisms, artificial and biological life, evolution, intelligence at large - among various others.

    The course welcomes students from different disciplines with an interest in practice-based work and critical reflection. This course has a stronger focus on practice, therefore... It is strongly recommended that students taking this course attend also a parallel lecture-series: Art & Science - Scientific Pathways to Art.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    -Presence: 80% on the course.

    -Constructed artwork, experiment or prototype that is presented - individually or in small groups (recommended).

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contact teaching 42h and 93h independent work


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Will be provided in syllabus

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