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Artiscience Library Tour with Colin Sanderson – Historical and Contemporary Relations between Arts and Sciences

Colin Sanderson (UK) / Artiscience Library (UK)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 6:00 pm - 7:20 pm
All times are given in Central European Time (CET / UTC +1).
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artiscience: n., 1. the theory and practice of integrating and harmonising (the) art(s) and (the) science(s); 2. the study and knowledge of relations between (the) art(s) and (the) science(s); between artists and scientists. Hence, artiscient: adj. exhibiting or practising artiscience.

Moderation: Natalia Ellingham

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Historical and Contemporary Relations between Arts and Sciences

Recognising the “complex of complex dynamic challenges” facing humanity, how can individuals presently orientate themselves in this sometimes confused and confusing, ever-changing world? Colin Sanderson opens Edinburgh’s Artiscience Library to international visitors, challenging them, not unlike Janus, to look both backwards and forwards from our present at how links between Arts and Sciences create a flow of ideas by which we may (be inspired to) navigate towards the future.

FRI, 11.09.2020, 18:00 – 18:40 (CET | UTC +2) Artiscience Library Tour with Colin Sanderson
FRI, 11.09.2020, 18:40 – 19:20 (CET | UTC +2) Q & A with Colin Sanderson

Video Recording

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Colin Sanderson, Director of the Artiscience Library, interviewed by Malcolm Jamieson

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Project Credits / Acknowledgements

Paul Maguire, Videography
Natalia Ellingham, Moderation and Curatorial Assistant to the Artiscience Library
Bianka Hofmann, International Advisor


Credit: Colin Sanderson

Colin Sanderson
Colin Sanderson, studied Zoology and Botany at the University of St Andrews, graduating in 1973. He then followed the “Cours de Civilisation Française” at the Sorbonne, before returning to University to take up the study Art History, first at the University of Edinburgh, then at the Courtauld Institute, London. His topic of research was “Naum Gabo, Art & Science”. On returning to Scotland, in 1988 he became Director of ASCENT, a programme of Scottish Sculpture Trust, in 1995 turning it into a separate charity entitled “The Association for Art, Science, Engineering & Technology.” This was formally wound up in 2007. Since 2011, with his library, The Artiscience Library, he has been hosted by one of the largest Edinburgh venues, Summerhall, the former Royal (Dick) Veterinary College, returning to a place of biological study.