News from CRG
The designer Carolin Vogler and scientists at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), part of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), will start a new collaboration bringing together art and science, thanks to the STARTS Residencies programme. The laureates were announced last Thursday, 28th March, during the STARTS Residencies Days, held at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The STARTS (Science, Technology, and the ARTS) Initiative, supported by the Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology of the European Commission, promotes the inclusion of artists in innovation projects. It aims to remove the boundaries between art and engineering to stimulate creativity and innovation.
The purpose of Vogler and CRG collaboration is to create awareness of the natural beauty in life sciences research, and make genetics and genomics more approachable to the public. Vogler will create genome-inspired knitted fashion pieces that will allow translating complex scientific topics into common and nice objects.
The CRG submitted a ‘technology project’ proposal to STARTS Residencies in October last year, in the framework of the EU-funded H2020 ChromDesign project, coordinated by Luciano Di Croce. The main objective of the proposal was the development of visual artwork to illustrate the complex 3D organisation of the human genome over time, and its relevance for the correct functioning of our cells and our body.