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encou(n)ters: Ars Scientia symposium

May 15, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Ars Scientia research cluster launched a collaborative residency program in 2021, bringing together artists and physicists to interrogate the intersections of art and science. Please joins us at UBC Botanical Garden Reception Centre for our 2nd annual research symposium, encou(n)ters, to learn more about residency experiences and engage in interdisciplinary discussions with our participating artist and physicist investigators.

Alongside presentations from Ars Scientia collaborators, we are honoured to invite Kavita Philip for a keynote lecture. UBC’s Research Excellence Cluster program seeded Ars Scientia with the objective of creating programming that fuses the practices of art and science in the emerging field of interdisciplinary research.

Building Momentum, 2-3pm

Opening remarks by Ars Scientia research leads Shelly Rosenblum, Jeremy Heyl and Andrea Damascelli;

Artist Talks by jg mair with Alannah Hallas, and Timothy Taylor.

Experiments in Real Space, 3:15-4:30pm

Introduction and audience participation experience by James Day; Artist Talks by Josephine Lee, Kelly

Lycan + Justine Chambers, and Scott Billings.

Keynote Address: Kavita Philip, 5–6pm

Introduction by Susan Sechrist, Keynote Address by Kavita Philip.

Please join us for a reception following the panels to continue the conversation and enjoy the garden.

Banner photo by Kelly Lycan, index card from Andrew Ng’s research documentation (note created on September 8, 1982 at UBC; from extensive collection of research polaroids and index cards rescued by Kirk Madison; gifted to Kelly Lycan during Ars Scientia Residency, 2021).



May 15, 2023
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm


UBC Botanical Gardens
6804 SW Marine Drive
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4 Canada
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Aditi Adhikari
604 822 3909