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YAL and JUL Science Meets Art Exposition | 11 June 2024 | 15:00-18:00 | Lipsius, Leiden University (Leiden)

June 11 @ 15:00 - 18:00

Join ReCNTR for the final event of the Young Academy Leiden (YAL) and Jong Universiteit Leiden (JUL)’s  Spring of Art and Science!  



15:00-16:00: Plenary session: featured creators/researchers discuss their pieces

16:00-18:00: Exposition: time to explore the exhibits

18:00 onward: Informal drinks (off program)  

Event Description


As part of their ongoing Seasons of Interdisciplinarity, YAL and JUL’s  Spring of Art and Science explores intersections between academic inquiry and artistic production. In collaboration with LIACS Mediatechnology and ReCNTR, this exhibition aims to highlight works that employ multimodal approaches which challenge conventional notions of knowledge production and artist expression.

The exhibition provides an opportunity to explore examples of multimodality in practice and a chance to interact with artists and researchers at Leiden university working at this intersection.

More information can be found here.


The event will feature the work of two of ReCNTR’s Directors, Mark Westmoreland and Cristiana Strava.


Mark Westmoreland: Broken Ground: Expanding Landscapes

A photo-essay that recounts a collaborative research project in northern Ghana that uses kite aerial photography to introduce new environmental perspectives. Eschewing the technocentric use of drones, the Broken Ground team adopted a more participatory and playful method for creating aerial perspectives that emphasizes community engagement. This shared process fosters generative ways of understanding the complicated relationship between the wounded history of particular places and the aspirations made possible by transforming the material world into resources.  

Cristiana Strava: Ori Mi Pe – Good Fortune

A 12 minute video about a women’s weaving cooperative in Nigeria produced as part of the Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab between 2007-2009. The video offers an experimental and critical response to histories of ethnographic filmmaking and tries to deconstruct the colonialist, paternalist gaze of earlier representations of ‘exotic others’.  

The event is free but registration is required due to limited space. Please register here.   


Image Credit: Mark Westmoreland from Photo essay ‘Broken Ground: Expanding Landscapes’


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Leiden, 2311 BD Netherlands
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