Mysteries in science: an arts-based workshop



When: Monday, 8 April 2024, 10:00-12:00

Where: Shared with confirmed participants, on Wageningen University & Research Campus

How: Registration required - sign up by 1 April 2024: 

Who: Everyone is welcome! This is a Transformative Learning Hub event, and our community of practice that brings together researchers, educators, students, changemakers and activists across different disciplines and fields at Wageningen University and beyond. We're happy to have you with us! With that in mind, we are capping participation in this workshop at 25 people - so be sure to register by 1 April to secure your spot. First come, first serve. We'll be in touch by email to let you know if we can secure a spot for you.

What: The Transformative Learning Hub @ WUR and the Centre for Unusual Collaborations (CUCo) invite you to join this 2nd part of our 3-part series exploring the transformative power of different forms of storytelling, creative expression and writing. In this arts-based workshop, we'll delve into various aspects of how scholars perceive the 'unknown' or 'mysterious'. How do we navigate the unknown and mysterious? What challenges arise in this exploration? Using creative writing, recording, and drawing tools, we aim to transform our thoughts into a collective artwork. No worries if you haven't dabbled in drawing, writing, or recording before - no prior experience is needed to jump in and no preparation is required. 

The workshop will be facilitated by two WUR alumni: Kristina Mau Hansen, sound artist, and Dafni Petratou, painter and illustrator. Their fascination with this topic stems from the observation that science communication often spotlights existing knowledge and that education focuses mainly on knowledge that has already been ‘produced’. Seeing the value in exploring the mysterious, the obscure, and the enigmatic within an academic multidisciplinary context, this collective journey aims to illuminate diverse perspectives, researchers' interests, and, importantly, promises to be a whole lot of fun.