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LEAP Lab: Living Experiments in Arts-Science Practice to Re-imagine Sustainability

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The LEAP Lab project asks: How can we go beyond existing ways of engaging with artistic and scientific practice for imagining and creating sustainable societies?

This innovative project is funded by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge and will run for two years from October 2024.

Artistic and scientific practice appear different on the surface, but these two ways of knowing and engaging with the world are entangled in many ways. LEAP Lab uses participatory arts-based research methods to explore entanglements between artistic and scientific practice to re-imagine sustainable futures.

We will develop and apply a series of innovative arts-science techniques, and draw lessons from this experience to support research, teaching and practice. Working with a wide range of partners across the arts and sciences, we will also investigate new ways of organising art-science relationships and institutions.

Our work will be structured within three experiments, which will each use a series of participatory workshops to explore different forms of entanglement between artistic and scientific practice.

To learn more or get involved, contact Sarah Royston: [email protected]