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SHAPE-ID Collaborating on River Time Initiative

SHAPE-ID is pleased to collaborate on this exciting art-science initiative from swissnex, led by artist, writer and philosopher Jonathan Keats.

River Time is a multifaceted civic initiative intended to bolster public appreciation of river systems – and people’s understanding of their significance as climate indicators – by enlisting rivers as timekeepers.

Register for the event on 16 November here 

River Time is also a case study in art-and-science collaboration, which will serve as the basis for research on interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research by the Transdisciplinarity Lab at ETH Zurich (Switzerland).

Drawing on insights from SHAPE-ID, with the involvement of SHAPE-ID Research Fellow Dr Bianca Vienni Baptista of ETH Zurich, as well as Stephanie Vasko, Managing Director for the Center for Interdisciplinarity at Michigan State University, and Julie Decker, Director/CEO of the Anchorage Museum in Alaska, the discussion will address the urgent need for more collaborative work embracing interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research across and between all disciplines, asking in particular how the arts and humanities can be activated by scientific questions and deployed to address scientific questions of relevance to the present.

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