GÄSTKRÖNIKA: Science is Art is Science – Moving Across

Did you know that our brain is inhabited by millions of little garbage collectors? Or that the human body contains enough fat to make seven bars of soap? Can you imagine the detrimental effects of fat that is stored in the wrong place? Human biology is fascinating and marvellous. But why would you even care about this information?

Moving Across – Where Art meets Science on 24 November 2019 at 18:00 – 22:00. Venue: Stallet, Stallgatan 7, Stockholm (Metro Kungsträdgården)

We are constantly being challenged by facts and overflowing information to an extent that makes it hard for people to strive for information-based decision making. We believe that this is partly due to the ineffective communication of the importance and relevance of scientific discoveries. Many people have no idea about how research projects are developed and what it takes to make a vaccine reach the market. Even more elusive are the benefits of studying specific proteins of brain cells, aren’t they? We, scientists ourselves, believe that science needs to reach everyone since science is everywhere and affects us all!

If you are not convinced yet, here is another astonishing fact: Did you know that when listening to music your heartbeat will synchronize with the rhythm? Science knows why!

This is the perfect way to communicate science to you, trigger your curiosity, and most importantly inspire you to search for more.

This perfectly illustrates that science is present in our daily lives and points at its interaction with art. Therefore, we set up an event combining science with artistic creations. We thought that this is the perfect way to communicate science to you, trigger your curiosity, and most importantly inspire you to search for more.

At “Moving Across – Where Art meets Science”, happening on 24 November at Stallet, Stockholm, we will shed light on some of the above mentioned questions by presenting science in six engaging flash talks from researchers of different universities in Stockholm. Each of the talks will serve as an inspiration for improvised theatre performances by “Improphilia”.

The second part of the evening is dedicated to the researchers’ delight: Data! A sound engineer will convert scientific data into music and movement, tearing down borders in between science and art.

Mingle to stimulate attendees to engage with the presenting scientists and artists.

The evening will continue with drinks and mingle to stimulate attendees to engage with the presenting scientists and artists. Interested in finding out how fuel-producing bacteria can be most useful for the future? Wondering about the real benefits that physical exercise has for your body and mind? Come and join us at Moving Across!

/David Grommisch, Ana Amaral, Tatiana Alvarez Giovannucci, Jakub Lewicki, Magali Merrien and Sandra Petrus-Reurer


David Grommisch, Ana Amaral, Tatiana Alvarez Giovannucci, Jakub Lewicki, Magali Merrien, and Sandra Petrus-Reurer are researchers at Karolinska Institutet organising the event ”Moving Across”. The event is sponsored by the Karolinska Institutet research network “Tissue and Motion” that brings together scientists and clinicians with a common vision and interest in multidisciplinary research.

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