Exhibition Quebec Center for Biodiversity Science

QCBS Symposium 2018

“it is the tension between creativity and skepticism that has produced the stunning and unexpected findings of science” 

-Carl Sagan, Astrophysicist  

“Art and nature shall always be wrestling until they eventually conquer one another so that the victory is the same stroke and line: that which is conquered, conquers at the same time.”   

-Maria Sibylla Merian 

Both art and science uses observation and experimentation, seeking to understand aspects of the complex world around us. Despite this common ground, the disciplines are too often separated by boundaries that are difficult to overcome. Even though pioneer scientists, like Maria Sibylla Merian and Leonardo da Vinci have combined artistic practices since the beginnings of scientific discoveries. Recently, the term STEAM*, describing that art and science benefit from convergence and increased transdisciplinary practices, is becoming increasingly popular. The goal of this panel is to talk about the place of art in science, science in art and the importance of STEAM within biodiversity sciences. We aim to explore the potential of combining scientific and artistic ideas and practises not only for outreach purposes but also as a way to expand our perspectives, both as scientists and artists as well as for a better understanding of our ecosystems.

The panel will be accompanied by an exhibition “Silence starts at -425m” by Sandra Volny that will take place during the poster session

For more information visit: https://qcbs.ca/symposium-2018


Silence starts at -425m, Sandra Volny.

Silence starts at -425m, Sandra Volny.

Sandra Volny