The motivation to experiment – an art and science exchange


An interdisciplinary meeting to explore how your work is viewed by others, gain new perspectives, and re-interpret how you can communicate your work using art.

On 27 February, the Biochemical Society and Central Saint Martins are coming together to investigate the differences and similarities in how artists and scientists approach their work. This collaborative and hands-on meeting will explore motivation and what we each mean by experimentation.

The day will include show and tell sessions, small group discussions, and a chance to explore hands-on creative processes for looking at scientific research though new lenses. Students and tutors from the Central Saint Martins MA Art and Science programme will welcome us into their studio at their Archway Campus in London.

This day long course is free to attend for members and the Biochemical Society will contribute to reasonable travel expenses. Places on this course are strictly limited. Lunch will be provided.


To apply for a place at this event, please answer, in no more than 200 words, the following question: -

“What are the main motivating factors behind your work?”

(Why do you do what you do? What is it that gets you up in the morning? Why did you choose your field? What do you get out of your work? What does your work not provide you?)

and send your responses to

Successful applicants will be notified at the start of 2018.