The new ASCUS Lab at Summerhall is the UK’s largest publicly accessible laboratory for experimentation in art and science and the venue and theme for our March twilight. It was great to see the space they’ve built and meet the team behind it – many thanks to James, Miriam and Ryan for hosting.
“A lab is somewhere you can’t go unless you’re a scientist” …not anymore! ASCUS believes that a laboratory should be a facility accessible to everyone, like a library, so we’ve opened our own at Summerhall in Edinburgh and it sits at the intersection of art and science.
The ASCUS Lab is:
- A permeable membrane between research / academia and the rest of us: a place where hands-on engagement happens.
- A community space for people to meet, explore, debate, learn and experiment together.
- A space for independent research in art and/or science, and for citizen science.
- A place for research, development, testing, demonstration and experimentation.
ASCUS are keen to work with artists and researchers, from Scotland and beyond. For scientists they want to develop workshops and activities for ‘hands on’ public engagement with their research in the lab. For artists they want to provide access to scientific equipment and the opportunity to develop their own lab based projects.
Find out more http://www.ascus.org.uk/wetlab-scotland/