The Scientist in Residence (SiR) programme offers UAL postgraduate students the opportunity to collaborate with leading scientists from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) and Queen Mary University (UK), interrogate their cutting-edge research and experiment with transdisciplinarity in action through hacking practices.
Hosted in the Grow Lab at Central Saint Martins the collaboration also involves UAL faculty and visiting social scientists.Are you:
- Interested in working with international scientists and social scientists?
- Intrigued to explore the intersections between art & design and science and technology?
- Curious to collaborate with other UAL postgraduate students outside of your discipline?
Making Waves: Rhythms, Patterns, Forces
Scientist in Residence Programme 2021/22
The programme for 2021/22 will explore the rhythms, patterns and forces within scientific research encompassing the dynamics of living systems, processes and patterning across scales..
- Taster session: 17 November 2021 - online
- Application deadline: 30 November
- Residency: 7–11 February 2022 - in person
- Final public symposium - 11 February 2022
Online taster session
Wednesday 17 November, 9am–11am GMT
Attend using Teams
You will meet the Making Waves team, learn about this exciting programme and find out how to apply to participate in the Residency in February 2022.
Apply to participate in the residency
Deadline: 30 November
Students interested in applying to participate in the in-person residency in February submit a statement of interest. Selected participants will be announced mid-December.
Please note: only students who have attended the taster session are eligible to apply to the residency.
Scientist in Residence
In-person residency, hosted by the Grow Lab (Central Saint Martins), with leading international scientists, social scientists, UAL faculty and 24 selected UAL PG students.
Making Waves is free to UAL students and open to all postgraduate students from any discipline.
Download the Scientist in Residence project brief [PDF 280 KB]
The Making Waves team
- Professor Masahiko Hara (Scientist in Residence) School of Materials and Chemical Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology
- Professor Kayoko Nohara (Social Scientist in Residence), School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology
- Dr Thomas Iskratsch (Scientist in Residence) School of Engineering and Material Sciences, Queen Mary University of London.
- Heather Barnett (Academic Lead) Pathway Leader, MA Art & Science, Central Saint Martins. WRHI Specially Appointed Professor
- Dr Betti Marenko (Academic Lead) Reader in Design and Techno-Digital Futures, Central Saint Martins. WRHI Specially Appointed Professor
- Dr Jo Wheeler, Head of International Partnerships, Central Saint Martins
Find out about the previous Scientist in Residence programme
Hacking Hearts - Scientist in Residence programme 2019
Hacking Hearts invited international research scientists working on heart disease, energy harvesting and cellular sensing to collaborate with postgraduate students from art, design and performance disciplines. Through a process of interdisciplinary experimentation their research was reimagined and re-presented, opening up many social, cultural and philosophical dimensions.