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Arts, Science and Nature: In Conversation

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This talk begins at 7:00pm, doors open at 6:00pm.

Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Talk: Arts, Science and Nature: In Conversation

Speaker: Sylvia Grace Borda, Artist

Abstract: These are seemingly separate ideas, but each is a great influencer of our time – and no less in today's global anthropogenic world in which collaboration across scientists, artists and public participation are increasingly needed to ensure mutual learning and fact-finding about biodiversity and conservation. In particular, the linkage with the arts has many qualities that can enhance both scientific and public learning, bringing about a necessary balance to inquiry through new forms of dialogue and creativity.

For this public talk, Sylvia Grace Borda, will explore these convergences as the first artist-in-residence at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU). In particular, Sylvia will focus on the role of the arts in communicating issues often not achievable through scientific knowledge alone. She will share her experiences across a number of arts-nature directed projects in Canada, Latvia and Finland, including her new work for the Spruce Building at KPU Surrey Campus.

These projects highlight how the arts, together with science, can encourage increased public engagement with complex subjects, such as nature conservation. Critically, such engagement can lead to opportunities in achieving sustainable legacies for communities and participants alike.



The KPU-Science World Speaker Series is a partnership developed between KPU and Science World that supports the expansion of science in our communities. Join us for our third season of talks that work to engage, entertain and educate guests with fascinating insights into the world of science.

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