Russia, Saint Petersburg

Camp in Art & Science

when 5 August 2019 - 18 August 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 450

The BIO+Art Summer Camp Program creates a context for the comprehension of knowledge through discussion and critical thinking. The camp is designed to encourage its participants to analyze and develop global human practice in a stimulating, informal environment. How does an art practice respond to the current state of high technology and globalized methods of cultural production?

Camp Program
The camp’s program consists of three parts:

Theoretical
Lectures conducted by highly-skilled specialists in the field of Art & Science (AI+Art, Posthumanism, Bioethics, Biology, Computer Science, Bioinformatics)
Practical
Creating BioArt group projects
Visiting the leading biotechnology companies, art-residencies in St. Petersburg, Contemporary Art Department of the State Hermitage Museum
Cultural
Excursions and tours around St. Petersburg

Course leader

Ms. Anastasia Yarmosh

Target group

Bachelor’s students (3rd year and above), Master’s and PhD students
CG, motion design, 3D, generative graphics and art-direction skills
STEM major (Biology or CS is preferred)
Upper-intermediate level of English
Portfolio

Course aim

The main purposes of the program are:

Underline the issues of hi-tech development in the context of the need for humanization of modern society;
Develop new communication strategies between science and art;
Theoretical and practical parts are conducted in English and involve researchers, artists, and curators;
The Camp’s uses the ‘learning through doing’ approach.
The Program lasts for two weeks and is open to a maximum of 25 participants majoring in Art, Art & Humanities, and STEM fields (Visual art, Digital design, Media art, Science art, IT, Bio).

Fee info

EUR 450: What is included in the Fees?
 Registration
 Sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg
 Guided tour of the Hermitage Museum
 Certificate awarded by ITMO University (ECTS)
 Tuition
 Visa invitation letter
 Orientation tour on Campus
 All taxes

Scholarships

Bonuses for Camp Graduates
Preference in admission to the Master’s degree program in Art & Science and Bioinformatics conducted in English.