Second edition of Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Award

06 Jul 2011

This fall the second edition of the Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Award (DA4GA) will take place. The Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Award highlights and explores the exciting and novel possibilities between design, artistic practice and Life Sciences. DA4GA aims to stimulate emerging designers and artists to delve into the world of bio-art, and produce new work together with the Netherlands most prestigious Genomics Centres, in the field of sustainability, food, health, bio-informatics, agriculture, and safety.

Three winning projects will be awarded € 25.000 for the realization of the project in close collaboration with one of thirteen Genomics Centres.
The closing date for the call will be September 12th, 2011.
Information and call can be found at: www.da4ga.nlThe first edition of DA4GA took place in 2010. De projects of the winners, Microscopic Opera by Matthijs Munnik, System Synthetics by Maurizio Montalti and 2.6g 329 m/s by Jalila Essaidi can be seen in Museum Naturalis (Leiden, the Netjherlands) until 8 January 2012. 

The Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Award is initiated by the Netherlands Genomics Initiative and Waag Society, in collaboration with the generous support of the Center for Society and Genomics and presented at NCB Naturalis.

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