BANDITS-MAGES, in the context of Rencontres, invited the students of ENSA of Bourges to participate in the aqua_forensic* workshop proposed by Gjino Šutić (HR) and Robertina Šebjanič (SI) from November 20 to 23 2018 in Bourges.
During the workshop participants will be get introduced to the problematics of contemporary invisible water pollutants through practice by mentors Gjino Šutić (HR) and Robertina Šebjanič (SI).
Through hybrid approach (combining science, DIY citizen’s science & art) these topics will be investigated in local environment.
Workshop will also include field trip – investigation of local underwater environment with the hydrophones for using auditory senses in research and scientific tools to analyse water on site and collect soil & water sample for further lab analysis.
Underwater Interception of *Biotweaking in **Aquatocene
DIY water analytics & effect of the invisible pharmaceutical pollutants in water
– practical intro to aquatic microorganisms
– practical intro in pharmaceuticals
– in vitro experiments with effect of “locally popular” consumable pharmaceuticals on microorganisms (5 different species), participants will be invited to bring their “personal pharmaceuticals” to do in-vitro experiments with them
*Biotweaking – “act of improving biological organisms on any level, by available means, to exhibit and use to their full potential”, concept coined by Gjino Šutić to fully define his philosophy and work. Biotweaking mostly relies on DIY biotechnology – biohacking for achieving desired goals.
**Aquatocene – is a series of research-based artworks initiated by Robertina Šebjanič that deals with cultural, (bio)political and biological realities of aquatic environments and its consequences / challenges.
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