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Posted On: 16 March 2011 11:23 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:10 pm

VCUQatar show to probe emergence of biological hybrids in biotechnologies

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DOHA: The gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar will present ‘Animal Pharm’ curated by Interaction Design Lab (ID-Lab) in Milan with Line Ulrika Christiansen, Stefano Mirti and Elio Caccavale today. The opening reception will be preceded by a lecture by Elio Caccavale, designer and researcher of life sciences and bioethics partnerships, at 6pm at the atrium. The event is open to the public. ‘Animal Pharm’ investigates the emergence of biological hybrids in biotechnologies, and our human personal, moral, aesthetic and socio-cultural responses to them. “The main objective of our collaboration is to show the possibilities offered by the intersection of science with design and architecture as a way to explore and envision possible bio-futures,” said Line Ulrika Christiansen director of Design Foundation at VCUQatar and co-founder and partner of ID-Lab. “Everything seems familiar; however, this is no ordinary farm. This farm of the near future is actually a ‘pharm,’” said the curators. The exhibition is scheduled from today to April 16, at The Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar and is open Sundays to Thursdays, from 9am to 5pm, or by prior appointment. A reception will be held at the gallery on March 16, 2011 following an opening lecture at 6pm