SymbioticA, The Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts situated in
the Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology School at UWA has been invited
to Finland to consult and assist in establishing a laboratory inspired
by its work and unique approach. The name of the new laboratory at Aalto
will be published later this year.
Aalto University in Helsinki, intends to encourage transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary work across its Otaniemi campus. The laboratory for biological arts would integrate art with biology and technology and build on what has been done at The University of Western Australia (UWA) with SymbioticA.
One of the roles of the lab will be to link with Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture with other Schools under the umbrella of Aalto University, which is the result of three universities merging in 2010: The Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and The University of Art and Design Helsinki.
In June 2011 a Memorandum of Understanding was signed with between UWA and Aalto University, Helsinki. From this August, SymbioticA’s Director Oron Catts and Academic co-ordinator Dr. Ionat Zurr will begin their six month secondment to consult and contribute to the development of the Lab.
Mr Chris Cobilis Admin Officer SymbioticA