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Open call: The BAD Award 2022, intersections among art, design & the (life)sciences

Text by CLOT Magazine

Expo Polarities, Michael Sedbon

The Bio Art & Design (BAD) Award* aims to stimulate emerging designers and artists to delve into the world of bio art and design and produce new multidisciplinary work. This can encompass numerous fields – from sustainability, food and health, biotechnology, horticulture, and agriculture, from new materials to ethics and molecules to the universe and every bio entity in between, natural and synthetic.

Since its inception, the BAD Award has stimulated interest, excitement and debate about the (life)sciences through original artistic practice in combination with cutting-edge research; examined the social, cultural and ethical contexts of the (life)sciences through the arts and promoted high-quality, interdisciplinary practice and collaborations between art/ design and science/technology.

The BAD Award invites designers and artists interested in bio art and design and who graduated within the last five years in art or design (at either master’s or bachelor’s level) to propose projects for collaborative work across disciplines. Applicants are encouraged to relate their proposals to recent developments in the sciences, focusing on living materials

The deadline closes on Tuesday 15 March 2022 at 23.59 CET. The three winning projects will be on show in the creative city of Eindhoven (The Netherlands), where they will be presented in a thematic exhibition alongside other bio art & design works.

Find more information and submit your proposal here

*The BAD Award is made possible and will be supported by an all-Eindhoven-based collaborative consortium of cultural organisations: BioArt Laboratories, Dutch Design Foundation, MU Hybrid Art House, and Next Nature.

(Image courtesy of BAD Award and Boudewijn Bollmann)
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