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FlowCellular Virtual Exhibition
Sunday April 25–Monday April 26Free
FlowCellular virtual exhibition launches on DNA Day 26 April at 18.30, with a free online event to introduce a new online exhibition from Wellcome Connecting Science’s Public Engagement team, based at the Wellcome campus in Hinxton.
The exhibition is the culmination of a project between scientists, public participants, and artists from The Saturday Museum. Examining the effects of DNA damage and its relationship to cancer and ageing, participants were originally intending to meet on campus in person – however, with the 2020 lockdown the kitchen became a shared online space taking lockdown baking to a whole new level!
Through playful experiments using food, participants been discovering how resilient and clever our bodies are at mending DNA damage every day, and why diseases like cancer happen when the damage to our cells becomes too much. Our approach was playful, tactile, creative, messy and empathic. They have chopped, sliced, mixed, iced, stirred, boiled and kneaded, mading everything from multi-coloured flat bread to animals from fruit, been sharing family recipes and imagining the future of food.
The FlowCellular launch is a celebration of the project, with shared stories and recipes from the printed book, a chance to view the new online exhibition. Meet the people at the heart of the project, explore the science of ageing and find out what happened when lockdown baking inspired a new approach to dialogue across science and art. A support programme of three satellite talks runs from May-July.
The events are all free to access online, to book go to https://genome.gallery/event/flowcellular/
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To get your event included email: Karen Stringer