Building a genetic collage

Run time: 13.00 – 14.00 

Many people are sceptical of bioengineering and genetic editing technologies such as CRISPR. However, their applications and our understanding of it will have a huge impact on the decisions we make about our healthcare. It’s important, therefore, explore the implications of these technologies.
In this year’s Award Lecture for Science and the Arts, Alice Thickett, from Manchester Metropolitan University, will use collage to critically reflect on emerging human and non-human-animal hybrids that are being produced with bioengineering.  
Discussing the history of depictions of “hybrids””, from cave paintings to modern day illustrations, she’ll show that our decisions should not be based on fear, and that art gives us the creative opportunity to open discussions about science and our philosophies.  
Please note that this event may include discussion of death and portrayal of artwork involving nudity. 
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7 September 2023 - 13:00
Forum Alumni Auditorium, University of Exeter Streatham Campus

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