Science/Art collaboration: Designs for Life

2007- 2009

The Designs for Life project was developed by Paul Harrison at the University of Dundee's Visual Research Centre (VRC). This project explores the process of visualisation of laboratory data relating to aspects of cell and gene research. This involves a series of collaborations between Dundee-based scientists and Paul Harrison to develop new screen print outcomes based on images, data and information from their respective laboratory research.

Kate Storey and post-doc researcher Arwen Wilcock both participated in this project working with a series of images that come from our real-time imaging studies of neurogenesis that convey the unique sequence of cell behaviours we have found to underlie neuron birth. Our work with Paul Harrison formed part of an exhibition and symposium looking at the potential of visual design for the explanation such processes at the Dundee Contemporary Arts centre.