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is a chemist interested in tangential points of the arts and science, especially within Nanotechnology & Renewable Energy, Interfacial phenomena, Music, Art and Literature. Currently working at the Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces (Germany), he holds a Erasmus Mundus Masters in Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling (The Netherlands -and Italy) and has conducted research residencies in Bristol (UK), Ispra (Italy) and Kyoto (Japan). As co-founder of Polyhedra (www.polyhedra.eu) Rodrigo coordinates and implements multi-disciplinary events like KLAS, catalysing connections between local realities and global cultures.
obtained her degree in Physics and Philosophy (UK) and specialized in Aesthetics & Theory of Contemporary Art (MD), History of Science (MD) and World Heritage Studies (MD). She has been visiting lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sassari (Italy), researcher in Contemporary Visual Art (France), researcher in Neuroaesthetics at Don Gnocchi Foundation (Italy), and recently worked for the ‘Modern Geometry and the Concept of Space’ research group at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Germany). Her fascination for interweaving aspects of art and science led her to co-found Polyhedra.eu, for which she serves as director and treasurer. In 2013 she co-founded Innovate Heritage, an acclaimed research platform fostering knowledge exchange between the arts and heritage.
is an independent curator specialized in sound and multimedia art and has collaborated with the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA), Sónar Festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Art, CosmoCaixa, CaixaForum, La Casa Encendida and Fostering Arts and Design (FAD). He teaches at the IstitutoEuropeo di Design: IED and is a writer for the weekly cultural supplement Cultura/s (La Vanguardia newspaper). He holds a degree in Media Studies; MA in Theory and Aesthetics of Contemporary Art; MA in Contemporary Philosophy. Currently he is a PhD candidate in philosophy.
Renske de Jonge
MSc degree in Marine Biology and Science Communication & Education. She works as outreach officer at Science LinX – the science center of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Groningen University. She coordinates a network of secondary schools connected to Groningen University and the three universities of applied sciences in the north of the Netherlands. Within the outreach program, she collaborates with artists, designers, makers and scientists in the development of exhibitions, performances and other outreach activities to engage the public in current research and education of the faculty. She is programming several science festivals like the Groningen Night of Art and Science and the Groningen Researchers’ Night.
has been working in science communication and public outreach for the last 10 years. Along these years he has developed projects in many different formats, from TV to public events. He is currently working for “la Caixa” Foundation, where as curator of science outreach activities he shapes the science programming of the CosmoCaixa Science Museum and several other cultural centres. In parallel, he is working as content and communication manager on European projects. Before that, he has worked as printed media scientific journalist and on TV. He has a background on Biochemistry (degree), Molecular Genetics (ASD), Science Communication (MD), History of Science (MD) and Psychobiology (MD).
studied German, English and American language and literature at the University Potsdam and at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Since 2002 she is been responsible for press and public relations at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam.