Abstract of the Lecture
Seen to be at the vanguard of the STEM to STEAM movement, Science Gallery is the world’s first university-linked network dedicated to public engagement with science and art with galleries in Dublin, London, Melbourne, Venice and Detroit. Science Gallery Bengaluru is the first such gallery of the network in Asia with the mandate to deliver a global mission drawing on the intellectual capital of three of India’s leading research institutions, Indian Institute of Science, National Centre for Biological Science and Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology. In this talk, Jahnavi Phalkey will introduce the form and structure of the new institution, and explore with us the ideas that inform the shape of Science Gallery Bengaluru through her journey to answer to one question: what does it mean to go beyond science communication towards an engagement with science?
About the Speaker
Jahnavi Phalkey is the Founding Director of Science Gallery Bengaluru. A documentary filmmaker and historian of science and technology formerly based at King's College London, she is the author of Atomic State: Big Science in Twentieth-Century India, and has directed the documentary film Cyclotron.
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