Anyone who would like to deepen their understanding of the reasons behind the current hype surrounding synthetic foods and the consequences their presence has and will have on our future lives can apply.
Participants are not expected to be experts in the field of visual communication; on the contrary, researchers from the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities are invited to participate. There is also no restriction in terms of status: MSc and PhD students are welcome, as are creatives and entrepreneurs working in various fields who want to expand their expertise with knowledge at the intersection of design and science. The language of this Summer School is English, so a good command of spoken and written English is expected.
Participants don't have to come to Ljubljana, although it is desirable. Full D+S summer school participation can be remote via video calls.
To start, please complete the application form that will be available from 07.05.2021 which includes your contact details and a short CV which should give us some initial information about your background. Within the application, you will also be asked to answer a specific question designed to immerse you in the field of synthetic foods and prepare you for the experiences that await you at Summer School. Applications are open until June 15 and you will be notified by June 20 if your application was successful. All further information will follow after that.
The aim of this Summer School is to sharpen participants' knowledge, skills, understanding and intelligence in this emerging field through guided training over the duration of Summer School. Participants will be expected to present their part-projects on the last day of Summer School as well as turn in their completed work afterwards. All projects will be included in a book. For the successful completion of the programme, participants who are students can receive 3 ECTS credits.