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Since 2022 Naouma Kourti from the JRC SciArt team has been spearheading a Community of Practice on SciArt in Education, involving creatives, professionals and academics in this field. The group meets on a monthly basis and they have been engaging in a series of discussions and presentations on their respective work and initiatives in the field, as well as topics such as post-growth, knowledge valorisation and transdisciplinarity. 

If you work in education and are interested in the intersection of art and science in your practice, please get in contact with Naouma. 

More about the Community of Practice on Science and Art in Education below


To foster trans-disciplinarity in middle and higher education by collecting, developing and sharing good Art&Science&Humanities practices


•To introduce SciArt practices in middle and higher education 

•To embrace complexity and unpredictability in education as opposed to determinism and reductionism 

•To allow for spaces of trial, co-development and transformation in the educational system and to welcome failure and error as means of surprise and opportunities of learning

•To embed diversity, responsibility and interdependencies in future technologies including attention for disable and the non-human

•To cherish Nature’s ways of generating and sustaining life


  • Education 
    • A collection of Methods & Pedagogies for transdisciplinarity
    • New Transdisciplinary Courses
    • Rethinking Education
    • A handbook for transdisciplinary practices
  • Academic
    • A transdisciplinary journal
    • Accessible publications
    • Transdisciplinary epistemologies
  • Crosscutting
    • EU funding
    • Recruiting members
  • New Tools
    • Space for critical thinking, experimentation and failure
    • A time machine to appreciate the present
    • A SciArt encyclopedia
  • CoP profiling
    • Branding
    • Communication
    • Getting to know each other
    • Platforms
    • Wikis

Presentations & Discussions 2024

Presentation of the non-profit foundation Carano4Chldren by Alessandro Carano | 24/01/2024 | Link to website.

First ideas of a complexity map by Cvetana Ivanova | 24/01/2024 | Download the presentation.

Exploring spaces for inspiration, connection and transformation by Julia Bentz (University of Lisbon) | 22/02/2024 | Watch the recording here.

Education in the Era of AI by Daniel Villar-Onrubia (JRC) | 20/03/2024 | Watch the recording here.

Inter- and Transdisciplinary Research for the Arts Humanities and Social Sciences by Bianca Vienni Baptista (ETH Zurich) | 20/06/2024 | Watch the recording here.


Presentations & Discussions 2023

Art Science Vision by Amanda Jane Ozin-Hoffsaes | 17/01/2023 | Watch the recording here.

Complexity by Piero Dominici | 21/02/2023 | Watch the recording here.

Transdisciplinary Studies in The Netherlands by Robin van der Akker | 24/04/2023

Muinin Catalyst Sustainable STEAM by Anita McKeown | 24/04/2023 | Watch the recording here.

Artist Led Learning by Tatiana Chemi | 18/05/2023 | Watch the recording here.

Innovative Business with Arts by Chiara Paolino  | 18/05/2023

PostGrowth by Sofia Greaves  | 15/06/2023 | Watch the recording here.

Transdisciplinary Studies in Porto Polytechnic University by Clara Sarmento | 17/07/2023 | Watch the recording here.

Re-framing STEAM by Victoria Vesna with discussion | 27/09/2023 | Watch the recording here.

SciArt at OsloMet University by Kristin Bergaust | 18/10/2023 | Watch the recording here.

Transdisciplinary Insights Honours Programme by TinhTam Nguyen on behalf of the Institute for the Future | 15/11/2023 |Watch the recording here.

Publications and References


Akker v. d. R., Noordegraaf-Eelens L., Eekelen v. B., Teeuwen R., Delta Studies; 7 propositions for Art Science education 2021, European Journal of STEM Education 6(1)

Bentz, J. Learning about climate change in, with and through art Climatic Change. 162, 1595–1612, 2020.  

Bentz, J. Creative Approaches to Climate and Peace Education: An educator’s guide to using storytelling and art. Braunschweig: Leibniz Institute for Educational Media | Georg Eckert Institute, 2023. Openly accessible at:… eace%20Education_20230306_WEB_Sp.pdf 

Bentz, J. and O’Brien, K. ART FOR CHANGE: Transformative learning and youth empowerment in a changing climate. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 7(1), 52, 2019.  

Bentz, J., O’Brien, K., Scoville-Simonds Beyond “blah blah blah”: exploring the “how” of transformation. Sustainability Science. 17, 497–506, 2022.  

Bentz, J., Carmo, L., Schafenacker, N., Schirok, J., Dal Corso S. Creative, embodied practices and the potentialities for sustainability transformations. Sustainability Science. 17, 687–699, 2022.  

Care D., Smarelli M., Paolino C., Innovating Business with Art, 2021, Bocconi University Press

Carter, C., Barnett, H., Burns, K., Cohen, N., Durall, E., Lordick, D., Nack, F., Newman, A., Ussher, S. (2021). Defining STEAM Approaches for Higher Education. European Journal of STEM Education, 6(1).

CHAOS, International Research and Education Programme on "Complex Human Adaptive Organisations and Systems".

Chemi T., Zhou C., Teaching Creativity in Higher Education, 2016, Aalborg University Press, 

Chemi T., Neilson A., The Artist-Educator Alliance 2020, Aalborg University Press, 

Chemi T., Brattico E., Fjorback L. O., Harmat L., Arts and Mindfulness Education for Human Flourishing, 2022, Routledge

Dominici P. Beyond Black Swans. Managing Complexity: A Contradiction in Terms?, 2021, World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetic Congress, pp119-131

Dominici, P. ”From Emergency to Emergence. Learning to inhabit complexity and to expect the unexpected”, 2023/1, Salute e Società , pp. 135-151 

Dominici, P. “The weak link of democracy and the challenges of educating toward global citizenship”, 2002, Prospects   

Dominici, P. ”The Digital Mockingbird: Anthropological Transformation and the “New Nature”, Feb. 2022, World Futures. The Journal of New Paradigm, Routhledge, Taylor & Francis,  

Dominici, P. ”La Gran Equivocación: Replantear la educación y la formación virtual para la ‘sociedad hipercompleja’”, 2022, Comunicación y Hombre no. 18.  

Dominici, P. ”Beyond the Darkness of our Age. For a Non-Mechanistic View of Complex Organization as Living Organisms” 2022, RTSA  

Dominici, P. ”From Below: Roots and Grassroots of Societal Transformation, The Social Construction of Change”, 2021, CADMUS,  

Dominici, P. ”Educating for the Future in the Age of Obsolescence”, 2021, CADMUS,  

Dominici, P. “For an Inclusive Innovation. Healing the fracture between the Human and the technological*” , 2018, European Journal of Future Research, 

Dominici, P. ”A New Paradigm in Global Higher Education for Sustainable Development and Human Security”, November 2021, CADMUS, vol. 4,  

Dominici, P. Controversies on hypercomplexity and on education in the hypertechnological era”, 2019,  

Dominici, P. ”Communication and the SOCIAL PRODUCTION of Knowledge. A 'new social contract' for the 'society of individuals', 2015, 

Durall, E., Carter, C., Burns, K. (2022). Transdisciplinary education and innovation through STEAM. In Proceedings of the Mini-Conference on Transdisciplinary Research and Design (TRaD 2022). INTERACT, 6, June 2022. University of Oulu, Finland. Available at:

Education for Sustainable Development Goals, 2017, UNESCO,

Fazey, I., Bentz, J. et al. Transforming knowledge systems for life on Earth: Visions of future systems and how to get there. Energy Research & Social Science, 70, 101724, 2020 

Gram-Hanssen, I., Schafenacker N., Bentz, J. Decolonizing Transformations through ‘Right Relations’ Sustainability Science, 17, 673–685, 2022  

GreenComp The European Sustainability competence framework, 2022, JRC, European Commission

Kourti N., The case for transdisciplinarity, 2023, Apolitical

Morel C., Performance and Performativity, 2022, Aalborg University Press, 

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 2018. The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Higher Education: Branches from the Same Tree. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. 

Owens A., Community and Collective Learning, 2022, Aalborg University Press, 

Pansera M., Fressoli M., Innovation without growth: Frameworks for understanding technological change in a post-growth era, 2020, Organization, Vol 28, Iss.3

Sarmento C., Cerqueira Pascoal S. (eds.), Cultural Tourism and Heritage in Northern Portugal, Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Sarmento, C. (ed.), Concepts and Dialogues across Shifting Spaces in Intercultural Business, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2022

 Sarmento, C. “Mapping Graffiti and Street Art: The construction of meaningful itineraries”, IN Repository. 49 Methods and Assignments for Writing Urban Places, eds. K. Havik, D. Bernal, C. Moura, E. Restrepo, L. Niculae, EU COST Action CA18126 & nai010 Publishers, 2023 (pp. 106-9).

Sarmento, C. “Methodological Proposals and Critical Responses for the Study of Graffiti and Street Art: The project StreetArtCEI”, SAUC – Street Art & Urban Creativity Scientific Journal 6:2, 2020 (pp. 24-45). DOI:  

Skorton D., Bear A., Branches from the Same Tree,  2018, National Academies for Science Engineering and Medicine



Meet the members of the Community of Practice on Science and Art in Education!


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Naouma Kourti 

JRC SciArt project

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Anita McKeown

University College Dublin

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Gunalan Nadarajan

University of Michigan 

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Rocio Garcia Robles 

University of Sevilla           


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pETER Purg 

University of Nova Gorica

MAST Module 

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Clara Sarmento 

Polytechnic University of Porto 

Centre for Intercultural Studies

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Kristin Bergaust

OsloMet | 

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Piero Dominici

University of Perugia

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JD Whitman

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Michael Hoch


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Dr Tatiana Chemi

Aalborg University 

Website |

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Dr Sofia Greaves

Postgrowth Lab, Vigo University

Website |

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Eva Durall Gazulla 

Oulu University (INTERACT)           

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Federica de Molli

BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo 

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Julia Bentz

Art for Adaptation 

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TinhTam Nguyen

KU Leuven           


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Miguel Santos

Laboratory in Design and Artes | ESAD.CR – Politécnico de Leiria 

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Alan Boldon