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Visiting Scientists at JRC SciArt

JRC SciArt is always excited and open to discuss collaborations with researchers working in art, science and policy and exploring transdisciplinary matters. 

On this page you find information about past, present and upcoming visiting scientists. You can contact us on this page if you are interested in joining us as a Visiting Scientist at JRC. 

Dr Sofia Greaves | March 2023 - June 2023

Dr. Sofia Greaves, Postgrowth researcher from the Postgrowth Innovation Lab (Vigo), was a Visiting Scientist at JRC Ispra from March 2023 until June 2023.

During her stay, she explored the potential of art-science collaborations to generate new narratives for innovation which go beyond capitalist values and the the logics of economic growth and conducted this research also by interviewing researchers at the JRC, and artists participating in Naturarchy.

Research Topics:

  • What would Science, Technology and Innovation look like in a world not driven by the endless pursuit of economic growth? 
  • What exciting futures would begin to take shape if we harnessed technological and scientific advances for something other than growth alone? 
  • What new worlds might we be able to conceive if human wellbeing and the natural environment were the primary focus of innovation?
Landscape oil painting by Sofia Greaves
Scodavacca, Friulian Dolomites, 2020. Oil on board, 60 x 78 cm. © Sofia Greaves

Related Links:

News announcement of Visiting Scientist

Postgrowth presentation by Sofia Greaves @ the JRC | 21/04/2023

Recording of talk

Sofia Greaves Website 

Sofia Greaves @ Resilienze Festival Summer School | 09/06/2023

Aleksander Väljamäe | Autumn 2021

Aleksander Väljamäe who participated in Resonances III to develop the work DataWe, with artist Amal Mokded, and JRC collaborators David Mair, Blagoj Delipetrev, and Massimo Craglia, was a Visiting Scientist for JRC SciArt in Autumn 2021.