Sat 06 Apr 2019

Louise Mackenzie: Artist Talk

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Louise Mackenzie explores human behaviour and the evolution of society through art practice. Taking human-made objects as a starting point for exploration, we discuss Mackenzie's recent work focusing on aspects of biological matter that she describes as 'lively material'.
16:00-17:00

Sat 06 Apr 2019

Aurélie Fontan: Artist Talk

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Sustainable fashion designer Aurélie Fontan discusses her cutting edge garments inspired by science and biodesign and how these sustainable materials can reshape the industry.
13:00-14:00

Sat 06 Apr 2019

Russell Beard: Artist Talk

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Join artist Russell Beard as he discusses his joint exhibition with Stephen Kavanagh presenting new sculptural works and the challenges emerging from the social geo-political and environmental uncertainty of the Anthropocene.
14:30-15:30

Sat 06 Apr 2019

The Science of the Sesh

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Join us for an evening of delicious drinks, boozy (but responsible) experiments and cocktail history as we explore the Science of the Sesh!
19:30-21:30

Sat 06 Apr 2019   -  Sun 19 May 2019

Frag'mɛnt (Terra non-firma)

Russell Beard & Stephen Kavangh
Emerging from the social, geo-political and environmental uncertainty of the 'Anthropocene' – Fraɡˈmɛnt (Terra non-firma) brings together two recent recipients of Lateral Lab's Robert Callender International Residency for Young Artists, Russell Beard and Stephen Kavanagh.
11:00-18:00

Sat 06 Apr 2019   -  Sun 19 May 2019

Pithos (one possible story of our lively material)

Louise Mackenzie
Works in film, installation and participatory performance reimagine the myth of Pandora for the biotechnological era, tracing a path through Mackenzie's personal and subjective experience of genetically modifying E. coli bacteria to store a thought within their bodies.
11:00-18:00

Sat 06 Apr 2019   -  Sun 19 May 2019

Tensegrity

Aurélie Fontan
Aurélie Fontan has been working at the Ascus Art & Science Lab for two years, researching and practicing biodesign with slime mould and kombucha, applied to fashion artefacts. Tensegrity demonstrates the positive combination of craft and technology, essentially based on science imagery and disciplines.
11:00-18:00

Sun 07 Apr 2019

Tentacular Resonances

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Artist Louise Mackenzie uses sound and new media to explore our entangled relationship with lively materials. Explore the material relationship between resonance and form through the technique of sonoporation – a means to alter the DNA of living organisms using sound.
14:00 & 18:00

Mon 08 Apr 2019

Microfibres, Microorganisms and Design

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Join the conversation about fashion and sustainability, capture your own scientific imagery and explore how Kombucha, often more well known as a fermented drink, can be transformed into wearable fashion.
14:00 & 18:00

Tue 09 Apr 2019

In Our Hands: Seeding Change

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
All change begins with a story and In Our Hands is the story of the farmers who, through hope, hard-graft and sheer bloody mindedness are refusing to be victims of history.
19:00 - 22:00

Tue 09 Apr 2019

#nofilter: Urine trouble!

This venue is accessible by 29 steps. Unreserved Seating.
Chat to researchers from the University of Edinburgh about kidney health and how factors such as diet, lifestyle and age can effect kidney function, then get hands on with interactive experiments exploring this complex filtration system.
14:00 & 18:00

Tue 09, Wed 10, Tue 16 & Wed 17 Apr 2019

The Science of Gin and Tonic

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Join Pickering’s Gin Co-Founder Matt Gammell in Summerhall Distillery for an abridged insight into the science of creating the perfect Gin & Tonic! Come and experience an in-depth, fast-paced distillery tour with practical demonstrations along the way.
14:00 & 16:00

Wed 10 Apr 2019

What Makes Your Ticker Tick?

This venue is accessible by 29 steps. Unreserved Seating.
Explore what makes your ticker tick with this unique sensory and hands-on workshop.
14:00 & 18:00

Thu 11 Apr 2019

Becoming Animal and Plastic Man

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
A nature film with a difference, Becoming Animal traces how we sense the 'more than human' world.
19:30 - 21:00

Fri 12 Apr 2019   -  Sun 14 Apr 2019

Egg by Paper Doll Militia

Please note this performance is not wheelchair accessible.
Weaving together personal testimony, live original music and stunning aerial artistry, Egg takes you on a highly visual exploration of female fertility, sexuality and choice, following the true story of a woman who gave her eggs to her friend to have a child.
19:30 - 20:35

Sat 13, Sun 14, Fri 19 & Sun 21 Apr 2019

Summerhall Tours

Please meet at Summerhall reception.
Visit Summerhall's labs and lecture theatres and learn about the notable alumni who contributed to science around the world.
14:00 - 15:00