[ASC-list] You're invited: Grand Challenge Lecture Series

Emma Ceccato e.ceccato1 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 24 23:34:15 UTC 2017


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*The Value of an Arts-Science Nexus*
*Professor Graham Baker (Qld Academy of Arts and Sciences)*

<https://www.qut.edu.au/institute-for-future-environments/about/events/events?news-id=123498>

*WHEN:*

Friday 27 October 2017

*3.30–4.45pm*: Grand Challenge Lecture, The Kindler Theatre (P-421)
Level 4, P Block, QUT Gardens Point (map
<https://www.qut.edu.au/campuses-and-facilities/gardens-point-campus#gpaccord>
)

*4.45pm–6.00pm*: QUT Science in Focus finalist exhibition and award
ceremony *Post-lecture refreshments will take place in **The Cube*
<http://www.thecube.qut.edu.au/>, Level 4, P Block

*RSVP:*

*Please register*
<https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ife-grand-challenge-lecture-the-value-of-an-arts-science-nexus-tickets-38745686391>
if
you would like to attend in person.
You can register for the lecture, exhibition or both.

*LIVESTREAM:*

*Please register*
<https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ife-grand-challenge-lecture-the-value-of-an-arts-science-nexus-tickets-38745686391>
 if you would like to watch the lecture via livestream, which will be shown
at www.qut.edu.au/live-streaming?stream=ifegrandchallenge.



*OVERVIEW*

In the context of the grand challenges facing our society, we should
consider the importance and impacts that can be derived from an art-science
nexus. Some may take a view about which is more important in society, but
we suggest they can be seen as interwoven strands not parallel tracks. This
presentation will provide a brief historical backdrop to show that arts has
advanced, inspired and even driven science (and vice versa), and that the
pursuit of art and science are not so different in the human endeavour.
There are also many current examples of success from arts-science
collaborations, and many significant organisations actively pursuing
innovation from a collaboration of the two disciplines. The main challenges
are how do we facilitate an ongoing cross-fertilisation, and then derive
real benefits, cultural or scientific, from the intersection and
intertwining of arts and sciences.

*ABOUT THE SPEAKER*

Professor Graham Baker is currently President of the Queensland Academy of
Arts and Sciences <http://qldacademy.org.au/> which aspires to enhance the
cultural life of the community by facilitating integration and
collaboration across the arts and sciences. Graham spent the first six
years of his career in engineering practice in the UK, Oman and Nepal,
before embarking on a 30-year career in academe. After teaching and
research at Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, the University of Queensland
and then Warwick University, he returned to Australia as Dean of
Engineering and for seven years as Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University
of Southern Queensland. In that role, he sponsored research from Public
Memory, through climate change and systems biology, to fibre composite
materials.

At a sector level, Graham built partnerships across Australian universities
and with institutions in China, the USA and Europe. His own research work
covers structural and computational mechanics of materials and structures.
He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, a Graduate of the
Australian Institute of Company Directors, and Fellow of the Queensland
Academy. In addition to his role as President of the Queensland Academy of
Arts & Sciences, Graham has held governance roles in the engineering and
health sectors, and currently supports a disability organisation.

*QUT SCIENCE IN FOCUS EXHIBITION*



Join us in The Cube <http://www.thecube.qut.edu.au/> after the lecture to
enjoy the arts-science nexus first-hand. The QUT Science in Focus exhibition
<https://www.qut.edu.au/institute-for-future-environments/about/events/events?news-id=123498>
showcases
beautiful, unexpected and inspiring images related to QUT research. Drinks
and canapés will be served as the 2017 competition winners are announced.



*Help decide the people's choice champion*

Vote for your favourite top 10 finalist and help decide the people's choice
award winner.
The entrant with the most votes will receive a $250 cash prize.



*Vote now!
<http://www.vision6.com.au/em/forms/subscribe.php?db=402398&s=121118&a=41847&k=653191d>*



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