Storytelling

The Unkempt Kitchen

Irene Solà

A reflection on the process of writing that follows the trail of a finished novel, where the kitchen signifies both a place and a metaphor for creation.

Science

Quantum Agencies

Libby Heaney

What does it mean to intersect our everyday world with the seemingly counter-intuitive field of quantum science? And how have these entanglements been interrogated through art?

In the Feminine

Women have always been under-represented in the cultural world. We investigate the practices that may revert this inequality from a feminist perspective.

“Do women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum? Less than 4% of the artists in the Modern Art sections are women, but 76% of the nudes are female.”

Guerrilla Girls (Statistics from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, 2011)

“Good girls go to heaven but bad girls go everywhere.”

Mae West

Commons

What Gender Owes to Grammar

Yannick Chevalier | Christine Planté

Linguistic analysis and the study of language use is thus a necessary step in understanding how the social organisation of sex relations is perpetuated.

quantum physics

Science

Quantum Agencies

Libby Heaney

What does it mean to intersect our everyday world with the seemingly counter-intuitive field of quantum science? And how have these entanglements been interrogated through art?

Science

The Quantum Sense IV: Why?

Marta García-Matos

Quantum physics questions several of the intuitive conceptions that we construct following daily interaction with the physical world to make sense of it. One of the most profound is causality, because quantum physics shows that an event can exist without any cause.

Science

The Quantum Sense II: Paradoxes

Marta García-Matos

In the history of quantum physics, three types of paradoxes exist: those that challenge classical physics, those that challenge intuition and common sense, and those that challenge quantum physics itself.

Science

The Quantum Sense

Marta García-Matos

Quantum physics highlights the need for nonsensical humour to give sense to the world: from G. K. Chesterton at his sharpest to the Douglas Adams at his most inquisitive.

Science

Storytelling

The Elementary Bestiary

Tamara Vázquez Schröder

Rather than giving you a standard introduction to the modern formulation of particle physics, we are going to take a historical approach.