2011 Meeting Report ESA Topical Team Arts, EAC Cologne 06/29-07/01/2011

Pell, S, Imhof, A, Waldvogel, C, Kotler, J and Peljhan, M 2012, 2011 Meeting Report ESA Topical Team Arts, EAC Cologne 06/29-07/01/2011, European Space Agency Topical Team Art & Science, Cologne, Germany


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Title of report 2011 Meeting Report ESA Topical Team Arts, EAC Cologne 06/29-07/01/2011
Author(s) Pell, S
Imhof, A
Waldvogel, C
Kotler, J
Peljhan, M
Year of publication 2012
Publisher European Space Agency Topical Team Art & Science
Place of publication Cologne, Germany
Subjects Astronomical and Space Sciences not elsewhere classified
Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified
Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified
Abstract/Summary In June 2011, the ESA Topical Team Arts & Sciences (ETTAS), held a three-day workshop at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany. During this workshop, topics and ideas were discussed to develop a cooperation between the arts, sciences and ESA to foster and expand the human and cultural aspects of space exploration, and at the same time offer a means of communication which would aim to reach audiences beyond the scope of traditional space-related channels. The preliminary findings and consensus of the team was that establishing and sustaining a transdisciplinary professional community consisting of ESA representatives, scientists and artists would fuel knowledge transfer, and mutual inspiration. Potential ways to provide a sustainable cooperation within and between the various groups were discussed and will be presented. A number of measures and mechanisms in order to initiate and conduct such an initiative and a more in-depth view regarding organizational measures, procedures and consequences, as well as a proposition on how to proceed are included in this report. Overall, the involvement and cooperation between the Arts, Space Science Research and ESA will enhance in the citizens of the ESA member states the sense of public ownership of ESA results, and participation in ESA's research. Another aspect the team would like to discuss in the future is artist's role in discovery or research.
Commissioning body European Space Agency
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