Women in Science, Technology, and the Arts
My presentation was part of a public session held at the Eugénio de Almeida Foundation. The foundation is located next to the ruins of a Roman Temple and Evora is a UNESCO heritage site and is home to an ossuary church, The Capela dos Ossos , or the Chapel of Bones (pictured below).
The third conference FEMeeting – Women in Art, Science and Technology, took place, from 12 to 17 September 2022, in Évora, Portugal. FEMeeting is driven by the desire to develop and promote a more direct collaboration at the level of artistic and research projects between all individuals who identify with the female gender. The conference aims to disseminate projects being undertaken by women worldwide and, as a result, to contribute to the development of art-science research methodologies and to the growth of cooperation strategies that can increase knowledge sharing and bring communities closer.
My contribution was a talk to which the public was welcome. I discussed my new book, Art, Science, and the Politics of Knowledge (MIT Press 2022) and explored how the tools of STS can be used to understand art and science and the practices of these knowledge-making communities and suggested that art and science are not as different from each other as we might assume.
In the context of the FEMeeting, works in art-science are looking for rhetorical and material strategies to position their work in each community and hybrid communities, so my talk focused on historical and contemporary examples of how people have situated their knowledge making practices.
The Panel at the FEMeeting was hosted by Dalila Honorato (Ionian University, Greece) and Marta De Menezes (Ectopia Lab, Portugal).