Institute for Advanced Study (IAS)

Exhibition "Bio-inspired Art and Architecture" at UvA Special Collections

14 November 2017

As part of a scientific workshop, we have organised a special exhibition inspired by D'Arcy Thompson's famous book “On Growth and Form”. You can visit this temporary exhibition at the UvA Special Collections until 8 January 2018.

About the book

A hundred years ago the first edition of D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson’s book “On Growth and Form” was published. It marked the beginning of modern mathematical biology. Its central theme - the growth and emergence of organismal form - is still one of the most fundamental, unresolved questions in biology. The book had an important impact on key figures and pioneers in different disciplines ranging from developmental biology, mathematics, physics to architecture, art, and literature.

About the exhibition

Together with Museum Vrolik and UvA Special Collections, we have organised a special exhibition inspired by D'Arcy Thompson's famous book. The exhibition "Bio-inspired Art and Architecture" combines art work by Gemma Anderson and natural objects from the university collection. The exhibition was set up as part of an intensive scientific workshop.

You can visit this temporary exhibition at the UvA Special Collections until 8 January 2018. Opening hours and how to get there is found here.

Watch the video for a short impression:

Published by  UvA Institute for Advanced Study