The IAS fosters interdisciplinary collaborations between nationally and internationally significant artists and UC Santa Cruz researchers working on the urgent issues of our times. Current Art + Science programs focus on climate resilience, bringing creative and social justice frameworks to climate science.
An Aesthetics of Resilience
An Aesthetics of Resilience is a collaborative research initiative of the Institute of the Arts and Sciences and the Friedlaender Lab at UC Santa Cruz. The project brings scientists, artists, and activists together to examine multiple experiences of vulnerability in the face of climate change. With original research, newly commissioned artworks, a traveling exhibition, and a series of public programs, the initiative is designed to transform understanding about the cascading—and connected—social, political, and environmental challenges affecting our livelihoods.