Creative and emotional process is something common to science and art and the main aim of ISWA is show this similarity.
ISWA (Immersion in the Science Worlds through Arts) is an FP7 project funded by the European Commission, that involves 16 partners coordinated by the Marche Polytechnic University.
The aim of the project is to engage young people in science through arts. Scientists, researchers and artists involved in the project have collaborated to create artworks based on scientific phenomena and to design educational and artistic paths in scientific institutions, science centres, museums and schools. The idea is to present science with its creative and emotional aspects, showing the links between the arts and science. ISWA project is organizing artistic events based on scientific issues for each of the following artistic areas:
The artworks have been exploited in two ways:
- by presenting them at live events and showcasing them in appropriate venues addressing both the targeted category audience of high school students in the 15-18 years of age bracket and the general public;
- by organizing a competition among EU high school students for each of the 5 considered discipline.