Art and science against the climate crisis

From COVID to climate, Rose Hiscock presents the collaborative power of arts and science to dispel myths and provoke action.

‘Misinformation is like a virus,’ according to Rose Hiscock, Director of the University of Melbroune’s recently opened Science Gallery. She was using her lecture ‘Why we need to tear down the borders between science, design and art in a post-COVID world’ delivered at the State Library of Victoria to highlight the raging conspiracies around COVID-19.

‘You may not think of the cultural sector as a primary myth buster or source of truth for health facts, however, the experiences of the last 18 months demonstrate how arts, sciences, and the creative sector can come together to inspire us to tackle mistruths and greater challenges,’ Hiscock continued.

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Celina Lei is an Arts Writer at ArtsHub. She acquired her masters in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Prior to joining ArtsHub, she was an editorial assistant at the Hong Kong based ArtAsiaPacific magazine and is an art host on independent Instagram platform Club Ambroise. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne, Victoria. Instagram: @lleizy_