Science By Way of Art

Exploring collaborations between the arts and the sciences in the Philippines


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Do any of the following statements ring true for you?

I am an artist in the Philippines who

collaborates / has collaborated with science and technology researchers and practitioners; or

incorporates scientific and technological research into my artistic / creative work; or

is involved in other kinds of art-science collaborative projects.

I am a scientist in the Philippines who

collaborates / has collaborated with artists when conducting research projects; or

uses scientific methodologies for research in or practice involving the arts and humanities; or

is involved in other kinds of science-art collaborative projects.

My background is in the arts and humanities...

... but my work in the Philippines has impact on scientific knowledge or practice.

If yes, we would love to learn more about your work.

Science By Way of Art is part of a research project that aims to explore existing, potential, under-utilized, or under-described collaborations between the arts and the sciences in the Philippines, and specifically looks at the impact of the arts and humanities in science and technology research in the Philippines

This open call is for artists, scientists, philosophers, designers, inventors, engineers, and other researchers who work in the arts and humanities or in the science and technology R&D sector. We would love to hear more about your work so we can build a clearer picture of the state of art-science collaborations in the country.

If interested to participate in the research, please click the button below to fill out a form to indicate your interest, and the research team will get in touch with you shortly after. The deadline for filling in the form has been extended to 15 June 2021.

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The Research Team

Diego Maranan

Lead Investigator


A transdisciplinary artist and researcher who investigates how technology can help us reimagine our relationship with the environment, with other people, and with ourselves. Associate Professor at the University of the Philippines Open University; co-founded Curiosity, a Manila-based design research firm; and co-founded SEADS, an international transdisciplinary network of artists, scientists, engineers and activists who reimagine and reshape the future through critical inquiry and hands-on experimentation.

Franchesca Casauay

Research Associate


A cultural worker with an interdisciplinary research and arts practice. In different capacities, she has participated in various festivals and art projects in the Philippines and internationally. Currently a tutor for the Multimedia Studies: New Media Art course at the University of the Philippines Open University.

Patricia Calora

Research Assistant


A development communicator who studies how people engage with science and technology. Currently a research associate at the UP Open University for the Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Studies program.