Recherche en Perspective

Recherche en Perspective

Sciences and technologies, especially in academic research, can be hard to understand… and sometimes even harder to explain. In 2018, looking for a way to tackle this, we had an idea: getting scientific researchers and visual communication students around the table, inviting them to work together on projects at once visually attractive and scientifically enlightening.

Working closely with the pedagogical team of the Visual and Graphic Communication department of La Cambre Arts Visuels, as well as with PhD candidates, scientists and Professors from the various research department of the Université libre de Bruxelles, we started exploring mutually beneficial ways to build exchanges between very different, but equally creative minds. A few weeks later, we launched the first pilot year of Recherche en Perspective.

Each academic year since 2018, master’s students in Visual and Graphic Communication and researchers in different scientific fields share, learn from each other and exchange on how to best popularize, represent and communicate highly complex scientific research, for the benefit of a large audience as well as the artists and scientists themselves.

The outcomes? For each scientific research, an explicatory panel / poster aiming at representing and explaining the complex scientific research topics. And to spice it up a bit, they also created more interpretative, abstract and personal artworks, depicting the way the artists are inspired by the scientific topics of research.

Artworks 2023

Mycorrhizal fungi
How do fungi impact plants in stress conditions?

Leaflet
Graphic design : Amandine KERVYN

In collaboration with
Joske RUYTINX

Assistant Professor
Applied Biological Sciences (DBIT)
Biology Department (VUB)

Comment les sciences évoluent-elles ?
Booklet

Graphic design: Léonie LEFERE

In collaboration with
Félix DEVAUX

PhD in Chemistry
Faculty of Sciences (ULB)

ROSCOSMIC

Posters
Graphic design : William DENIS

In collaboration with

Louise CHARLIER
FNRS FRESH grantee 1st grant
ENSAV La Cambre and ULB

The Moon Goose Analogue
Advertising campaign, graphic identity and posters

Graphic design: Ewan A. LOPES

In collaboration with
Louise CHARLIER

FNRS FRESH grantee 1st grant
ENSAV La Cambre and ULB

 

D’où viennent les déchets radioactifs ?

Leaflet
Graphic design : Hippolyte LESSELIERS

In collaboration with
Céline KERMISCH

PhD in Philosophy
Researcher at École polytechnique de Bruxelles (ULB)

Comment fait-on pousser des tomates ?
Booklet

Graphic design: Clémentine BOST

In collaboration with
Marie CAVITTE
FNRS Postdoctoral researcher
Hugues GOOSSE
FNRS Senior Research Associate

Earth and Life Institute, Earth & Climate ELIC, UCL
ENSAV La Cambre and ULB

 

La variabilité climatique dans les modèles
Poster

Graphic design: Mélissa REA

In collaboration with
Marie CAVITTE
FNRS Postdoctoral researcher
Hugues GOOSSE
FNRS Senior Research Associate

Earth and Life Institute, Earth & Climate ELIC, UCL
ENSAV La Cambre and ULB

Pourquoi les chercheur·se·s peuvent-ielles se tromper ?
App

Graphic design: Mélina ASPRIDIS

In collaboration with
Félix DEVAUX

PhD in Chemistry
Faculty of Science (ULB)

 

Artworks 2022

REFUGEES WELCOME ?

Edition
Graphic design : Jana KATANIC

In collaboration with
PhD Julia VAN DESSEL

Aspirante F.R.S-FNRS
Département des Sciences sociales et des Sciences du Travail
Faculté de Philosophie et Sciences sociales (ULB)

AU PAYS DES GRAPHES, DES ARBRES ET DES POLYÈDRES
Booklet

Graphic design: Mathilde BOUSSANGE

In collaboration with
Prof. Jean CARDINAL

Professor and researcher in the field of theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics

Co-director of the Algorithms Research Group
Computer Science Department
Faculty of Sciences (ULB)

OÙ LA COULEUR EXISTE-T-ELLE ?

Edition
Graphic design : Zoé Kamalic
https://zoekamalic.be/

In collaboration with
Adrien Lucca

FRArt FNRS Fellow
Professeur de Couleurs à La Cambre

POURQUOI LES FILLES RATENT PARFOIS LES COURS DE PISCINE

Booklet and posters
Graphic design: Zahra Eddaif

In collaboration with
Lucas Secades & Julia Thieffry

Founders of Tulipal
www.tulipal.com

Artworks 2021

MISE EN ABYME AU COEUR DE L’ARTSCIENCE

Series of 9 posters
Graphic design: Cécile CUNY

In collaboration with
PhD Candidate Raoul SOMMEILLIER

Independent transdisciplinary research at
Ohme Academia

Research in Science Education at
 Bio, Electro And Mechanical Systems (BEAMS)
Brussels School of Engineering (ULB)

PHÉNIX : COMMENT LA MÉDECINE PEUT-ELLE UTILISER LE PLASMA FROID?

Edition
Graphic design : Raphaëlle KERN

In collaboration with
PhD Candidate Orianne BASTIN

Research in biomechanical device at
Micro-Bio-Mechatronics Research Unit
Bio, Electro And Mechanical Systems (BEAMS-µTech)
Brussels School of Engineering (ULB)

UNE ÉLECTRONIQUE VERTE ET DURABLE, C’EST POSSIBLE?

Edition
Graphic design: Arthur DUBOIS

In collaboration with
Guillaume SCHWEICHER
FNRS Postdoctoral Fellow 

Research in Organic Electronics at
Department of Chemistry
Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry
Faculty of Sciences (ULB)

STÉRÉOTOPIA

Edition et poster
Graphic design : Caroline ROHN

In collaboration with
Fariha ALI
Project manager

Action-based research at
Migrations, au-delà des préjugés
ULB engagée ASBL
Université libre de Bruxelles

HYPERION : THE TITANS OF LIGHT

Edition & poster
Graphic design: Margot LASSOIE

In collaboration with
Dr. Wassilis TZEVELECOS &
Prof. Jean-Louis MIGEOT

Microgravity Research Center (MRC)
Physical Chemistry Department
Brussels School of Engineering (ULB)

Posters 2020

Artworks 2020

WHY DON’T YOU TRY KINO?

Animation
Graphic design: Lucie FAURÈS

Inspired by the PhD thesis of Amine HOSSEIN entitled “Design and implementation of a multidimensional ballistocardiograph
for automated monitoring of cardiac contractility.”

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OSE

Webdesign
Graphic design : Annaëlle GOLFIER

Inspired by the research of Prof. Gilles BRUYLANTS about “Délivrance d’acides nucléiques à l’aide de nanoparticules”

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PLANTULE MAGAZINE

Création éditoriale
Graphic design: Flore SANCHEZ

Inspired by the PhD thesis of Laurent STORRER entitled “Monitoring of crowd dynamics with passive radars based on WiFi signals”

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IN SPACE

Immersive projection
Graphic design : Anne-Lise DEPIERRE

Inspired by the PhD thesis of Amine HOSSEIN entitled “Design and implementation of a multidimensional ballistocardiograph
for automated monitoring of cardiac contractility.”

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C’EST QUOI CE BORDEL? LE POGO

Animation
Graphic design: Louis-Pierre CAUSSANEL

Inspired by the PhD thesis of Laurent STORRER entitled “Physicochemical Characterization of Chloride Transport across Lipid Membranes by Synthetic Molecular Carriers”

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DELHAYE ™

Campagne publicitaire, identité visuelle, packagings, vidéo et affiche
Graphic design : Axel VILLAREAL

Inspired by the PhD thesis of Quentin DELHAYE entitled “Automated System Partitioning for Efficient 3D-ID Partitioning Using Hypergraphs”

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NANO VIDEO GAME

Animation
Graphic design: Louise SERVAN

Inspired by the research of Prof. Gilles BRUYLANTS about “Délivrance d’acides nucléiques à l’aide de nanoparticules”

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3D-IC

Animation
Graphic design : Chloé GAERTNER

Inspired by the PhD thesis of Quentin DELHAYE entitled “Automated System Partitioning for Efficient 3D-ID Partitioning Using Hypergraphs”

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Posters 2019

Artworks 2019

SOUFFLE
Edition
Graphic design: Anne-Lise DEPIERRE

Inspired by the PhD thesis of Glenn GRAUWELS entitled “Physicochemical Characterization of Chloride Transport across Lipid Membranes by Synthetic Molecular Carriers”

MULTICRITERIA GRAPHICS
Edition
Graphic design : Laura SIMONATI

Inspired by the PhD thesis of Jean ROSENFELD entitled “An Extension of PROMETHEE to Multicriteria Clustering”

T’ES SÛR.E? LE PETIT GUIDE QUI VIENT À BOUT DES PRÉCONCEPTIONS
Edition
Graphic design: Lucie DAVID

Inspired by the PhD thesis of Raoul SOMMEILLIER entitled “Triggered Cognitive Rupture As a Way to Improve Learning and Invention Processes”

VAINCRE LA MUCOVISCIDOSE AVEC DES TRANSPORTEURS SYNTHÉTIQUES
Animated short film
Graphic and motion designs : Sébastien RABASTE
Sound design : Victor GÉRARD

Inspired by the PhD thesis of Glenn GRAUWELS entitled “Physicochemical Characterization of Chloride Transport across Lipid Membranes by Synthetic Molecular Carriers”

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Perspectives : Science – Graphic Art Collaborations

Perspectives : Science – Graphic Art Collaborations

The exhibition Perspectives retraces the editions of the academic project “Recherche en Perspective” for which students of the Master in Visual and Graphic Communication (ENSAV La Cambre) and ULB researchers from various disciplines have collaborated. Together, they co-created and produced communication materials that illustrate in an attractive and visual way scientific content that is sometimes difficult to grasp and communicate.

For although commitment to academic and scientific research aims to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in a specific field, this contribution is only meaningful if it is understood and shared.

Perspectives second edition | 2023/2024, ULB Campus Solbosch

The second edition of Perspectives retraces five editions of the academic project Recherche en Perspective, coordinated by Ohme and ENSAV La Cambre. The project involves Masters students in visual and graphic communication and researchers from a variety of specialisms in a collaborative process that emphasises interdisciplinarity, creativity, dialogue and mutual learning.

The fruit of these synergies is a set of 36 productions which are presented to you in a route through the public space on the Solbosch campus. These productions take a critical and creative look at the subjects, methods, objectives and issues at stake in the work of 23 researchers from a wide range of scientific disciplines: biomedical, electronics, sociology, chemistry, etc.

Discover the works on the campus until 15 February 2024!

Perspectives first edition | 2021, Halles Saint-Géry

Credits

Artists, graphic designers, illustrators:
Clémentine Bost | Mathilde Boussange | Louis-pierre Caussanel | Cécile Cuny | Manon Copper | Lucie David | William Denis | Anne-lise Depierre | Arthur Dubois | Lucie Faurès | Maria Fraga | Chloé Gaertner | Anaëlle Golfier | Zoé Kamalic | Jana Katanic | Raphaëlle Kern | Amandine Kervyn | Margot Lassoie | Léonie Lefere | Hippolyte Lesseliers | Ewan A. Lopes | Sébastien Rabaste | Mélissa Rea | Caroline Rohn | Flore Sanchez | Louise Servan | Laura Simonati | Mariia Timofeeva | Axel Villarreal

Scientists, researchers, doctoral students, professors:
Fariha Ali | Orianne Bastin | Gilles Bruylants | Jean Cardinal | Marie Cavitte | Louise Charlier | Quentin Delhaye | Félix Devaux | Gwenaël Diélie | Hugues Goosse | Glenn Grauwels | Amin Hossein | Céline Kermisch | Adrien Lucca | Jean- louis Migeot | Jean Rosenberg | Jean-Louis Migeot | Jean-Louis Migeot louis Migeot | Jean Rosenfeld | Joske Ruytinx | Guillaume Schweicher | Lucas Secades | Raoul Sommeillier | Laurent Storrer | Julia Thieffry | Wassilis Tzevelecos | Julia Van Dessel

Scenography 2023/24: Aiko Design

Scenography 2021: Studio Marie Douel

Graphic design: TAVU

Pedagogical coordination of Recherche en Perspective:
Marco Calant | Mathilde Collobert | Jean-manuel Duvivier | Chiquinquira Garcia | Loïc Gaume | Nicolas Rome | Gwen Sauvage | Raoul Sommeillier

Acknowledgements:
Zoé Ceulemans | Marius Gilbert | Valentine Hogge | Léa Mellini | Aurélie Rousseau

Press

In collaboration with ENSAV – La Cambre and Université libre de Bruxelles.

The 2023/24 edition has received the support of ENSAV La Cambre, Université libre de Bruxelles, Innoviris, Région de Bruxelles Capitale, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, FNRS – Fond Wernaers.

The 2021 edition has received the support of Innoviris, the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, the Ernest Solvay Fund managed by the Roi Baudouin Foundation, the Brussels-Capital Region and Urban Brussels.

Machines for Good

Machines for Good

WHAT IS MACHINES FOR GOOD?

Can Artificial Intelligence be not only a tool but also a topic to discuss? 

Starting from this challenge, 4 European organizations – Baltan Laboratories, Fundación Zaragoza Ciudad del Conocimiento – FZC, Ohme, led by Sineglossa – launch Machines for Good, a new European project funded by the European Commission under the CERV program

CERV stands for Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values: it’s a program launched in 2021 by the European Union that will run for seven years, until 2027. It seeks to support and develop open, rights-based, democratic, equal and inclusive societies based on the rule of law. This includes a vibrant and empowered civil society, encouraging people’s democratic, civic and social participation and cultivating the rich diversity of European society, based on our common values, history and memory.

Machines for Good will contribute to achieve this goal by using AI not only as a tool but also as a driver of participation of youngsters, when combined with arts. To do so, the project plans a series of training workshops in each country where partners are based – Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain – aimed at teenagers and young people, in which artificial intelligence tools will be shown and used to critically address issues related to 4 technology challenges: technology and sustainability, technology and democracy, technology and climate change, and technology and community.

From these workshops, a set of guidelines will emerge and will be discussed with local and international policy makers and stakeholders. As a last step,  a document of policy recommendations will be published, aiming  to increase awareness on Artificial Intelligence and its potential for citizen’s participation.

On 12 and 13 July 2023, Ohme hosted two interactive workshops at FARI, the AI Institute for the Common Good, to explore practical responses to societal problems using AI.

Working with citizens, AI experts and professionals, we explored how these technologies can be applied to two important sectors for the sustainability of our communities: food and the circular economy. How can these new tools have a positive impact on society? How real can this impact be?

In partnership with The Barn Bio Market – Brussels | La Ferme du parc Maximilien | Kroket | Le Pédalo | Terroirist

Mission: To meet the challenges of a Brussels partner active in the food sector by exploring the possibilities and limits of these new technologies.

This workshop also focused on the ethical and societal issues involved in implementing such tools, in order to provide an overview of this highly topical subject.

In partnership with Repair together

Mission: To respond to various challenges such as repairability and programmed obsolescence by exploring the possibilities and limits of these new technologies.

This workshop also focused on the ethical and societal issues involved in implementing such tools, in order to provide an overview of this highly topical subject.

 

On 30 November 2023, Ohme hosted at FARI a morning of talks and exchanges to explore the potential of artificial intelligence combined with art to enhance civil participation and engagement in democratic processes, with a focus on climate change issues. This event – free upon registration – was designed for an audience of policymakers, researchers and civil servants working in Belgian public administrations.

9:30 – 10:00 : Reception of participants and the public at FARI’s premises in Be-Central (Cantersteen 16, 1000 Brussels)

10:00 – 10:40 : First talk by Neena Singh of Knowledge center – Data & Society, the central hub for the legal, social and ethical aspects of data-driven applications and AI applications presenting Amai! – Boosting AI Literacy and co-creating AI Solutions for societal challenges.

10:40 – 11:00 : Coffee break

11:00 – 11:40 : Second talk by Antoine Bertin, a French artist working with the research centre Earth Species Project to decode animal language using AI to develop innovative forms of sensibilisation and advocacy practices to raise public awareness on climate change issues.

11:40 – 12:30 : Panel talk with the morning’s speakers and a representative from FARI

12:30 – 13:30 : Networking Lunch

PARTNERS

Baltan Laboratories is a cultural indisciplinary lab based in Eindhoven (NL). Baltan Lab focuses on societal issues through a relational approach, creating spaces to rehearse living otherwise. In a world full of complexity, Baltan Lab stands for the importance of interactions between different disciplines to achieve a relational approach able to respond to the environmental, political, social, economic and technological issues we must address today. 

Ohme is an organisation based in Brussels (BE) that creates and produces original content at the intersection of Arts and Sciences. Drawing on a multidisciplinary team of engineers and professionals from the cultural sector as well as a large scientific and artistic network, Ohme’s objective is to develop new forms of scientific mediation, multidisciplinary artistic creation, education and innovation through collaborative practices.

Sineglossa is a cultural organisation based in Ancona (IT) that fosters new sustainable development models in response to global challenges by applying the processes of contemporary art. 

Zaragoza City of Knowledge Foundation (FZC)/Etopia is a private non-profit foundation founded in 2004 based in Zaragoza (ES). Its founding objectives include the dissemination of the progress made by the Knowledge Society to build a more participative, equalitarian, inclusive, and innovative society; open to new developments and opportunities offered when we work at the intersection of art, science and technology.

RISE Evolution Game

RISE Evolution Game

RISE Evolution Game est un Kit pédagogique sous forme de jeux de cartes pour acquérir les concepts de base de l’évolution.

 

Master Theses

Master Theses and Internships at Ohme

In partnership with academic research departments, artists and designers, we define master theses and projects’ subjects for students in various scientific fields.

We invite students in science and engineering to collaborate with artists and designers for their master thesis project. In this way, we offer to the students an engaging, hands-on subject for their thesis, while discovering potential new applications of their studies, going “off the rails” of their course of study and think creatively. At the same time, artists and designer get the opportunity to receive technical help and support for their creations.

Our aim is to offer to master students the opportunity to be involved in a collaborative, interdisciplinary and inspiring project which both contributes to the development of new scientific knowledge and has a useful and concrete impact on our society and on the artistic collaborators’ activities. Such collaborative research projects also support one Ohme’s fundamental mission: taking science out of the labs and creativity out of the studios, to bring them at the meeting point of knowledge sharing.

We hope this innovative and stimulating way to experience master studies will open the door to interesting transdisciplinary interactions, to fruitful collaboration and to new ways of thinking about the world among involved artists and future engineers and scientists.

The Ohme’s Master Thesis subjects for the academic year 2020-21 will be published at the end of April 2020.

TRIAXES Ens

Triaxes+

As a Brussels-based actor around the topics of interdisciplinarity, innovation and collaboration, taking part to the coordination of TRIAXES Ens from 2019 was an opportunity Ohme couldn’t miss !

TRIAXES Ens is an intensive and exciting collaborative project developed jointly with the design, business, engineering and law schools. It brings together students from four faculties to collaborate and integrate design thinking models for both the product prototyping and business model envisaged. This interfaculty master module for MA2 students combines the following features : creativity, multidisciplinarity, entrepreneurship, product development, teamwork and project-based learning. The uniqueness of the program comes from this innovative combination, from how it is integrated in a continuously improving pedagogical ecosystem and from the strong and rare learning outcomes offered by this experience.

Any curriculum at university-level in a specific faculty and scientific field offers few opportunities to exchange, share and collaborate with people having other backgrounds. The TRIAXES methodology offers this opportunity to step outside the specific educational monoculture students faced during higher education. TRIAXES ENS is a practical allegory of what one would call “transdisciplinary synergy”. The collective intelligence of students with different backgrounds, united behind a common goal, leads to creative solutions to complex challenges and tangible results which go beyond what would be possible by simply setting out disciplines side-by- side.

In terms of learning outcomes, this collaborative experience helps to overcome individualism and silo thinking and to acquire new sustainable (meta-)skills and mindsets which are key success factors in the (post-graduated) real-life world of work: open-mindedness, critical thinking, perspective shifting, knowledge transfer, teamwork mentality, task breakdown, introspection, etc. Moreover, the project-based learning approach motivates the students by actively engaging them in a real-world
and personally meaningful project.

From 2013 to present, 89 students have taken part to TRIAXES Ens projects. The 2019-20 edition signalled the end of the first chapter. Indeed, we have new perspectives and ambitions for TRIAXES Ens programmes. We’re currently working with the supervisory team on two new formats: TRIAXES Ens Master Theses and TRIAXES Ens Advanced Master.

Our highest desire and ambition is to go even further in interdisciplinarity by involving people with broader backgrounds: artists, biologist, architects, musicians, philosophers, etc. More info soon!