Sciences and technologies, especially in academic research, can be hard to understand… and sometimes even harder to explain.

One year ago, 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.

EDITION 2019-20 | OPEN CALL FOR RESEARCHERS

Working closely with the pedagogical team of the Visual and Graphic Communication department of La Cambre Arts Visuels, as well as with PhD students from the École Polytechnique de Bruxelles of ULB – 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.

During a whole academic year, second year master’s students in Visual and Graphic Communication and PhD students in engineering shared, learned from each other and exchanged 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, Visual Communication students created 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 visualisations, depicting the way the artists are inspired by the scientific topics of research.

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POSTERS REP 2019

LA MÉCANIQUE DES IONS : COMMENT LUTTER CONTRE LA MUCOVISCIDOSE

Graphic design : Anne-Lise DEPIERRE

Researcher : Glenn GRAUWELS, PhD Candidate @ Engineering of Molecular NanoSystems (ENMS) , École polytechnique de Bruxelles, ULB

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MULTICRITERIA CLUSTERING

Graphic design : Laura SIMONATI

Researcher : Jean ROSENFELD, PhD Candidate @ CoDE-SMG, École polytechnique de Bruxelles, ULB

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DÉPASSEMENT DE NOS PRÉCONCEPTIONS COMME MOTEUR DE NOS APPRENTISSAGES

Graphic design : Lucie DAVID

Researcher : Raoul SOMMEILLIER, PhD Candidate @ Bio, Electro And Mechanical Systems (BEAMS), École polytechnique de Bruxelles, ULB

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VAINCRE LA MUCOVISCIDOSE AVEC DES TRANSPORTEURS SYNTHÉTIQUES

Graphic design : Sébastien RABASTE

Researcher : Glenn GRAUWELS, PhD Candidate @ Engineering of Molecular NanoSystems (ENMS) , École polytechnique de Bruxelles, ULB

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ARTWORKS REP 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”

Watch the full animation film by Sébastien RABASTE