18 August 2022
‘Other Worlds Other Views: Contemporary Artists and Space Exploration’, Sydney Science Festivals symposium – Space Imaginaries. Western Sydney University and the Powerhouse Museum, Australia.
17 March 2022
‘Re-thinking Race, Identity and Migration – Cultural Inquiry as Curatorial Strategy’. Talk for the JRC (European Commission’s Joint Research Council) Changing the Ground talk series.
31 March 2021
Talk and panel member – Shaping the Future of XR and The Arts. IEEE Virtual Reality Conference.
28 January 2020
‘And Say the Animal Responded?’. Tuesday Talks at University of Lancaster School of Arts.
25-27 October 2018
Keynote lecture at ‘Beyond the Obvious (BtO) Conference ctrl+shift HUMAN: Arts, Sciences and Technologies in Coded Societies’, Timisoara, Romania.
20 July 2018
Panel member at EX-ART: Liquid Imaginary, an interdisciplinary event exploring the sea and the ocean through artistic use of emerging technologies. University of Westminster.
18 July 2018
‘Transdisciplinary methodologies in curatorial practice’. Talk for The Johns Hopkins University Master’s Program in Museum Studies, London Onsite Seminar 2018
13 June 2018
‘Curating the Co-Inquiry: Working across Disciplines’. Workshop & lecture for the Royal Holloway series ‘Curating Machines: Creating and Curating in the Digital‘. Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London.
11 June 2018
Talk at the workshop ‘Rethinking Usufruct in the Global Economy: States, Strategies & Ethics‘, Department of Anthropology, University College London.
9 June 2018
Panel member: Novel scenarios for art and science encounters. Ecsite Annual Conference 2018 – Creative Collisions. Geneva, Switzerland.
28 April 2018
Introducing and chairing ‘Assembly: Planetary Perspectives’, University of Westminster.
26 April 2018
Talk at the ‘Heart Project Workshop’, Winchester Gallery, Winchester.
20 April 2018
Talk at the conference ‘Human Resources: Whither the Human?: On the human as a quantitative-qualitative resource’, Medical Sciences, University College London.
19 March 2018
Talk on curating in the planetary commons. Critical Ecologies symposium, Goldsmiths, University of London
16 March 2018
Talk: Sailing 4 Geeks 2. Trans//Border, Mucem, Marseille
14 December 2017
Presentation on Arts Catalyst work and methodology. Common Time – STAL / Science Technologies Art Lab. Bozar, Brussels
31 October 2017
Presentation on Arts Catalyst methodology. Symposium: Art, Research & Creativity, University of Bath
30 September 2017
Talk: Aerocene – Flight without Borders
Earth Lab: An Investigation of Earth as a Laboratory
University of Westminster.
7 September 2017
Presidential lecture as 2017 President of the Science and the Arts Section of the British Science Association: Art and Science -Fostering an ecology of practices. British Science Festival, University of Sussex.
26 June 2017
Symposium: Researcher as Curator/Curator as Researcher
CREAM, University of Westminster
14 November 2016
Lecture: Art-Science Colloquium
University of California Santa Cruz
16 October 2016
Panel: Fostering an Ecology of Practices: Intersections of Art and Science
Creative Time Summit, Washington DC
2 April 2016
Paper: ‘Critical Issues in Outer Space’
Association of American Geographers’ Annual Meeting, San Francisco
6 November 2015
Conference: Space Without Rockets – Alternatives in Space Travel, Rubin Center, University of Texas at El Paso
1 October 2015
Lecture: ‘Art/Science Collaborations in the work of Arts Catalyst’
Sheffield Hallam University Away Day, Hermitage Moorings, London
5 August 2015
Talk: ‘Art in zero gravity’
Resort Studios, Margate
13 July 2015
Curator’s talk, Fabrica, Brighton
18 June 2015
Talk: ‘The Performance of Science in Art’
D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), Washington DC
17 March 2015
Talk: ‘Mechanising Life: animals as products in the age of biotechnology’
London LASER event, Central St Martin’s, University of the Arts, London
27 February 2015
FutureEverything ‘Fireside Chat’ with curator Daria Parkhomenko, director of LABORATORIA Art & Science Space, Moscow.
Talk at ‘Planetarity, Art/Curating PhD Research symposium’, Goldsmiths College, London
Lecture: Wimbledon College of Art MFA Fine Art, MA Drawing, MA Digital Theatre
Talk: ‘Sky, Landscape, Air and Nature – selected Arts Catalyst projects’
Landscape and Arts Network meeting, London
Paper: ‘Experimental ruins to laboratory life: artistic practices in the discourse between science and society’
Actinium nuclear forum, Oyoyo, Sapporo International Art Festival, Japan.
Talk: ‘Who owns the Moon?: declaring a republic of the moon’
‘They Used to Call it the Moon’ roundtable, BALTIC39, Newcastle upon Tyne
Talk: ‘Cross-disciplinary art and science: possibilities for secondary education’
Prince’s Teaching Institute Summer School Homerton College, Cambridge,
Talk: ‘The Arts Catalyst’
Art & Vision Science, Scientific Connections research seminar.
The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, London.
Talk: ’20 Years of The Arts Catalyst’
Inaugural London LASER meeting, University of Westminster, London.
Talk: ‘Performance and performativity in art and science’`
Splice Symposium: science, medicine, music & the performing arts
University of Notre Dame, London
Talk: ‘Peace and outer space: the role of artists and developing countries’
KOSMICA Mexico, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City
Talk: ‘PostNatural History: artists, animals and ecosystems’
‘Wildlife and Society: Challenges for a Shared Future’ conference, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
Talk. Seminar on Research in Arts and Sciences.
Writtle college Chelmsford, UK.
Lecture. ‘Off the Planet’
Z33, Hasselt, Belgium
Talk: ‘Integrating contemporary art into science & technology education’
‘Integrated Approaches to STEM Education’ seminar, ORT, London, UK
Lecture: ‘Experimental ruins to laboratory life: artistic practices in the discourse between science and society’
Ekologie: urban ecologies and its practices conference, Museum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland
Talk: ‘Art in zero gravity’
Kosmica Mexico, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City
19 July 2012
Catalyst Rwanda at Africa Utopia, Southbank Centre, London.
Talk: Catalyst Rwanda, Clore Leadership Programme 2011/12 fellows.
Talk: Engaging the Artist’s Voice: Museums, galleries and artists working in collaboration conference, British Museum/Arts Council England, London, UK
Speaker and chair: Red Tape discussion
Royal College of Art, London, UK. Report on the event with video and photos.
Talk: Mayfest Artist Breakfast: how artists and scientists collaborate
Theatre Bristol & Mayfest, UK
Chair: ‘Scientific Visions: Enrico Coen and Rob Kesseler in conversation‘, organised by the Art, Science and Technology research group
Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, London, UK.
Presentation: 3:Vanigen, Gothenburg International Science Festival, Sweden.
Co-chair: International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Technical Committee on the Cultural Utilisation of Space, IAF Spring meeting, Paris, France.
Lecture: ‘Audiences and Public in the Arts Sector’ seminar, MA Museums, Galleries and Contemporary Culture, University of Westminster,
Co-presenter: Workshop on the ‘Arctic Perspective Initiative’ with Lisa Haskel
London Citizen Cyberscience Summit, UCL
Participant: ‘Wasted Debates‘ round table discussion
Bluecoats, Liverpool, UK.
Speaker: ‘In Public’ research symposium
Royal College of Art School of Humanities, London, UK.
Keynote: Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Award Ceremony
Science Center Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands. Organised by the Waag Society.
Talk: Kwetu Film Institute, Kigali, Rwanda.
Keynote: Power in Outer Space symposium, University of Brighton
Panelist: Art & Geopolitics
Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society, RGS, UK
Paper: ‘Critical Art and Intervention in the Technologies of the Arctic’
Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society, RGS, London, UK
Talk: The Media School, Bournemouth University
Talk: Cafe Curio
Camden Arts Centre, London
Speaker: ‘Perspectives on Art & Medicine‘ symposium
University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton
Keynote: Curating Science conference
Wellcome Collection, London, organised by Kingston University.
Speaker: ‘Data Landscapes’ workshop
University of Westminster (AHRC funded network project).
Lecturer: ‘Dynamics of Collaboration and Forms of Creativity’ seminar
Centre de Art de Santa Monica & the British Council, Barcelona, Spain
Paper: ‘Identity Correction: Parody, Satire & Media’
‘Digital Portraits of Transculturalism’ symposium, Centre for Creative Collaboration, London
Panelist: Information Just Wants to be Free, Intelligence Squared event
Dana Centre, Science Museum, London.
Keynote: Ways of Knowing conference, University of Hertfordshire
Speaker: Clore Leadership Programme, 2009/10 fellowship programme
Panelist: LSE-Marcel Symposium on Artistic Research & Experimentation in Digital Media
King’s College London.
Chair/discussant: Micol Assael and Ivan Kuzhekin
Museion, Bolzano, Italy
Chair: ITACCUS (International Astronautical Federation’s Technical Committee on Cultural Utilisation of Space) at the IAF Spring meeting in Paris.
Chair: Conversation between Brandon Ballengee and Giovanni Aloi
Talk: ‘Arctic Perspective Initiative’
‘Planetary Breakdown: autonomous infrastructures for a sustainable future’ symposium, The Arts Catalyst/Intersections, AV Festival, BALTIC, Gateshead
Talk: ‘Arctic Perspective Initiative
super collider’s Science Fair, The Book Club, London
Participant: Futurity Long Conversation
transmediale 10, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany.
Seminar: Goldsmiths College MA Art & Politics, with Stephen Forster, John Hansard Gallery
Participant: ‘Bio-Culture and the Post-Humanities: Animals?’ symposium
Institute for Modern & Contemporary Culture, University of Westminster, London, UK.
Talk: Transitio_mx festival, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City.
Chair/Discussant: ‘Eye of the Storm’ conference
Tate Britain, London, UK.