Workshop on ends and futures for synthetic biology

‘The end of synthetic biology? What futures?’ was a workshop held at Dovecot Studios in central Edinburgh on Thursday 14th & Friday 15th December 2017.

The event was the fifth and final in a series of experimental, interdisciplinary workshops organised by the ERC Engineering Life project. It involved participants from the natural and social sciences, policy, industry, civil society, art and design.

Programme:

Thursday 14th December 2017 The end of synthetic biology?
10:00 – 11:00am Arrival and Coffee
11:00 – 11:45am Introductions, Eulogies and Obituaries
11:45 – 12:15pm A Decade of Synthetic Biology
12:15 – 12:30pm Trailers for Tarot Readings, DISCARD, Epitaphs
12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30 – 3:00pm Synthetic biology: the Director’s Cut
3:00 – 3:30pm Coffee
3:30 – 4:30pm A Case of Uncertain Identity
4:30 – 5:00pm Readings and Reflections
5:00pm Finish

Friday 15th December 2017 What futures?
9:00 – 9:30am Arrival and Coffee
9:30 – 10:00am Introduction to Day 2
10:00 – 11:00am Promises and Found Texts with Pippa Goldschmidt
11:00 – 11:30am Coffee
11:30 – 1:00pm Critical Imaginaries with Daisy Ginsberg
1:00 – 2:00pm Lunch with DISCARD by Tarsh Bates and Devon Ward
2:00 – 3:00pm Possible Presents
3:00 – 3:30pm Closing discussion
4:00pm Finish

Event photos