28th June – 01st July 2021

The Routes to Roots Networks and Beyond

Fully virtual event!

For the Plant Biology Europe 2021 online Congress, Art & Science Node will present a virtual exhibition with accompanying events, combining the worlds of art, science and innovation. The exhibition will comprise two interdisciplinary projects: Rhizosphere: The Big Network of Small Worlds and CHIC Art & Science, providing an international survey of artworks created by artists in collaboration with scientists in the field of life sciences and biotechnology.

Art & Science Synergy Foundation / Art & Science Node (ASN) is a non-profit organization and a platform to promote multidisciplinary projects offering institutions and organizations a powerful, innovative communication strategy through art and science. ASN has been sharing knowledge, ideas and experiences, based on its interdisciplinary ASSET vision: Art/Science/Society/Education/Technology = Innovation.


Rhizosphere: The Big Network of Small Worlds

Rhizosphere is a comprehensive art, research & education project based on a long-term cooperation between the Studio of Transdisciplinary Projects & Research of the University of Arts in Poznań and the Faculty of Biology of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. The project is dynamically developing its ASSET network.

CHIC Artists-in-Residence Program

CHIC is a project funded by EU Horizon 2020 Program, supporting the establishment of a responsible innovation pathway for the development and application of New Plant Breeding Techniques (NPBTs) for chicory as a multipurpose crop for the production of high-value consumer products (inulin, medical terpenes), in line with societal needs and concerns.

With artworks of renowned as well as emerging artists: Jill Scott, Marille Hahne, Anna Dumitriu, Alex May, Andre Bartetzki, Joanna Hoffmann, Pei-Ying Lin, Diana Taukin, Jadwiga Subczyńska, Larys Lubowicki, Małgorzata Kaczmarek, Maria Subczyńska, Marta Bączyk, Paulina Misiak and Piotr Słomczewski.

Online Program

accompanying, online events – workshops, presentation, meetings and talks

27 June, 6 pmExhibition’s Opening
live virtual curatorial tour
Join on Zoom here
Meeting ID: 840 7697 0175, Passcode: 888543
28-29 June, 5:30 pmLet’s eat CHICque. Gourmet Aftertastes
online cooking workshop
see below
30 June, 7 pmThe Unnatural, That Too is Natural
live online, art & science talk
Zoom link:
1 July, 6 pmArt in Science & Technology Education
The Future of STEAM Education

live online, art & science talk
Join on Zoom here
Meeting ID: 849 7688 4907, Passcode: 660768


Let’s eat CHICque. Gourmet Aftertastes

free online workshop
28-29 JUNE 2021, from 5:30pm

The workshop opens up the unique art, science and culinary potentials of alternative, healthy ingredients found in chicory (Cichorium intybus). Join Art & Science Node in the online panel discussion, cooking workshop and discussion about the health benefits and sensory stimulations of this delicious plants roots and discover its molecular structure through the medium of interactive media art.

The workshop will feature the molecules of inulin and terpenes from the chicory roots. Here, artists – Jill Scott and Marille Hahne, pastry chef Jordi Bordas, food producer – Sensus will collaborate to provide you with innovative forms of communication plus two astonishing pastry recipes that will not only stimulate your tastebuds, but give you a basic start for a future of healthier baking and consumption.

The event would take place over two evenings, on 28th and 29th of June. The first evening consists of an international art and science discussions panel, films about inulin production, and a master cooking exercise with two fabulous inulin desert recipes invented by Jordi Bordas (World Pastry Champion). In the second evening a discussion and analysis take place.

This international event related to the CHIC Horizon 2020 EU Project and CHIC Artists-in-Residence Program is designed by Art & Science Node to help you explore innovative approaches to the use of chicory with the chance to taste great food and share your accomplishments with others.

The first 40 participants will obtain inulin and chicory coffee samples provided by Sensus and sent to their home address before the event.

Chocolate « soufflé » © Jordi Bordas/Martí Sans


Jointly Organized by:
Organizing Secretariat:

Centro Congressi Internazionale srl
Via San Francesco da Paola, 37 – 10123 Torino – Italy
Tel. +39 011 2446911 – Fax +39 011 2446950