Galápagos Art and Science Journey

Sea Lion on the rocks in Galapagos – Copyright Sven-Olof Lindblad


Artists and scientists address climate change
16 – 27 September 2020

In a global world, territorial limits are fading away. A journey is a central element in any investigation, and today maybe even more, although the reasons seem to be multiple. In our world, the global world, we must take actions to reverse the damage done, we must take care of the environment and stop competing with nature, since we are in fact a part of it. Galapagos Art & Science Journey is an expedition inspired by the relevance of these islands, as they as they are pioneers in policy implementation of sustainable development and environmental protection.

Copyright Michael S. Nolan

Organized by the Quo Artis foundation- and with the support of the Royal academy of European Doctors RAED- this expedition invites 8 artists that tackle issues related with the environmental crisis: ranging from acoustic pollution to waste residue, from imaginary botanical atlases to underwater contamination. Galapagos Art & Science Journey creates a laboratory of ideas where artists and scientists can reflect upon the future of humanity and non-human species, through artistic projects and a cycle of debates. Through this interdisciplinary journey, we become explorers of the future.






Quo Artis co-organizes this project with the Royal Academy of European Doctors (RAED), who invites 6 personalities to take part in the expedition and contribute to a rich exchange of knowledge. Rosalía Artega (Social activist, writer and first female president of Ecuador – 1997), Aaron Cienchanover (Biologist, Nobel Chemistry Prize – 2004), Frances Arnold (Chemical engineer, Nobel Chemistry Prize – 2018), Barry Barish (Experimental Physicist, Nobel Physics Prize – 2017), Gérard Mourou (Physicist, Nobel Physics Prize – 2018) and Richard Schrock (Chemical, Nobel Chemistry Prize – 2005) will join us in this extraordinary expedition.


National Geographic Endeavour in Galapagos



The trip, which will be carried out on board of Endeavour II – a National Geographic ship with energy-efficient lighting- will have a printed publication by RAED, as well as a digital and printed publication by Quo Artis.






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