Sculpting With Light: Medieval and Modern Cosmology

Ordered Universe

It is delightful to announce a successful application to the Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residence Scheme for Alexandra Carr. Sculpting With Light: Medieval and Modern Cosmology will confront human attempts to grasp and master the structure and meaning of the universe. Inspired by Durham’s resources, from illuminated medieval manuscripts to the DiRac2-Super-Computer, the residency will enable Alex to spend the summer in Durham, working with Giles and Richard Bower and Tom McLeish, and many others, to explore medieval and modern cosmology. The residency will allow a creative space for Alex to develop her thoughts in tandem with academic and other creative input. The project will be based at the History Department in Durham and at Ushaw College. Alex will give a number of public talks at Ushaw, at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland, and at the Durham World Heritage Visitor Centre alongside academic input from medieval and modern scientific angles. Open studio days at Ushaw…

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