The Art Hive Science Shop: Breaking New Ground in Community Research.

In 2015, the Science Shop at La Ruche d’art St-Henri began offering in earnest, a venue for art and science engagement within the community. The “science shop” is based loosely on a model created in Europe (Living Knowledge, 2015) that brings scientists, artists, and other community members from diverse backgrounds together in a unique way that allows for purposeful interaction. The Science Shop serves as a safe, neutral place to engage in complex and often uncomfortable conversations. Steeped in the belief that citizens bring the missing and untapped creative capacity necessary to address social problems such as racism, social exclusion, food insecurity, and other social determinants of health (Mikkonen & Raphael, 2010), the Science Shop provides a space, materials, potential partnerships, and resources to support conversations and the co-creation of new knowledge. (P.739)

Janis Timm-Bottos, Université Concordia, et Jailson Lima, Collège Vanier (Réseau des Ruches d’Art)

CSS Past episodes

2022

2021

Poster depicting a city
Poster depicting groups of people engaging in diverse leisure activities
CSS Poster depicting 4 important women on the STEM field

2020

Poster depicting holiday activities
Poster for the CSS Community Research, January 2021

Poster depicting an older man working with tools, paint on what seems to be an art project. Several paintings on the wall behind him.
Poster depicting an older man working with tools, paint on what seems to be an art project. Several paintings on the wall behind him.

Senior STEAM Teapot Chats

Poster depicting a Teapot over the city
May 2020
Poster depicting a red Teapot over the city
June 2020
Poster depicting a Teapot over the city
July & August 2020

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