CCA  Center for Contemporary Art and Ecology 

Sat 14 October


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In 1674, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek took a water sample from a lake nearby Delft, called the Berkelse Meer. Using his self-made microscope lens, Van Leeuwenhoek zoomed in on the sample and suddenly spotted “tiny animals” wiggling around. These were microbes, and as such, this moment marked the beginning of microbiology as a scientific field of study. 

As part of the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek year, marking the 300th anniversary of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek’s death, RADIUS is organizing a series of microscopy workshops. Guided by Delft-based artist Rob van Es, participants are provided with a peek into microbial life. During the workshop, participants are taught the ins and outs of microscopes and prepare their own samples, which they can take home at the end of the workshop. Besides looking at microbial life, you will also be taught how to photograph the sample by using the lens of the microscope. 

This edition revolves around weeds. This group of plants can be found anywhere and everywhere. Sprouting in cracks in the road, or growing between tiles, they are everywhere. Dandelions, the sleeping beauty, just to name a few. During this workshop you'll zoom in on these wonderful plants in order to study their parts.

Date: Saturday 14 October
⌀ Time: 14:00–16:00
⌀ Level: No previous experience or prior knowledge required
⌀ Duration: 2 hours
Price: €40 per participant
⌀ The workshop will continue with a minimum of 10 registrations
A free visit to the current exhibition at RADIUS is included in the ticket price
Location: RADIUS, Kalverbos 20
⌀ Please note that the location is not wheelchair accessible

The workshop was developed in collaboration with artists Rob van Es and Wim van Egmond
The workshop was made possible with the financial support of Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie and the Municipality of Delft