CCA  Center for Contemporary Art and Ecology 

Sat 16 September


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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 the WOLLEMIA NOBILIS. This tree is part of the WOLLEMIA family, which is believed to have emerged over 200 million years ago, even before the age of the dinosaurs. On the 16th of September, you will study its stem, leafs and its flowers under a microscope, and even learn how to take pictures through this very microscope.

Date: Saturday 16 September
⌀ Time: 14:00–16:00
⌀ Level: No previous experience or prior knowledge required
⌀ Duration: 2 hours
Price: €30 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