The Sci­en­tific Cen­ter hosts three-month ‘re_use’ pro­gram

In part­ner­ship with the Kuwait Foun­da­tion for the Ad­vance­ment of Sciences

Kuwait Times - - Local -

KUWAIT: The lat­est edi­tion of the re_use pro­gram launched re­cently at The Sci­en­tific Cen­ter of Kuwait (TSCK); re_use be­ing the unique multi-arts pro­gram that seeks to cre­ate a sus­tain­able, in­te­gra­tive en­vi­ron­ment to fur­ther so­cial in­ter­est and re­search in the fields of en­vi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity and STEAM ed­u­ca­tion. The open­ing ex­hi­bi­tion for the pro­gram took place re­cently, fea­tur­ing a num­ber of never-be­fore-seen live per­for­mances at TSCK’s IMAX theatre with the at­ten­dance of a num­ber of VIP guests.

A cut­ting-edge, multi-arts pro­gram, re_use was de­vel­oped by renowned Kuwaiti mul­ti­me­dia artist, Za­hed Sultan. This lat­est three-month pro­gram is tak­ing place un­der the um­brella of re_use’s three-year col­lab­o­ra­tion and strate­gic part­ner­ship with TSCK and the Kuwait Foun­da­tion for the Ad­vance­ment of Sciences (KFAS).

Rana Nibari, Gen­eral Man­ager at TSCK, said: “We at TSCK are com­mit­ted to fos­ter­ing an un­der­stand­ing of and re­spon­si­bil­ity to­wards our en­vi­ron­ment, thereby con­nect­ing us to the world around us. By rais­ing aware­ness of is­sues im­pact­ing the en­vi­ron­ment through a hands-on, in­ter­ac­tive method, we of­fer peo­ple the op­por­tu­nity to in­ves­ti­gate and make their own de­ci­sions about com­plex en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues.”

Adding: “With­out a doubt, TSCK is de­lighted to sup­port and host ex­hi­bi­tions and pro­grams such as this one, which re­flect our vi­sion and goals. We are fully aware of the mag­ni­tude of our re­spon­si­bil­ity to­wards our en­vi­ron­ment and our role in deal­ing with en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues fac­ing our world, es­pe­cially our beloved Kuwait. We are also firm be­liev­ers in art be­ing a medium for us to in­tro­duce new ideas which in­crease our in­volve­ment in the world around us.”

The re_use pro­gram fea­tures a mul­ti­me­dia ex­hi­bi­tion which in­ves­ti­gates top­ics re­lated to en­vi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity, and seeks to shed light on prac­ti­cal and cre­ative so­lu­tions to tackle chal­lenges the world faces to­day. The ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tures in­ter­ac­tive, dig­i­tally cre­ative works by lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional artists and de­sign­ers that en­gage the gen­eral pub­lic, in­clud­ing: Plas­tic Re­flec­tic, an in­stal­la­tion which pro­vokes thought on how we im­pact the en­vi­ron­ment with plas­tic waste; and Phono­folium, an in­ter­ac­tive art­work of a liv­ing tree which re­acts to sound or touch to demon­strate hu­man in­flu­ence on liv­ing things.

Fur­ther­more, ‘re_use’ also fea­tures an au­dio-vis­ual per­for­mance at the IMAX theatre, in ad­di­tion to a lab pro­gram of­fer­ing ed­u­ca­tional classes for both adults and chil­dren - which takes place over the course of 12 weeks with a ded­i­cated space fo­cus­ing specif­i­cally on lo­cal rel­e­vance of the pro­gram’s cen­tral topic to Kuwait’s fu­ture. Vis­i­tors of all ages can take part in the work­shops, as the pro­gram serves as a knowl­edge-ex­change plat­form for top­ics re­lated to en­vi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity.

KUWAIT: A gen­eral view of Kuwait City’s sky­line. —Photo by Mo­ham­mad Sobhi (KUNA)

KUWAIT: Of­fi­cials in­au­gu­rate the ‘re_use’ pro­gram at The Sci­en­tific Cen­ter of Kuwait (TSCK). — Pho­tos by Yasser Al-Zayyat

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