During the year 2016, CRAG carried out an outreach project aimed to publicise its research results and their social repercussion through the accessibility and freshness of sketching, thereby fostering scientific culture. For this project, five professional sketchers put on the lab coat and gloves and immersed themselves in the plant and farm animal research world. Through their drawings and annotations they explain didactically the different projects and discoveries made by CRAG researches. These drawings and those from the nearly hundred sketching amateurs, who visited CRAG on an open house, set up an exhibition, an audiovisual and a book which were presented in the Library Sagrada Família- Josep M. Ainaud de Lasarte as a part of the Science Week’16.
You can download the book and visualize the video in the links provided in this page. Hard copies of the book are available at CRAG and in some public libraries.
The project was led by the CRAG researcher Elena Monte in collaboration with Zahorí de Ideas-Drawing on Location, and was funded by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT-15-9720) and by the Severo Ochoa Centres of Excellence in R&D Programme 2016-2019 (SEV-2015-0533), both of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, and by Semillas Fitó.