Unknowness Lab


©Francisca Moreira


Unknowness Lab is a research and creation initiative aimed at tackling scientific challenges with a multidisciplinary team of scientists and artists. Its main premise is to face unresolved scientific questions by applying artistic tools, tecniques and perspectives, in an attempt to eventually reach some progress or enlightening concerning those same questions, while evaluating the process and possible advantages from that interdisciplinary approach.

The first topic under discussion in this context is Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS). A group of artists from Marionet and of scientists from UC’s Centre for Neuroscience and Cellular Biology has been gathering regularly to discuss the theme and some of the results of that discussion have been shared publicly.

Participating Laboratory team on OSAS:

Ana Rita Álvaro (Researcher in Neurosciences)
Francisca Moreira (fPhotographer, Producer)
Laetitia Gaspar (Researcher in Neurosciences)
Marcelo dos Reis (Musician)
Mário Montenegro (Actor, Playwright)
Pedro Andrade (Plastic Artist)
Teresa Girão (Science Communication)

Laboratório do Desconhecimento/Unkownness Lab is an initiative by Marionet together with Universidade de Coimbra’s Centre for Neurosciences and Cellular Biology (CNC), with the support of LIPA (Laboratory for Artistic Practice and Research) and Teatro Académico de Gil Vicente (TAGV), and funded by Direcção-Geral das Artes (DGArtes – Central Bureau for the Arts).