Leonardo at Djerassi 2022 | Leonardo/ISASTwith Arizona State University

Leonardo at Djerassi 2022

Margot Knight, former Djerassi Executive Director, describes a profound alchemy at the heart of the Leonardo at Djerassi residency: "Selected from more than 200 applicants and nominees, 11 experimental souls arrived as strangers in June and left as friends in July. They included an astrophysicist, a bioengineer, writers, a chemist, visual artists and media artists. Renaissance men and women, all. They came from the east and west coasts of the United States, from England, Switzerland and Chile. All new relationships are tentative, but 30 days turned tentative into tenacious. The residents performed, read and created for each other. They interviewed a bestselling science fiction author for inspiration for their own sci-fi novel. They created ceramic sculptures in riverbeds and performed cello and bass concerts on massive ancient redwood stumps. I have no doubt they and their predecessors are changing the world in seen and unseen ways."

Please enjoy this glimpse into the creative process experienced on our mountaintop retreat. Find the residents’ contemporaneous blogs and share them. I particularly hope those of you who educate young scientists and artists can use the participants’ experiences to break down the either/or of scientific and artistic disciplines. Let’s bend the rules of the academy to reward rather than pigeonhole big thinkers. Discoveries that change the world are often the work of the brave people working on the edges.

2022 Residents

Administrative Director
United States
Photo by Hillary Goidell
Artistic Director
United States
A pale-skinned and freckled man with a high forehead and big reddish beard from the shoulders up against a white background.
Assistant Professor of Art
United States
NJ Hynes by Michael Wharley
Poet
United Kingdom
@ James Harnois
Artist
Korea, Republic of
Assistant Professor
United States
Oliver Morton by NJ Hynes
Senior editor, Essays and Briefings
United Kingdom
Multidisciplinary Author, Educator, and Strategist
United States
Photo by Nicola Dracoulis
Director of Jazz Ensemble, Senior Lecturer on Musci
United States
Senior Extension Associate
United States

Blog Posts from the 2022 Residency

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By Brian House

Macrophones is one of those art+science projects that starts with a hypothesis and then requires an awful lot of labor getting the whole...

By Jenifer Wightman

 

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By Brian House

While I'm here at Djerassi, I'm working on my Macrophones project — essentially huge microphones that pick sound far below our range of...

By Brian House

Everything is light and air here, we look down on the clouds over the ocean, they stretch out to cover us in mist each night and then recede again each day. Innumerable hawks hunt gophers in the...

By Jenifer Wightman

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By Lisa Rosenberg

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